Tag: Shenandoah

Oh Shenandoah

It’s been a warmer year than usual and autumn colors are slow to show themselves. Visiting Shenandoah National Park in my perennial trip with my hiking friends from the Mountain Club of Maryland, I brought a photographer friend and we arrived early to enjoy the scenery. My true […]

Rose River Falls

In search of waterfalls that tumble down from the top of Shenandoah Mountains, I was looking for some that had an easier access than others. Along Skyline Drive there are several trails that head down the mountain along beautiful streams but can pose challenging treks for many. One […]

Ruffed Grouse

It’s been such a busy two weeks and it’s good to be back to share some of my adventures. Each year I travel to Shenandoah National Park with the Mountain Club of Maryland. Our true destination is to hike up Old Rag Mountain. An arduous nine-mile hike that […]

Wild Columbine

Columbines by: Teresa Hooley (1888-1973) Airily poised in the garden bed, Delicate saffron, white and rose, With gossamer petals lightly spread The columbines flutter upon their toes. Wait, till the moonlight sets them free! They’ll stir, they’ll shake off the dew, they’ll go Dancing, dancing (but you’ll not […]

In the Clover

Bunny Rabbit by Anonymous Bunny creeps out and caresses his nose, Combs out his ears with his fluttering toes, Blinks at the sun And commences to run With a skip and a hop And a flippety-flop, Nibbling the clover wherever he goes; But only when he is quite […]

The Contenders

Dawn at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park. Time for a duel. A duel between youth and age. In one side of the corner is the ten-point buck. At least five years of age, due to the growth of his antlers. Marked with a big green “X” and a […]