Category Archives: Shenandoah Valey

Playing chicken

1 September, 2019            Playing chicken In the decades our cabin in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley was our home away from home, quirky memorable events occurred more often than it seems they should have. But our family … Continue reading

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A tale of two rivers

21 October, 2018            A tale of two rivers       No deer or buffleheads yet but I believe they’ll appear soon, as Hemingway put it, “gradually then suddenly.” There were lots of deer tracks on … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Gap

22 October, 2017 Shenandoah Gap A year ago this month, I was at a property owners meeting here with my Mom. This is the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Page County, Virginia. It’s the western border or Shenandoah … Continue reading

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Up close and personal

11 June, 2017        Up close and personal [[WARNING! THERE IS A PICTURE OF MY NEPHEW TOWARD THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST! YOU WILL FIND HIM IRRESISTIBLE!]] I was dropping a buddy off near Bon Air Wednesday afternoon when … Continue reading

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Guest blogger, Maple Festival 2017, Pony Pasture deer

12 March, 2017            Guest blogger, Maple Festival 2017, Pony Pasture deer – A blog post in three parts: Part 1, Guest blogger, my niece Wren: The Maple Festival The Maple Festival is a place where you … Continue reading

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Switched horses in midstream

19 February, 2017            Switched horses in midstream Twenty-four hours ago this blog post had a much different look. The title was Daffodils you can hear. But as events unfolded – primarily unremarkable events – I moved … Continue reading

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Yellow and blue

8 January, 2017 Yellow and blue Yellow primroses: Dogs by the river: Moonrise, Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Bridgewater, VA: More next week! All best, Jay

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