Saturday, July 7, 2018

Tubing on Beaver Lake

Big day tubing on Beaver Lake today.

Emily and Ben are having fun.

It got a little more exciting!

Captain Greg at work.

Mike and Amanda took a turn.

The expression on Amanda's face presages what happens next.

Emily's googles and her pride were the only casualties.

Most  of the crew.

Ben is a natural at kayaking.

So is Margot.

Ben and Lauren took a turn a little later.

Even Emily got back in the saddle again.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Star Mountain Roanoke

Michael, Amanda, Misheil, Tom and I went to the Star at Mill Mountain Park in Roanoke today.

Looking north toward downtown Roanoke.

Looking to the northeast.

Here is the key to identifying the mountains.

Here is the actual star.

It was built in 1949.

Well come back at night on of these trips.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Backyard Wildlife

Margot notice mother and baby in the backyard this morning when she went out to feed the birds.

There were a couple of fawns in the neighborhood last year but I never saw them nursing.

I think she heard the camera clicking.

They moved off very slowly. I'm guessing that is a survival technique.