Category Archives: Appalachia

Local Color

Here, in the mountains and high valleys of Virginia, autumn colors have been intensifying over the last few days. Is there anything more spectacular than sunlight warming autumn’s red and golden leaves? Autumn – thanksgiving for the rich gifts the … Continue reading

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A Rare Find

A couple weekends ago, my husband and I went for a drive to parts of the county we had not been to in years. As usual, I scanned the landscape for beautiful vistas and wildflowers. That morning, we saw scarlet-red … Continue reading

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Gentle Curves

The Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and a small part of West Virginia, stretches 200 miles from the Potomac River up North to the James River in the South. It is bounded by the Appalachian Mountain range in the West and … Continue reading

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Spare me…

When you walk out of your house in the morning and see this in your driveway, the first thought would be “rattle snake” and “danger.” Upon closer inspection, however, there was no rattle at the end of the tail. As … Continue reading

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Jubilation

Spring – jubilant, triumphant, exuberant. Spring – my favorite season, has finally arrived! Frühling – jubelnd, triumphierend, überschwänglich. Frühling – die beste Jahreszeit ist endlich angekommen! From the most humble, tiniest flowers Von den bescheidensten und kleinsten Blümchen to sweet … Continue reading

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