Miscellaneous Photos - 2016

January  -- February  -- March  -- April  -- May  -- June  -- July  -- August/September  -- October  -- November  -- December

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January


Pizza idea (1/2)

Pizza idea (1/2)

Pizza idea (1/2)

Lunch (1/2)

Old billding foundation
along Mill Creek (1/3)

A tight drop on Mill Creek (1/3)

Mill Creek Falls (1/3)
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Mill Creek Falls
(photo on trail sign)

Another tight rapid (1/3)

Big undercut at the
bottom of the rapid

First snow of the winter (1/4)

Blue Jay (1/4)

Woodpecker (1/4)

Deer (1/4)

Red Zygo (1/4)

Buck (1/10)

Finches (1/10)

Downy Woodpecker (1/10)

Downy Woodpecker (1/10)

Female Cardinal (1/10)

Downy Woodpecker (1/12)

Downy Woodpecker (1/12)

Birds in motion (1/12)

Tufted Titmouse (1/12)

Monochrome photo of
Mourning Doves (1/12)

Snow this afternoon (1/12)

Cardinal (1/12)

Cardinals (1/12)

Nuthatch (1/13)

Nuthatch (1/13)

Bluejay (1/19)

Birds in Bush (1/22)

Birds in Bush (1/22)

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
and 8" of snow (1/22)

Female Cardinal (1/22)

Red-Bellied Woodpecker (1/22)

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (1/22)

Birds under feeder
Mostly Juncos (1/22)

Nancy clearing the
driveway (1/22)

Pellet Stove (1/22)

Snow (1/23)

Snow (1/23)

Snow (1/23)

Cardinal & Blue Jay (1/23)

Deer tracks (1/24)

Kitty tracks (1/24)

Early Bird (1/24)

Path to our shed (1/24)

Jack & Janell walking over (1/24)

Sunrise (1/25)

Sunrise from back yard (1/25)

Deer (1/27)

Hairy Woodpecker (1/30)

Cherry gauge (1/31)

Creek at Summersville (1/31)

Icicles at Lost Road (1/31)

February


Zygo Cactus

Downy Woodpecker

Winter Visitors

Towhee

Snow on the trees

March


Shed siding damage

Shed siding damage

Shed siding damage

The suspect

Deep Pink Amaryllis
Photo by Nancy

Deep Pink Amaryllis
Photo by Chuck

Elvas Amaryllis
Photo by Nancy

Elvas Amaryllis
Photo by Chuck

Daffodils (3/19)

Hike to Long Point
Trail Sign

NRG Bridge from Long Point

NRG Bridge from Long Point

Hike to Long Point
Serviceberry

Upper Waterfall
along Fern Creek

Lower Waterfall
along Fern Creek

Hike to Long Point
Viola Hastata?
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April


Eastern Towhee

Female Cardinal

Elvas Amaryllis

Deer (4/8)

Mr. Downy (4/8)

New snow (4/9)

Male Cardinal (4/9)

Alleged Cat Killer #1 (4/9)

Alleged Cat Killer #2 (4/9)

Hairy and Downy
Woodpeckers (4/9)

Apple Blosson Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Amaryllis
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May


Rye Bread by Nancy

Toupee - Sandy or Donald?

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

Columbine

Columbine

Columbine

White Iris

Red Rhododendron

Orange Azelea

Iris

Iris

Rhododendron

Butterfly

May 15th
Covered strawberries,
tomoatoes & peppers

May 15th
Covered strawberry bed

May 15th
Covered beans, peppers
and peppers

Foxglove

Foxglove

Irises and Foxglove

Yellow Irises

Visitor for dinner
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June


Peonies

Petunia Family

Proud Land

Pink Peace

Peonies out front

One of the few cherries
the birds haven't found

A bird checking out
the black raspberries

We netted the bluberries

The blackberries still have
a while to go

The older MacIntosh Apple Tree

Our older Yellow Gold Apple Tree

The younger Mac Free Apple Tree

Our young Mutsu/Crispin Apple Tree

Rhubarb

Our garden

Yellow Rose

Red Rose

Koko & Lillie

3.33" of rain (6/23)

3.33" of rain (6/23)

3.33" of rain (6/23)

Rocky the Raccoon

Dan, Jill, Alexa and Haley in WV (June 26)


Brock's Bridge on Rte 39
Lake is 37 feet above
summer pool

Long Point Hike
Lake is 37 feet above
summer pool

Long Point Hike
Lake is 37 feet above
summer pool

Long Point Hike
Lake is 37 feet above
summer pool

Long Point Hike
Lake is 37 feet above
summer pool

Long Point Hike
Alexa picking blueberries

Long Point Hike
6-spotted green tiger beetle

Long Point Hike
Rhododendron

Long Point Hike
Rhododendron

Long Point from Overlook
Lake is 37 feet above
summer pool

Summersville Dam (14,900 cfs)

Summersville Dam (14,900 cfs)

Summersville Dam (14,900 cfs)

