Plants

Skunk Cabbage

February 14, 2017
Skunk Cabbage Flowering

An early sign of spring, I spotted this skunk cabbage in a low area of the Appalachian Scenic Trail Corridor today in Linden, Virginia. You can see the flower inside of the leaves.

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Orchid Season

May 6, 2016
Yellow Lady's Slipper Closeup

Here are a few pics of yellow lady’s slippers and showy orchis from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Virginia.

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Spring Tricycle Ride

April 15, 2016
Tricycle Ride

During my oldest daughter’s soccer practice, my youngest daughter took a tricycle ride (I walked) along the Eastham Park Trail in Front Royal along the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. There were lots of wildflowers blooming including Virginia Bluebells. We also were lucky to see this Red-bellied Cooter soaking up some sun.

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2016 Railroad Photography Calendar

December 19, 2015
NS Train 214 passes a redbud tree in Markham, Va on 4/29/2015.

Besides wildlife photography, I’ve also been enjoying railroad photography for the past few years. This year, I put together a 12 month 2016 calendar comprised of photographs of trains along Norfolk Southern’s B-line running betweeen Manassas and Front Royal, Virginia. This is a very scenic rail line passing through quaint towns, farms, and mountains. If…

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Diagonal Walnut Tree

July 21, 2015
Diagonal Walnut Tree

Last month, we went to a birthday party for our friends’ daughter at Douglas Park in Arlington, Virginia. There’s a walnut tree there leaning way over that is fun to climb on.

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Rattlesnake Weed

May 26, 2015
Rattlesnake Weed

We went on a short family hike on Memorial Day north on the Appalachian Trail from Linden. Shortly after crossing a bridge, there is some Rattlesnake Weed blooming along the trail.

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Virginia Box Turtle Reporting