Sunday Scenery

We spent a few days this past week up in West Virginia’s New River Gorge. We were there for a birding trip, which is held during the week when many species stop during their Spring migration. It is particularly attractive for birding purposes as there are so many habitats along the length and depth of … Continue reading Sunday Scenery

Immigration – The Entire Journey

You probably saw Super Bowl LI, so there is a good chance you caught at least a glimpse of 84 Lumber’s Super Bowl commercials. Each was a portion of the “journey.” All together they were “The Entire Journey.” If you missed it or have not seen the whole thing, here it is: As a first … Continue reading Immigration – The Entire Journey

The Magnolia Plantation Audubon Swamp Garden

I recently posted on our trip to Charleston, SC and on the nearby plantations. While visiting the Magnolia Plantation, Gail and I were very happily surprised to find this gem, the Audubon Swamp Garden! Here are a few photos taken during the visit. This area around Charleston is known as “low country” because it is … Continue reading The Magnolia Plantation Audubon Swamp Garden

Meet Me in St. Louis

Princess Gail and I just returned from a trip to St. Louis with our new friends Hal and Diann. We went for the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits (the exhibits, really!) But first, we decided to catch a couple of famous St. Louis sites on our first day. It was a cold, wet, dreary day, … Continue reading Meet Me in St. Louis

Birding at Whitetop Mountain, VA

I’ll share some pictures of a little birding trip we took this morning. We went with some of our Winston-Salem Audubon friends to Whitetop Mountain, at the westernmost tip of the state of Virginia, in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. There was a risk of thunderstorms, but we all took a chance … Continue reading Birding at Whitetop Mountain, VA