Still Waters At Sunset

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12/25/16 – Still Waters – Lake Drummond / Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia: A lone Bald Cypress stands 75 feet offshore catching the very last rays of the days sun. The cobalt blue sky fades to deep orange, pinks and reds near the earth as the sun is nearly below the far opposite horizon at sunset. The few clouds that remain over the lake turn iridescent pinks and oranges. Below, the almost glasslike surface of the water belies the stiff 15-20MPH winds coming off the lake, while creating near mirror like reflections. It is about as quite here as anywhere on earth. The only sounds are occasional sounds of various birds that call this lake and this enormous great swamp home. #lakedrummond #greatdismalswamp #loveva #virginiacities #virginiaisbeautiful #nature #virginiastate_photos #vawildlife #visitvabeach

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Freezing Rain Rusty Mailbox Icicles Part 2

Another ice storm creates more good photo opportunities of our old rusty mailbox. 1.5.2014

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1/5/2014 Another ice storm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Loudoun county, Virginia. Once again another, though this time different photo of icicles on my old rusty mailbox out front. The box is about 50-60 years old and has definitely seen its fair share of all kinds of weather.

Frigid Temperatures Create Frosty Art On Window Pane

1/4/2014 –  Window Pane Frost.

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Window Frost- 1/4/2014: Frigid early morning temp of 2F above zero outside was cold enough to form frost on the inside of the storm windows on my house. This photo was right at sunrise just before the sun hit this south facing window and melted mother natures beautiful work of art.

James River Sunset

Live Oaks in silhouette against a brilliantly colored sunset along the James River.  12/28/2013

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Sunset from Fort Monroe National Monument / Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia. After a beautiful mild winter afternoon for a walk around enjoying the sights we were treated to this spectacular sunset looking west up the James River. Located at the mouth of the James river where it meets the Chesapeake Bay, Old Point Comfort has been in use as a military installation of some kind and varying names since 1609, and is also home to the second oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, the Old Point Comfort Light. (seen in prior photos) Many more photos of this trip to follow.

Old Point Comfort Light & Keepers Residence

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse and Lighthouse Keepers Residence. 12/28/2013

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Old Point Comfort Lighthouse and lighthouse keepers house at Fort Monroe National Monument / Old Point Comfort. This view is from the top of the old fort which stands around 40 feet tall. The water in the background to the left is the moth of the James River, to the right is the lower Chesapeake Bay. Located at the mouth of the James river where it meets the Chesapeake Bay, this lighthouse was first built in 1802 and has been in use since, though it is now automated, and has been since 1973. It is the second oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, and was captured by the British and used as an observation post in the War of 1812. Old Point Comfort has been in use as a military installation of some kinds and varying names since 1609. Many more photos of this trip to follow.

Old Point Comfort Light

Historic Old Point Comfort Light Still Shines. 12/28/2013

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Old Point Comfort Lighthouse at Fort Monroe National Monument / Old Point Comfort. A beautiful mild winter afternoon for a walk around enjoying the sights. Located at the mouth of the James river where it meets the Chesapeake Bay, this lighthouse was first built in 1802 and has been in use since, though it is now automated, and has been since 1973. It is the second oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay, and was captured by the British and used as an observation post in the War of 1812. Old Point Comfort has been in use as a military installation of some kinds and varying names since 1609. Many more photos of this trip to follow.