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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Wet Lilly

Loudoun finally received rain last night, it's been quite a dry spell. I found this Lilly sitting in a secluded pond off Williams Gap Road this morning. A wet, half mile hike across a pasture revealed this hidden place at the base of the Blue Ridge.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Loudoun County Fair in full swing

The fair scenes in Loudoun and Clarke counties are always the genuine article. They are generally not too commercial while revealing rural lifestyles in a public way. While struggling to retain it's historic identity, the Loudoun fairgrounds were encircled by land moving machines seen atop nearby hills.

I'm not sure if this chick won a prize or not.

This chick holds all the prizes. She was kind enough to pose for the camera.

My favorite event. This is before....

....and this is after. Some might think this is a photo of the parking lot at Reston Town Center. The smash-up derby here is likely a safer place.

Which one is not like the others? The baby goats were adorable.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park

My daughter and I recently visited the Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park along the Potomac. Located in the Landsdown neighborhood along side the golf course, this 122 acre park is an interesting find. The initial part of the park allows you to explore on the banks of the Potomac river. The balance of the park comprised of a trail than runs adjacent to the river. A nice hidden gem to be explored.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Thanks Washington Post!

Many thanks to the Washington Post and their newly launched website for hosting this blog. My Pastoral site is listed under the Blogs section. Thanks!!!

Update: Jan 2011: The Washington Post updated this site and no longer features a blogroll list.