12 February, 2009

A Special Skywatch Supplement-

This morning, the sky was a perfect backdrop for my "LOVE" window. A very Happy Valentine's greeting to all my friends at Skywatch and My World! My main skywatch submission is below.

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10 February, 2009

Scenes from New Castle, Virginia-Skywatch Friday

Saturday was absolutely a gorgeous day, bright blue skies and no clouds and the temperature in the 60s. This photograph was taken just outside New Castle, Virginia at one of my favorite deserted houses. I like the bright blue sky just visible through the rotted out roof, it is a nice contrast to the aging wood.

New Castle is approximately 31 miles from my home and is the only "town" in Craig County (in Botetourt County where I reside there are no official "towns" or "cities" rather unincorporated areas).To get to New Castle from my home, I travel across Route 779 to Route 311 and turn right at the junction and proceed North. The drive is through farms, horse farms and the beautiful Jefferson National Forest.

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My World Today - Buffalo Buffalo at Hollow Hill Farm, Virginia

Taken at Hollow Hill Farm in Paint Bank Virginia this past weekend. The weather was gorgeous and the snow was gone. Temperatures were in the 60s.

The American Bison (Bison bison) is a bovine mammal, also commonly known as the American buffalo. "Buffalo" is somewhat of a misnomer for this animal, as it is only distantly related to either of the two "true buffaloes", the Asian buffalo (or "water buffalo") and the African buffalo.

Bison burgers are served at the Swinging Bridge Restaurant where we lunched and, are from the herd that grazes nearby at Hollow Hill Farm.

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