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Death Be Not Proud   2 comments

Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA (August 22, 2021) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

This morning I received word that the husband of Linda Parrish, a friend, and co-worker at Texas A&M, 
had passed away October 29, 2021. Paul Austin Parrish was 77 years old.

Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill mee.
From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,
Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee doe goe,
Rest of their bones, and soules deliverie.
Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell,
And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well,
And better then thy stroake; why swell’st thou then?
One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.

— John Donne

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

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013

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


An Eastern Snapping Turtle   2 comments

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013

Eastern Snapping Turtle Near The Shale Ridge Creek

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013

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

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013

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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