Category Archives: Virginia Byways

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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We Brake for Skies

Yesterday we were passing through Barboursville on our way back from a soccer tournament. The trip had been especially pretty, with the air taking on a golden glow as two full days of hard rain transitioned Virginia from summer humidity … Continue reading

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A Thirty-Year Hike

Before our wedding anniversary rolled around, I was hoping we’d get to celebrate by going hiking, and I had in my mind getting back to South River Falls. We made it to the Falls, not far from Swift Run Gap … 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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Greening

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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