Category Archives: Nature

Colonial Williamsburg

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War memorial, Stafford, Virginia

The black stone sphere spins gently on a pool of water. A press release described this as “a 3,000-pound floating granite world globe, floating above a pentagon-shaped base that is etched with the five branches of the Armed Services.”

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Halloween at the McCormicks

Harry Potter and friends awaiting nightfall to go trick-or-treating. Some of them scarcely noticed the dementor.

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Halloween at home

Sandy’s mantlepiece

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Erin, rugby

Erin at the annual alumnae game, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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A visit to Dad’s

Columbus Day Weekend, early October 2018 Almost all photos by Elspeth ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Pittsburgh-Cumberland bike ride

As I was sick, I missed this week’s 4-day bike adventure on the Great Allegheny Passage, but my friends are having a wet and wild time:

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Butterfly at Willowmere Park, Sept 20th

Been seeing a few of these at home lately. The camera produced something a bit too yellow — I think the true color was a bit more brownish.

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Trespassers still

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Who me?

Sandy asked, “Who’s eating all the leaves off my cucumber vine?” She also asked, “Who keeps digging holes in my fairy garden?” That’s the Carolina Wren, owner of both the porch and the space under the porch. His call seems … Continue reading

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