Sunrise and Sunset in the Shenandoah Valley

Nothing much to talk about today. It’s cold and breezy, and I’ve had a long week at work, so I’m too lazy to do anything outside. I managed to take a picture of the sunrise and a picture of the sunset and run some errands. The rest of the day belongs to Hulu and catching […]

Daffodils – Wordless Wednesday

daffodils breaking ground

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Moonset Over the Mountains

moonset over the alleghenies

The weather has been a bit crazy this week in the Shenandoah Valley. Sunday was frigid, Monday was balmy, and Tuesday and Wednesday were cold and windy. Finally Thursday and Friday gave us beautiful sunny days with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Friday ended with clouds, […]

Foggy Day versus Sunny Day – Landscape Views

Folks think I’m exaggerating when I say the fog up here is crazy! We’re at about 1,300 feet, which isn’t Colorado high, but it’s Virginia high, and some days we’re literally walking in the clouds.

The below pictures compare a foggy day where you can barely see the neighbor (last Saturday) with a bright, sunny […]

2011 Starting Seed Inventory


While I’m waiting for my Southern Exposure Seed Exchange seed order, I finally finished the inventory of my seeds. I should have done this in December, but at least it’s complete.

Seed Organization

I’m pretty organized with my seeds. I use small, clear “check envelopes” to store them. I’m pretty sure I […]