The view from my perch on the mountain

A day for the birds

Frankie had the day off so I got to sleep in for a change. When I finally did crawl out of bed my brother called to say that he and his girlfriend were leaving Charlottesville and headed this way. While I waited I cleaned my camera and lenses and took a few test shots to make sure I hadn’t missed anything.

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This turkey vulture riding the thermals over our ridge made a good test subject.

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It’s amazing how graceful these huge birds can be. They average a 5 to 6 foot wingspan.

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Once the travelers arrived and got settled in their motel room it was time for a little sightseeing.

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My brother wants to do some camping in our neck of the woods next spring so I’ll be showing him around a few of the local state parks while he’s in town. This afternoon we went to Foster Falls State Park on the New River.

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The travelers.

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We even ran across a small flock of Canada geese wading in the shallows.

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Tomorrow we’re off for a couple of other state park camp grounds as well as some high vantage points to shoot some long vistas. Them flatlanders is gonna need a nap by the time they finish following me around.

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2 responses

  1. Tricia

    What a fantastic day out ….. I’m jealous ..

    September 18, 2010 at 1:07 PM

  2. Juli

    Great photo’s of the rock outcropping at the river… You’re brother is just the opposite of what I expected! Very cool… you two are yin and yang…

    September 20, 2010 at 8:14 AM

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