Plants

Virginia Bluebells

April 26, 2015
Virginia Bluebells

Growing Bluebells The bluebells bloomed a little later than usual this year. I took this first picture earlier this week in our yard where my dad started a small colony. Bluebells aren’t too hard to get established in a somewhat wet location. Shenandoah River Bluebells Today, we took the girls to the Eastham Park Trail…

Read more »

Bloodroot 2015

April 19, 2015
Bloodroot 2015

The bloodroot are looking nice in the higher elevations of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If interested in a bloodroot print, I have one available at FineArtAmerica. Additionally, my father-in-law won Smoky Mountain Wildflower Artist of the Year in 2010 for his bloodroot watercolor. The original has been sold, but prints are available from BobGeorgeArt.

Read more »

Our Bad Luck Tree

September 19, 2014
Our Bad Luck Tree

Soon after we moved in, we planted a dogwood tree in front of our house.  The poor tree has endured damage from heavy snows, ice storms, and buck scrapes.  I woke up one morning this week to find the tree cracked with the top half hanging down.  The only thing I can figure is that…

Read more »

Ironweed and Butterflies

September 15, 2014
Ironweed and Butterflies

Some ironweed growing in the backyard attracted a lot of butterflies this summer.  Here are a couple of butterfly pictures (tiger swallowtail and great spangled fritillary).

Read more »

Sunflower

September 14, 2014
Sunflower

This past spring, my daughter planted some sunflower seeds at pre-school.  One sunflower survived and bloomed this summer.

Read more »

Eastham Park Trail Extended

June 24, 2014
Eastham Park Trail Extended

[Updated 2014] The new Eastham Park trail has been extended in Front Royal, Virginia. The trail starts in Eastham Park on Luray Avenue and heads almost exactly one mile to Skyline Vista Drive in front of Skyline High School. The trail will eventually be part of a larger trail system to be named The Royal…

Read more »

My Other Site