Category Archives: New River Valley

The Light of Spring

“A light exists in spring Not present on the year at any other period- When March is scarcely here.” Emily Dickinson It shines with the promise of new life.  It reflects off new fallen snow with bright green shoots of … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze

The pond is frozen. The New River Valley has finally taken a plunge into the deep freeze of winter. The fickle sun brightly beckons me outside but the thermometer sitting on 8 degrees over rides the urge to walk about.  … Continue reading

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Winter Greens

When last week started off with this beautiful sunrise,  I suspected that I might be taking a technology break and I did.  I spent my week before the holidays away from the computer and immersed in my favorite activities of … Continue reading

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Asphalt Seagull

From the mountains, across the Piedmont and Tidewater and onto the beach is a trip of about four hours from the New River Valley.  How odd that a bird with no interest in playing in the snow would make the … Continue reading

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A Simple Sound, a Pleasant Memory

I awoke this morning to a soothing sound.  Anyone who has spent a night in a canvas tent in the woods knows the sound. Most of our oak’s leaves have fallen, carpeting the ground in rich burnt sienna.  Before dawn … Continue reading

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A Calm Before the Storm Day

Yesterday was a mild, sunny “calm before the storm” day to be savored. With an Arctic blast of winter weather predicted to arrive on Wednesday I spent most of my time Sunday outside joining other creatures who were excitedly enjoying … Continue reading

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Scatter Seeds, Gather Weeds

Several years ago my sister gave me this cute little gardening stake.   I’ve been gathering weed seeds this week.  That’s right.  And I plan to scatter them and plant rows of them around my yard for a bumper crop … Continue reading

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