Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blacksburg sunset, July 2009

The evening after huge thunderstorms rolled through brought this sunset:

You can just barely see the sun through the trees on Brush Mountain.
Looking east revealed this beautiful cloud, with distant thunder rumbling.
Dusk in the New River Valley.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

High Summer Photos

Some garden and trail photos:

Squash blossom maturing into squash.
Tomato blossom.
Less ominous squash blossom.
Backlit leaves, War Spur Trail.

Another backlit leaf. I love how the light filters through the forest in the afternoon.
A very scary looking Indian Pipe near War Spur Trail.

Monday, July 20, 2009


1. Having the shape of a flat ring or disk
2. having a rounded convex or globular shape

A collection of round items, inspired by the 40th anniversary of the first moonwalk:

Puddle on a locked metal plate, Blacksburg golf course
Kerosene lamp globe from my grandmother's house
Inside Mabry Mill

Melting icicle
Beer cisterns

Curved roof

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Our house from space...

Where we live, as seen from the eye in the sky. The image is a bit dated, and appears to be a year or so before we moved in. Now there's two dogs in the yard, and life used to be so hard, now everything is easy....

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Thanks to Google maps. And Graham Nash.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

A few miles north of the Mendocino Headlands is Point Cabrillo, another landmass that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The Point is home to Point Cabrillo Light Station and a state park. There are lovely views of the ocean and beautiful cliffs that plunge into the ocean. Here's some photos:

Sunset one evening, with a blustery 20-25 mph wind and temperatures in the mid-40s. It was quite chilly on the headland.
We stayed at the Lighthouse Inn, the renovated lightkeeper's house.
The lighthouse is surrounded by a 270 acre nature preserve.
The lighthouse. More of a house than a tower, in contrast to the tall lighthouses we're used to on the North Carolina coast.