Hiking The Wagon Trail

Hiking The Wagon Trail

A fairly level trail on our property, actually an old wagon road, leads from the top of our driveway to the western edge of our property where a creek marks that boundary of the third parcel.  It is about 3/4 of a mile out and back, a 20 minute walk at a slow pace. ...
After A Spring Rain

After A Spring Rain

Mid-April the warming weather brings spring rains, a greening landscape and abundant flowers.  The clear winter landscape, low clouds and spectacular sunrises give way to bright spring colors. Our pollinator garden is becoming bright green and a few wildflowers are...
Winter Frost

Winter Frost

Every once in awhile, we get winter frost in a way I had not seen out west. Every time this phenomena occurs, I run outside with my camera to take photos until it’s so cold the camera stops working or my hands do because it’s so so very beautiful.  It...
Grayson – Highlands State Park

Grayson – Highlands State Park

We have been camping within a 3 hour drive of Roanoke, exploring all the state and local parks we are able to.  Our favorite by a long shot is to spend a weekend in Grayson-Highlands in the spring. You want to get in there the first or second week of May and the...
Biking The New River Trails

Biking The New River Trails

Another favorite camping spot is New River.  We take our bikes and make a weekend of exploring the ‘rail trails’ (many are built on defunct railroad right-of-way paths) and neighboring cities that are accessible by trail.  If you go in the spring, the warm...
Mountain Roses

Mountain Roses

At least that’s what I called them when I came across them hiking the ridge above our home. This is a shelf fungus, the dying portions curl and resemble a gray rose.  It’s really quite lovely. These were growing atop an old tree...

Pin It on Pinterest