Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hunting This Week

The girls and I have spent the week hunting.  Its been pretty cold for the most part.  I got a small doe earlier in the week but haven't seen another deer since.  I also got three squirrels but our neighbors cat, mama-sita, stole one I left unattended for about a minute and proceeded to eat her supper! 

Last night we had dinner at Buddy's house next door and played Boggle with the kids.

Today it is sleeting with freezing rain and you can't walk in the woods without the forest hearing you.  I've been hunting by the house where I'm out of the sleet and near the coffee pot.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blizzard brings 20" snow to Fairfax

The "Blizzard of 09" dropped 20 inches on us yesterday. I haven't been to our house in Madison but my neighbor Buddy reports 30 to 36 inches up on the mountain. Waiting to hear if the road to our house has been plowed yet.  More pictures soon.

Monday, November 23, 2009

First Deer of the Season

Saturday morning around 7am I tagged this 4 point buck. He weighed in at
100 lbs dressed. Later that evening I shot at a doe about 150 yards
away but missed. I checked the rifle on Sunday and it was sighted in
just fine. So yeah I MISSED! ;)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Daughter Practicing Violin

My daughter decided she wants to play violin.  Here she is practicing her 20 minutes a day.  The school offered to teach her for free and we accepted.  She already has a good foundation from piano lessons and easily reads music.  Now she must learn the notes on the violin.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wine Tasting in VA

Today we went wine tasting around central Virginia with long time friends.  We started at Keswick Vineyard, stopped at Jefferson Vineyard and finished at Albermarle CiderWorks.  Then we were off to dinner at Hollymeade.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More Pictures From the Blue Ridge Parkway

Well here we are! I'll post a slide show of the entire trip once I can get Picasa working again.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Two box turtles hoping I would leave

I saw these two colorful box turtles today near the lake.  They obviously did not want to be disturbed.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Last Year with ChithoniC

Here we are with the heavy metal group ChithoniC taken last year before a concert in Northern Virginia.  I just ran across the picture and thought I would share it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter 2009

The Easter Bunny made a stop at our house for Easter.

Over the weekend, we went to Doris and Charles house and enjoyed the annual Easter Brunch and egg hunt. See and click the pictures on the right side of the page.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Neighbors House and New Garage

This is our neighbors house and their new garage by morton. You can park three school buses in there and still have room to set up a new home!

Monday, March 30, 2009

International Space Station Over Fairfax Station

Here is a picture of the Space Station over Fairfax Station this evening at 8:52pm. The big dipper is also visible just over the trees. You will need to click on the picture to see all off the detail. The picture was a 60 second exposure with my Panasonic Lumix TZ5 Digital Camera at 28mm zoom setting.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Time To Go Bowling

Last Saturday I took the girls out bowling so I could practice a's only been 8-10 years! They did very well even considering the bumpers. Here are some pictures showing their stylish shoes and their favorite leave of the day, the 7-10 split. I started out slow with a 155 but ended the second game with a 259. I just recovered from the aches and pains. Time to go bowling again!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Ski Trip to Wintergreen

Here we are at Wintergreen. This was the first ski trip for the girls. We took about a 2 hour class and then off to the slopes! The girls did well but my wife couldn't get it. She hurt more from falling down than skiing. Next time we will probobly try Massanutten Resort.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New year

Today, I got my 4th deer, a button buck. My cousin got one yesterday the same size and at the same hunting spot up by our house. I have enough now to last us until next year. What a nice hunting season it's been.

Saturday my cousin will come back out to hunt squirrels. My wife said she would try it but I expect most of them we'll just give to my cousin.

More about our ski trip to Wintergreen Ski Resort later.

Also a note to our friends in other countries that might have found these hunting pictures offensive... hunting in our country is part of our heritage. We eat what we hunt and take no more. It's far more humane to hunt compared to what is done to cattle at the slaughter house. I was raised a hunter as was my father and his father before him. Some people are against hunting and that's their decision. I hope they enjoy being vegitarians as much as I enjoy being an omnivore. This is part of our life here in Virginia and that's what this blog site is about.