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Mountain Laurel

February 19, 2008
Mountain Laurel

Last Saturday, my wife and I went for a hike in Shenandoah National Park along Lands Run Gap Road. The mountain laurel added some nice color to the winter scene.

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Nature’s Crystal Chandeliers

February 14, 2008
Nature’s Crystal Chandeliers

The third ice storm of the season was even more spectacular a day later as the sun shined down upon the ice laden trees. My wife snapped this great photo on a road winding through the glass-like trees.

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3rd Ice Storm of the Season

February 13, 2008
3rd Ice Storm of the Season

Last night, we experienced the third ice storm this winter. At Old Dominion Wildlife Headquarters, ice was mainly confined to rocks and decking. However, there was significant ice on trees just a mile north at lower elevations. In this photo, a 500 kV power line passes by ice covered trees.

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Another Ice Storm Image 2

February 1, 2008
Another Ice Storm Image 2

Here’s another photo taken during today’s ice storm.

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Another Ice Storm

February 1, 2008
Another Ice Storm

There looks to be about 1/4 inch of ice is coating the trees today at Old Dominion Wildlife headquarters. Power has flickered off a couple of times, but is on for now. Tonight’s breezy weather could cause power line trouble.

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Nothing

January 31, 2008
Nothing

I added this image to help identify the animal in the previous post. It was taken approximately 15 seconds after the first image; the animal does not appear in this shot.

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