March 31, 2012
March 30, 2012
Dr. Poland's field trip course is scheduled for May 18-20, 2012. Here are a few photos from last year's trip to Gettysburg.
Previously I posted last year's Brandy Station tour on this blog.
See the Advanced Civil War course listing on NVCC.edu. The topic is Civil War Prisons and Hospitals.
March 29, 2012
|Elias, Meadow, Marie, Lynn|
March 28, 2012
We had the hardwood floors refinished at the Lake House. The old floors were quite worn, as you can see in the second photo, taken two years ago. They were also dark, and since we were having them redone we switched to a light color.
The newly finished floors are beautiful!
March 27, 2012
March 26, 2012
Congratulations to Dr. Poland, my longtime history professor and Civil War Field Trips leader. His hard work and talents were recognized with Virginia's 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award.
I was one of the students who submitted a letter of recommendation for this award and I was very happy that he was selected. I've taken many of his classes and maintain a website about the Civil War field trips.
Read the NVCC Press Release.
|Charles and Betty Poland Surrounded by Some of His Students|
|Betty Poland||Me with Dr. Poland and a Marvel Comic he got |
as a gag gift
March 25, 2012
March 24, 2012
Click and watch the short video.
Basye Orkney Springs Library ProgramFarmer Tom let his turkey graze on the library/airport grounds. At first the turkey grazed casually, but eventually he made a break for freedom. Fortunately the farmer was able to catch him before he disappeared in the woods.
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March 23, 2012
At the Library in Bryce Resort
Miss Mona likes to include a hands-on activity during each children's program at the library. For "What Does a Farmer Do All Day," the activity was decorating a small pot and planting seeds in it.
Since the weather was warm, the children worked outdoors at picnic tables.
You may like: Airstrip at the Resort.
March 22, 2012
Miss Mona arranged for Farmer Tom to bring animals to Basye for a children's program at the library. Many of the animals were very young and the children were enchanted with them. Actually, so were the adults!
The program was lively and educational. We even had a perfect spring day for it!
Tom's farm products are sold at the Friendly City Food Co-op in Harrisonburg.
March 21, 2012
What could be cuter than kids with animals?
Kids with baby animals!
Farmer Tom brought young animals to Basye for the library's program, "What do Farmers Do all Day?" Chicks, piglets and lambs were among the adorable creatures he transported in his truck from Turkey Knob.
March 20, 2012
Welcome, Spring!®. I also added a light canvas texture so that viewers can see that this is an altered photograph.
March 18, 2012
At one time I would have been impressed by the mountain views but I've gotten so spoiled by our own view and some others up here that I found this view to be mundane. It's on the "other" part of Supinlick Ridge, south of 263 and has a Mount Jackson address.
Labels: Real Estate
March 17, 2012
We are planning to move there. We love our current home but the long drives to town are becoming more tiring as we get older. And while I'll miss the great view we have in Basye, the view you see here is great too. The mountains are the north end of the Massanutten Range.
March 16, 2012
March 15, 2012
short video but I thought you might want another look at her outfit. I thought she did well considering she was restricted by that long dress.
March 14, 2012
Bryce Resort, Basye, VA
March 13, 2012
March 12, 2012
There was enough snow Saturday for a successful Winterfest though. This week warm temperatures continue and are rising into the 70's. Daffodils are blooming! Looks like it's spring!
March 11, 2012
|Carrier Arboretum, Harrisonburg, VA|