53rd Annual Highland Maple Festival – Making Syrup in Virginia

This year’s Highland Maple Festival was held the weekends of March 12 – 13, 2011, and March 19 – 20, 2011. I was working on clearing out the overgrown flower beds around the house, so as much as I wanted to go, I had to postpone my trip till next year’s festival.

Fortunately, you are […]

Roanoke Museums – Bottom of the Shenandoah Valley

I don’t know if “bottom of the Valley” sounds positive, but Roanoke, the “Star City of the South” is a beautiful place and it lies at the Southern end of the Shenandoah Valley. I moved to Roanoke when I was in high school, and while I only lived there full-time for a year, my parents […]

White Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley

We woke up this morning to light flurries of snow that managed to make the world look all pretty and white again. Fortunately it didn’t last long since we had family here. While we didn’t seem to get any pictures of the snow (and I still don’t know how that’s possible), we did get a […]

Victorian Christmas in Edinburg – Touring the Shenandoah Valley

Historic Marker

I recently spent a cold Saturday night supporting the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and touring 12 area homes and churches as part of the “Victorian Christmas in Edinburg, 2010 Sixth Annual Candlelight Parlor Tours.” You can view a sites we visited at the Town of Ediburg’s website.

Some of the homeowners were […]

Woodstock Virginia Christmas Parade

What happens at the 2010 Woodstock, Virginia, Christmas parade? Light snow flurries, Santa, firetrucks, cadets, tractors, caroling, a tree, freezing temperatures, and hot chocolate…to name a few things! Here are a few pictures. I didn’t have a great deal of success with the camera. I unfortunately got some glare from a streetlamp in a significant […]