Tag Archives: virginia

Adventures in Birdland

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Virginia’s eastern shore is a very special little place. It’s part of the larger Assateague National Seashore and features approximately 14,000 acres of beautiful beaches, marshlands and forests. You can see a lot in a day, though I would recommend spending several days quietly exploring all the park has to […]

Share

View full post »

Photo of the Week #26 ~ Occoquan Reservoir

I’ve always been drawn to water. The way it moves, reflects colors and its ability to wash away any stress I have. I grew up watching water. I believe, the act of quietly observing nature can teach the viewer many things. For me, it has developed a deep love and respect for the natural world […]

Share

View full post »

Photo of the Week #25 ~ Burke Lake Regional Park

Fairfax county in northern Virginia is a heavily populated suburb of Washington DC. In fact, it is the most populated county in Virginia at 1.1+ million people. You’d think fitting that many people into a relatively small area they wouldn’t have room left over for green space. Wrong. Fairfax has over 390 parks, including a […]

Share

View full post »

~ Photo of the Week #22 ~ Backyard Bonfires

We’ve had some pretty incredible weather this spring. I suppose we “deserved” it after our cold and snowy winter. Either way, I’ve been loving the 70-80 degree days with low humidity. My husband and I have been spending a lot of time this spring enjoying our backyard, playing fetch with our (3) dogs and burning […]

Share

View full post »

~ Photo of the Week #17 ~ The Flooding of Bull Run

It rained for 3 days straight last week. Heavy, heavy rain to be exact. I live near Bull Run, a historically significant waterway. The first battle of the US Civil War was waged along its banks in 1861. If you want to learn more about the battle, there’s a good write up on the Civil War […]

Share

View full post »