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The Silverleaf Bear has returned

Last year at about this time, I was startled to see a bear running across a neighbors field. This year the bear was closer and I was able to capture a few images from our back deck. It looks like … Continue reading

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Floyd, Virginia, a county full of good ideas

I fell in love with Floyd county on my first visit. It has a lot of scenic vistas, but it is the people that made me feel that I had finally arrived where I was meant to be. There is … Continue reading

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Rhododendron Glory – but not in our yard

We have dense thickets of Rhododendrons within sight of our front door, but none have bloomed yet.  Meanwhile, up at Peaks of Otter these Rhododendrons are showing off in grand style. We saw them when we stopped for lunch at … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the Blue Ridge Parkway today

I encountered this "mutant" wild turkey that apparently has four legs. Now, if we can only cross-breed one of these with domestic fowl, we will have more drumsticks than we can shake a fork at. This was an adult turkey … Continue reading

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