February 28, 2017
February 27, 2017
|Sharing with Monday Murals|
The Random: This fine barn is just outside downtown Luray.
|Sharing with The Barn Collective|
|Sharing with Mosaic Monday|
February 26, 2017
February 25, 2017
Here's a dog named Fluff who is a pomeranian mix. We saw him at the house where we used to live in Basye. He's about to leave though, for his family is moving away and new tenants are scheduled to move in next week.
Let's end with a bright red cardinal.
February 24, 2017
1. Looking Out is Mersad's photo-challenge today. I went back into my archives for this one because it matches the topic so well.
|Shenandoah National Park. Scenic Weekends.|
2. Yesterday we had pretty clouds as the daylight faded.
|Skywatch Friday, Weekend Reflections|
4. I made up a little sign to post when trolls get annoying.
|Orange You Glad It's Friday?|
Someone is holding a flier that says "Wanted. Alive and at a town hall."
February 23, 2017
February 22, 2017
The Good: The town of Luray has preserved Hawksbill Creek as an asset rather than piping it underground. A walking trail and several parks make it a recreation spot as well as a place of beauty.
The Random: Mallard ducks enjoy the creek.
(The ducks give me an excuse to share this post with Wild Bird Wednesday as well as Wednesday Waters. I'm also linking to Cathy's blog hop, Jesh's Seasons, as well as The Good, The Random, and the Fun.)
The Fun: Our weather has been unusually warm for February and this brought hundreds of people outside to enjoy parks like this on Presidents Day. Here we see families having a pleasant time on the Hawksbill Greenway.
See more posts about Luray, VA.
February 20, 2017
Some time ago I posted pictures of this huge mural in Luray, as seen from across Hawksbill Creek. Today we walked along the Greenway and I saw some details that I did not capture from the other viewpoint.
|Click on the collage to see a large version.|
|"Nature's Tribute — Nine Eleven"|
The nature mural was completed in 2004 by Janet Scott. I see that Page Valley Arts Council has published an Art Trail listing, so I need to go back and see what I've missed.
February 19, 2017
If you head northwest from the truck stop at Toms Brook and turn left at the trailer park, you find yourself on Country Brook Road. Suddenly you're back in rural America! Drive past Country Gardens and bear right near the actual creek called Toms Brook (which the town was named for) and head up Brook Creek Road. (Ya gotta love these names, right?)
Watch for the farm entrance on the right with the brick gateway: Moo Manor! How's that for a name?
The residence does look like a manor house! But this is a working farm, or is ranch a better term? They raise hormone-free beef.
Farther up the road you have the option of bearing left onto Sand Ridge Road. It will take you to Back Road, but before that you'll pass scenic St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.
When you reach Back Road, you can turn right and then make another right at Mt. Olive. That will take you back to the truck stop, where you can buy ice cream or coffee before getting back on the Interstate 81. I like making little tours like this through the country.
February 18, 2017
Thank you, friends who expressed concern for Flash and sent wishes for me to feel better. I do; sometimes a night of sleeping works wonders!
Flash seemed to feel okay today except there was a time this evening when he coughed for a little while. I have a complicated schedule that the vet gave me for his new medications and I had to adjust it a little because it's impractical to give him one pill at 1:00 AM and then start the next day's meds at 5 AM.