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Mangy Bear Eating Hickory Nuts

December 11, 2019
Black Bear

Back on October 26th, a bear spent about half an hour eating hickory nuts in our front yard. Here are a few pictures I took through a window.

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Trains in the Fall Foliage

December 9, 2019
NS train 227 is led by SD70ACe #1012 west near Belle Meade (between Linden and Markham, Virginia) on 10/31/2019.

Lately I’ve been spending more time taking pictures of trains than nature scenes, but sometimes the two topics converge. Here are a few train pictures I took this fall.

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Tragedy on the Trail

May 18, 2019

The Washington Post reports on a horrible murder on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia: Sanchez adopted the trail name “Stronghold.” And by early May, he had made it to southwestern…

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Raccoon in the Road

May 15, 2019
Raccoon in the Road

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Fox on the Tracks

May 13, 2019
Fox By the Railroad Tracks

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2018-19 Winter Snow

May 10, 2019
2018-19 Snow Statistics - Linden, Virginia

Here are the snow statistics collected for our location along the Appalachian Trail in Warren County, Virginia. At a little over 30 inches of snow, last year ended up in…

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Snapping Turtle

April 20, 2019
Snapping Turtle

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Turkeys in the Road

April 12, 2019
Turkeys in the Road

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Second Evening of Spring

March 22, 2019
Second Evening of Spring

Yesterday (March 21, 2019), it rained all day before changing over to snow in the evening. I measured 1.5″ of snow before much of it melted overnight.

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Striped Skunk

February 25, 2019
Striped Skunk

Yesterday, we saw this striped skunk out in the neighborhood. I think it’s the first skunk picture I’ve gotten as I usually only see roadkill skunks during the daytime. This…

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The Ice Storm Cometh

February 14, 2019
9/16th of an Inch Ice Accretion

This Monday and Tuesday (February 11-12, 2019) we had a significant freezing rain event here in a mountain community near Linden, Virginia. Here are some pics:

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2018: The Wettest Year

January 18, 2019
Flooding as Seen from Rte 619

As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: 2018 was the wettest year on record for dozens of towns and cities in Virginia. Long-term weather observing stations that broke annual precipitation records include:…

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January 13, 2019 Snow Storm

January 14, 2019
Shiloh, the Newest Member of our Family

This past weekend, we picked up two rounds of snow for a total of 10″ here in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Linden, Virgina. Here are a couple of photographs…

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