Summersville Dam (14,900 cfs)

Checking out conditions for the Cherry and Top Gauley (June 28)


Nancy and I went for a drive this afternoon to check out Panther Creek Road down to the Top Gauley and the conditions along the Cherry from Fenwick downstream and the road down the Top Gauley. Panther Creek wiped out a big piece of the road about 1/4 mile from Route 39. We turned around and drove to Fenwick and then down the Cherry. The banks of the Cherry were scoured. We could not see much of the river until we got to the Holcomb bridge. The river didn't look like it changed much from what we could see looking upstream and downstream from the bridge. The DOH is piling huge rocks on the spur road at Rhododendron Park, There are a lot of trees between the park and the river, totally blocking the path that we used to take to/from the river. We didn't see any major blockages or changes in the river below the Holcomb bridge all the way to the Gauley - confirming what "Bear" told us after he paddled that section a couple days ago.

It looks like the parking area under the "new" bridge is smaller than it was before the flooding. We also saw where the water had been up on the deck of the old bridge and left a bunch of debris.

We drove down the gravel road along the left side of the Gauley to see if we could get to Panther Creek. It's about 4.5 miles. We turned around after 2 miles because we got to a section with huge potholes. Terry's wife did drive down there a few days ago but we didn't want to chance it with our Subaru Forester.


Panther Creek Road
about 1/4 mile from Rte 39

Fenwick gauge (about 1.1 ft)

Upstream from the Holcomb Bridge

Downstream from the Holcomb Bridge

Rhododendron Park

Rhododendron Park

Rhododendron Park

Tree in the Cherry
near the takeout

Takeout at Curtin bridge

New and old Curtin bridges
debris on old bridge from the flood

Dan, Jill, Alexa and Haley in WV (June 29-30)


Jill on the upper new (6/29)

Nancy, Dan & Chuck
Upper New (6/29)

Leighann, Addie & Alexa
Upper New (6/29)

CG to GSB (6/30)

CG to GSB (6/30)

CG to GSB (6/30)
Haley looking Budda-like

Jill, Haley & Nancy
Upper New (6/30)

Chuck, Alexa, Haley & Nancy
CG to GSB (6/30)

CG to GSB (6/30)
Alexa cooling off

CG to GSB (6/30)
Alexa, Jill & Dan

CG to GSB (6/30)
Haley after cooling off

CG to GSB (6/30)
Alexa riding the waves

Black bear in our yard

Black bear in our yard

Black bear in our yard

Black bear in our yard
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July


Elias Leedy ready for
Pirates of the Tuck

Hostas on the Nantahala

David at Surfing Wave

Buck looking for apples

Groundhog eating an apple

Wild turkey in our yard

Momma Bear

Momma watching her cub

Two cubs descending the tree

One of the three cubs

One of the three cubs

Two of three cubs

Two of three cubs

Mommy & one cub

Hike along Mill Creek

Hike along Mill Creek

Hike along Mill Creek

Hike along Mill Creek

Hike along Mill Creek
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August/September


Tomato tops

Tomato bottoms

First Buck (8/14)

Second Buck (8/14)

Large Milkweed Bugs

Italian Sweet Frying Peppers

Doe & Fawn enjoying apples (9/21)

Buck enjoying apples (9/23)
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October


Buck enjoying apples (10/2)

Eastern Phoebe? (10/2)

Tree color (upper right) (10/2)

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Blue Ridge Parkway
Buena Vista to Waynesboro

Monticello (Jefferson's Home)

Monticello (Jefferson's Home)

Cockscomb at Monticello

Hunters Moon (10/15)

The Buck Stops Here (10/16)

Fall Colors (10/16)

Fall Colors (10/16)

Fall Colors (10/16)

Fall colors (10/19)

Fall colors (10/19)

Fall colors (10/19)

Fall colors (10/19)

Fall colors (10/19)

Our house (10/19)

Fall color (10/28)

African Violets (10/28)

African Violet (10/28)

Trees in our woods (10/30)

Endless Wall (10/30)

Winterberry on Endless
Wall Trail (10/30)
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November


Thanskgiving Cactus (11/06)

Mill Creek Falls (11/06)

New pipe across
Mill Creek (11/06)

Full moon (11/13)

Zygo Cactus (11/17)

Boo (11/19)
Charles & Kellie's pets

Penny (11/19)
Charles & Kellie's pets

Phineas (11/19)
Charles & Kellie's pets

Our first snow (11/21)

New photo frames (11/28)

New photo frames (11/28)
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December


Old RR Bridge across
Panther Creek

Old RR Bridge across
Panther Creek

New culvert across
Panther Creek

Old bridge that was
replaced by the culvert

Jade in bloom
(photo by Nancy)

Jade in bloom
(photo by Chuck)

Sunrise (12/11)

Chuck & Matt (12/12)

Jade plant after the kittens
knocked it down (12/12)

Jade plant after the kittens
knocked it down (12/12)
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