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Lighting up the Woods: Mountain Laurel

During a Sunday drive through dense woods on the Virginia/West Virginia border, we were delighted to find large areas of blooming Mountain Laurel. Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is a flowering, evergreen shrub in the heather family. Native to the Eastern … Continue reading

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Light and Shadows

The month of April was full of it: the shadow side of humanity, the terror of natural disaster, unpredictability on all fronts and unsettled emotions. Above all – change and more change. As winter transitioned into spring, we humans followed … Continue reading

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