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The Gardens At The Museum Of The Shenandoah Valley   3 comments

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Kathy and Joy in The Gardens at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Image by kenne

The Glen Burnie Gardens include the Pink Pavilion and Fountain Courtyard, the Boxwood Parterre and Knot Garden, and Vegetable, Perennial, Rose, and Herb Gardens. The historic Wood and Glass Family Cemetery is also part of this landscape.

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Capturing The Moment — Blossoms Behind The Wall   Leave a comment

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Virginia & Outer Banks 2013White Dogwood Tree In The Gardens of The Museum of The Shenandoah Valley — Images by kenne


Entering Life’s Thorny Stage   2 comments

   Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Image taken at Shale Ridge by kenne


“There is a Thorn—it looks so old,
In truth, you’d find it hard to say
How it could ever have been young,
It looks so old and grey.
Not higher than a two years’ child
It stands erect, this aged Thorn;
No leaves it has, no prickly points;
It is a mass of knotted joints,
A wretched thing forlorn.
It stands erect, and like a stone
With lichens is it overgrown.

. . . first stanza from William Wordsworth’s, “The Thorn”

Capturing The Moment — Clouds Reflect The Sunlight After Sunset   6 comments

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013The sunlight on clouds over Shale Ridge — Image taken by kenne from Kathy and Bob’s deck.

An Eastern Snapping Turtle   2 comments

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Eastern Snapping Turtle Near The Shale Ridge Creek

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Probably a young snapping turtle (approximately 6″ ) shows signs of having come up to the shale area from the muddy areas near the creek.

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Bob takes a closer look — Images by kenne

The House At Shale Ridge   9 comments

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Virginia & Outer Banks 2013

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013Images by kenne

Earlier this month we spent a few days with our good friends, Kathy and Bob at their beautiful home, on thirteen acres, outside Winchester, Virginia. In less than a year, they have done much to clear the Shale Ridge property near the house, adding a “four board” fence on one side of the house for their two golden retrievers. Much has also been cleared in the meadow down along the creek that runs through the property.  Shale Ridge is in the beauty Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Our visit was brief, but as always a wonderful time was spent together.


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