Category Archives: Virginia

Aside from Ferry Farm

We took Owen to see Ferry Farm, site of George Washington’s boyhood home, which is in Stafford County, across the Rappahannock from the Fredericksburg City Dock. (Recent photo by Elspeth; Owen’s quite interested in George.) After lunch at the historic … Continue reading

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St Stephens Episcopal, Catlett, Virginia

Built 1880. Cedar Run Parish founded 40 years earlier, but original church burnt during Civil War. Shared rectors for many years with nearby Grace Episcopal. For several years in the 50s, had Rev. Charles P. Moncure as rector, perhaps a … Continue reading

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Grace Episcopal, Casanova, Virginia

Built 1865, a country church on a woodsy dirt road. A nice view across farmland to the east.

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Icy Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg

From the little unnamed fishermen’s park on River Road in Stafford, looking at sunset across the icy Rappahannock River towards Old Town, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Icy Occoquan

Boat dock at Mamie Davis Park, Occoquan, Virginia, after lunch January 11th, 2018

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Running past the weeds

On a morning run at Willowmere Park I passed a stunning display of thistles. I walked back for a closer look and found more to see than just weeds. The hummingbird moth was a bonus but the bindweed so entranced … Continue reading

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Drinking lunch on the Blue Ridge

At the Fox Meadow Winery, Linden, Virginia, with our friends Jim Charest and Linda Beville. It may be way up in the mountains, but the winery is not short of neighbors, hidden away in the trees:

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Fredericksburg railroad bridge

Drizzly January afternoon, looking NE from Brock’s across the Rappahannock River to Stafford. I counted 68 seagulls on the bridge. Stylized B&W version is buried here.

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Owen and the Lego buffalo at Lewis Ginter Garden

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Hot!

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