Biking despite virus crisis

June 19, Trudy & me after 5 hours and 34 bumpy miles on Dahlgren Heritage Rail Trail.
June 19, DHRT, mid-trail, by Trudy H. Notice discarded RR ties/sleepers on right.
Early June 2020, water scene by Bob Pawlak from the DHRT, maybe around mile 15.
June 10, 18 miles, VCR Trail end: me, Trudy, Carol, Bob K, Leslie, Joanne. Missing: Janice.
June 2, 15 miles, Lee Drive and VCR Trail: Edwin, Trudy, and (not shown), Leslie and Bob K.
May 25th: Trudy, me, David, Leslie, Joanne: Bealeton, 25 miles, 2 hours, 12.6 mph.

Union Church Steeple

The newly restored (June 2019) belfry and steeple on the old Union Church in Falmouth (c. 1819), via zoom lens from the south lawn at Belmont, the Gari Melchers Home and Studio. (The restoration was reported in this Free Lance-Star article).

I took another shot a few days later without the zoom lens: a wider view of Falmouth from Belmont’s blue bathroom window. Most prominent is the 1966 Falmouth Baptist Church, but the Union Church spire can still be seen in the trees further to the right.

A few more photos from Belmont: the eagle greeting arrivals to the front door, the vertical sundial between the bathroom windows above the sun room (at 10:19am, Feb 14th, 2020), and the south side of the house (at 3:44pm a week later). The sun room was a 1920s (?) Melchers addition to the 1795 house.

The horseshoe staircase outside the back door has a century-old ornate railing which we hope to see renovated soon. This is the center panel, seen from inside the house, looking down the hill to the back gate.