Roaring Run Hike Near Roanoke

roaring run

On a recent visit with my sister in Roanoke, we were blessed with a beautiful clear morning after a week of very hot and humid weather.

My active sister┬ásuggested we take a short hike at Roaring Run, a beautiful little 1.5 mile round-trip hike about an hour from her home. I had […]

Forsythia and Life in a Cold Pocket

I tell Master Gardener friends that I live on a cold little ridge in the western part of Shenandoah County. Some of them tease me that I’m imagining it’s colder “up here” at 1,300+ feet, but it truly is! When you add in that chilly breeze from West Virginia blowing through the gap, it’s downright […]

Reorganizing Seed Packets in the Snow

previously organized seed packets

We’ve had one whopper of a snowstorm this year, as well as several smaller snowfalls. We had over two feet during the first real snow of the year!

I love the first snow, even if it’s a lot, especially when it comes on the heels of an 80-degree Christmas. I […]

The Last Colors of Autumn

orange leaves

 

I’ve spent two weeks driving back and forth to the University of Virginia medical center since┬áDad’s surgery. He’s doing better, but I still want to be there as much as possible, so I make the drive.

It’s an hour and a half door to door along stretches of Interstates 81 and […]

A Little Autumn Color

The weather has been all over the place in the last week! Crisp and cool, hot and sunny, blustery and breezy… There’s a little bit of autumn color on the trees near the barn. Happy Autumn!

Autumn Color at the Barn

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