Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A thunderstorm with heavy rain is rolling around the hill this evening. Saves me watering the plants!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Was trying to take a photo of the late sun coming in through the window and inadvertently took one of myself.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Was rather surprised to see this at the Steam & Gas Engine Show in Berryville today. Was it really necessary at a family event as this where there isn't even alcohol served?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday, July 26th, 2013

At The Family Drive In Theatre in Stephen's City with Rob waiting for Wolverine to start.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's Christmas in July at the unit next to Emblemax. They've already started decorating Christmas trees to go in malls later this year.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Rosie Lee checking out my collection of Shadow Diver stuff. The book, The Last Dive by Bernie Chowdhury, arrived today. A first edition and signed by the author, it's about the father and son team who perished while exploring the U-869. I have to admit to being obsessed by this diving discovery and am still gleaning information about it.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

There are 2 photos today because I needed to show what I often see on the way home from work and then what it is when I zoom in. This bald eagle has made his home in Middleburg for a number of years and is known by all the locals. Today he was sitting on his usual perch but was being bombarded and screeched at by a mocking bird who kept fluttering around him, keeping this up for about 10 minutes until he flew off. She followed and they made a large circle before they both landed back in the tree with the eagle deciding he was just going to ignore her. I assumed he must have eaten her young. She kept up her harassment for about another 15 minutes before giving up and flying away. The eagle remained sitting there, completely unflustered.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The dawn breaking through the mist. Adam Casky from ABC 7 News showed this photo on his weather report this morning. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

All the 'Best in Show' winners at the Fauquier County Fair.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

As I stopped to check my mail I noticed a  Red Spotted Purple butterfly feebly flapping its wings by the side of the road. There are 2 broods of these butterflies between April and October, this was likely one of the first on its last legs. I picked it up and moved it into the field away from the cars rushing by that were causing it to be blown around. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

An absolutely amazing sky above Marshall at 6:45 this morning.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Kota Kat ready and waiting to go to the doctors for his annual check up. And he gave them hell. Who'd have thunk that this sweet little boy would turn into a twisting yowling demon at the sight of a needle. Can't really blame him...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The sunflowers are blooming at their peak at the moment in Maryland. They are stunning.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Boss Man got water in his watch so put it through the gas dryer at work. 380 degrees. He did it 4 times. Pretty impressed, the watch dried out and kept working.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I love sitting out on my patio in the evenings listening to the sounds of nature and watching the evening critters wake up and come to life.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Stepping back in time with a Rupert book Mum sent me which explains how he started and who drew him. Mum has always got me Rupert annuals since I was a little girl.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

We have a beautiful guest hanging out with us this evening, a Giant Leopard Moth. He's actually sleeping as these are nocturnal and won't fly before dark. My first sighting of one of these, and I'm in awe.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Someone dropped a scraper in the drum of ink and no one's gonna fish it out!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

What a triumphant victory for Andy Murray. Britain has been waiting to claim the Wimbledon  Champion title for 77 years. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Prince William Forest Park where a group of us went for a 7.5 mile hike. A very pretty walk but it was hard work in 90 degrees heat and we didn't have many stops. We kept up a good pace throughout so I took very few photos. I'll likely go back here in the fall to get more shots.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Whoever wrote this knows nothing about chocoakte fudge cake, it wasn't particularly great. But it did nothing to detract from a superb Independence Day spent with the Sterling crew. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The silk tree is in full bloom at the moment. This is a beautiful tree all year round, smothered in pink fluffy flowers in the summer or completely bare in winter.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Margie brought me another pile of audio books and has been raving about this one in particular. Started it today and cringed at listening to some of the scuba diving accidents, I can relate a little having tried it once, but I'm already hooked on the book and looking forward to my commute tomorrow morning.