Category Archives: South River Valley

Oh Shenandoah, I love your daughter

What does the world look like when you travel home on a fall night after a day of packing up your Mom’s house after her death? Rick drove. I thought about how she loved this Virginia trip from Berryville to … Continue reading

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Photoblogging: Signs of Spring in Virginia

Spring robin, South River Valley. First tree blooms — Walmart parking lot, Ruckersville, VA. Eggs colored by nature from our friends’ spring chickens. Early spring training; Nick Faulconer, U15 Richmond Kickers Spring’s first rainbow, Charlottesville, VA; today.

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The Field Trip Not Taken

Today we’re not going on a field trip. We won’t be touring Appomattox Court House, where General Lee surrendered and America’s Civil War ended. We won’t be with our friends from our homeschool co-op. We won’t be punctuating our study … Continue reading

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What a Real Woman Wants

My husband’s friends were surprised when he took me hiking for our twentieth wedding anniversary, and even more surprised when he explained that this was my request. Well I’m getting my request in early for our thirtieth wedding anniversary, which … Continue reading

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Spring has come to the Virginia mountains. This tree in the pasture beside our house is greening her leaves a bit after the smaller trees.

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