Deer at Dad’s kitchen window


Grazing under the bird feeder

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Hellebore


I’ve seen hellebores blooming even in the dead of winter, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a wide-open bloom.

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St David’s Day


Sandy surprised me with this first daffodil — I’d said none were out yet.

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Waiting for spring

The ground’s littered with those prickly seed pods from the sweetgum trees, but the magnolia buds are swelling, and today we spotted our first crocus!

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Quick, deer


Trying out the new wildlife camera, hoping for a bit better than this, almost 7am on Feb 7th. But three days later about midnight we got these two at the same spot:

One of them got even closer . . .

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Super blue blood moon eclipse


Couldn’t see the January 31st early-morning eclipse from our half of North America, but by bedtime the moon was again dominating our sky. A couple of weeks later I adjusted exposure and other settings in Lightroom, but left the original viewable here.

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On his usual perch


Lately this particular squirrel (I guessed) has been spending time in this particular spot, visible with the sun behind him, catching my eye during my after-breakfast cup of tea. But is it the same squirrel? Another shot, a slightly different pose, three days later:

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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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Willowmere Park


Below is another shot of this tree taken 4/4/2018, this time from the opposite direction and looking uphill rather than down. No geese this time.

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