Thursday, August 25, 2022



Chesapecten jeffersonius

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Seldom Seen


A couple of largely forgotten corners of Virginia's former capital city.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022




Restaurateurs have made some interesting adaptations to this pandemic, as in the case of this second story addition to Retro's. Haven't been up there yet myself. Maybe have to try some of their "Root Beer on Tap" one day.

Monday, August 15, 2022



Yes, it's been hot, but still beautiful.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Taskinas Creek


York River as seen from the mouth of Taskinas Creek . . .

where the fiddler crabs have quickly disappeared into the grass . . .

and where students studying the creek's wildlife can also temporarily "disappear" from view.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Boat Launch


One of my favorite places--the boat launch at York River State Park.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Powhatan Creek


I recently carted my old Penobscot down to Powhatan Creek for another afternoon float.

Headed upstream . . .

passing beneath numerous bald cypress . . .

and beside their myriad "knees".

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022



For months now, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has been in the process of moving its historic windmill to this new site where it will be much more visible to the public.

Now it has finally happened and I am looking forward to soon seeing it in full operation again.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022



As I bid farewell to Massachusetts, my plane passed over Fort Independence there in the foreground and the islands of Boston Harbor beyond. 

Friday, August 5, 2022

Old Pascommuck


As I was setting out on yet another trail, this time near Northampton, Massachusetts, I happened across this memorial. 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Hemlock Trail II


The rest of the Hemlock Trail led me back along the shore of the Upper Hemlock Lake . . .

past some lovely mountain laurel . . .

and the remnants of a quintessentially New England-style rock fence.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Hemlock Trail


Follow the Highland Lake Trail long enough and you can eventually connect with the Hemlock Trail, which quite understandably leads you through a lovely Hemlock forest.