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Archive for June, 2011

Geese in the Road

Driving along Bears Den Road Sunday morning a came across a bunch of geese and some other birds wandering across the road.

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Smelly, but Cute

Saw these baby skunks yesterday afternoon at C.F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area in Sumerduck.

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Gates of Orlean

One of the many gated driveways in Orlean.

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Orlean Cemetery

This is the entrance to the Orlean Cemetery. Ancestry.com has a link to a page listing those buried there. Below is a photo of one of the older headstones dating back to 1875:

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Foggy Morning

The road was shrouded in fog this morning at about 5:45 a.m.

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The Village Green

The Village Green is a cool little shop on Leeds Manor Road in Orlean.

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Speaking of Hot…

The old electric meter’s been spinning like mad trying to keep the house cool. Rappahannock Electric Cooperative has asked us to turn up the thermostat a tad and avoid using appliances, computers and other electric gadgets to save on power. They’re apparently worried about keeping up with demand. REC is asking all members throughout the […]

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Hot Daze

Looks like were in for some scorching hot weather over the next few days. Just as urban areas begin to cool down to reasonable levels during the early morning hours, the sun will already be rising on the next day, preparing to broil the landscape all over again. Temperatures will top 90 degrees from Portsmouth, […]

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Orlean Market

Love those deviled eggs at Orlean Market.

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Black Bear Crossing

I came down the driveway Sunday morning and as I rounded a curve, a big black bear came tumbling down the hill side. I slammed on the brakes to keep from hitting him, as he took off down the hill, across the stream and on through the woods. I stood there for a while watching him wander […]

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