Monday, July 10, 2017

Humpback Bridge in Covington, Virginia

These photos were taken in Covington, Virginia. I'd long heard of Humpback Bridge and always wanted to see it. Happened to pass it by chance on the way to West Virginia. Wonderful luck! It was a no brainer to take the very short detour to go see it when we saw the sign. 

This historic bridge is only one of a few handful of covered bridges remaining in Virginia. There is much graffiti inside dating back decades. This was a winter (February) visit, would love to see it in warmer weather.


 
 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Echinacea and coneflower growing beautifully this year

Echinacea, also referred to as coneflowers, grow beautifully in Virginia. I planted seeds last fall are now flowering. Here are some recent shots from June.







Monday, July 3, 2017

Boats at Jamestown Settlement, Virginia

Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum located next to the original place where the first permanent English settlers came to Virginia in 1607. As a part of the museum there are re-creations of the original three boats that made the four and a half trek across the Atlantic to land in America.
 

We visited in April. Thunderstorms poured heavily that day but the rain broke for just enough time to take a quick tour of the boats. My photos came out a little dark so these were lightened a bit.





Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bugs attracted to milkweed

I love when the milkweed begins to attract bugs. Every year I see insects I've never seen before. Here are some spotted in June 2017. The milkweed has buds but has not yet begun to bloom. Shouldn't be too long now though!