Keeping an eye out...

This has turned into a fun project! While strolling down a trail along the York River in Virginia, I came upon a couple of trees with some interesting bark patterns. They...
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Ongoing project: Blending In

*Updated 9/9/16 with new images Blending In is a project I started a couple of years back that has been a lot of fun. I have been inspired by Art Wolf's book Vanishing...
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Eastern Shore Seaside Towns

The Chesapeake Bay area is crab country. We just returned from a trip to Virginia's Eastern Shore. Our ultimate destination was Chincoteague Island, but along the way we...
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From one place.....

I recently finished reading The Forest Unseen by biologist David Haskell. In this book, David observes one square meter of forest in Tennessee for an entire year. With a...
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Experimenting

The past few days have been really hot here in Virginia (upper 90s and low 100s), so I have been getting out early and visiting my favorite spot at Greensprings trail. No...
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Powhatan Creek

Took a quick trip back to Powhatan Creek this morning. I wanted to see how far north I could get - there's virtually no development in the area and it looks like a great...
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Symbols of Virginia

It's always fun learning a bit about our new duty stations. So far we have lived in New Jersey, Maine, Connecticut, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and now we are back in Virginia....
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Waller Mill Reservoir

The Waller Mill Reservoir supplies drinking water to our area and paddle craft and electric motors are permitted. Most of the reservoir is crystal-clear providing great v...
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Morris Creek - Revisited

While paddling Morris Creek the other day, it struck me how timeless the area is. It's probably not all that different looking when Captain John Smith explored the area i...
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Morris Creek

Today was another day for paddling. I forgot how much I have missed kayaking over the years. I took a trip up Morris Creek which is part of the Chickahominy Wildlife Mana...
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