The view from my perch on the mountain


Salt Water in My Veins

Some of you know that I grew up in Virginia Beach which is bounded on the north by the Chesapeake Bay and the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The laid back community known as Chesapeake Beach, or Chic’s Beach ….. with no K damn it!….. to locals, is the stretch of sand I literally grew up on and is forever imprinted in my soul as home, no matter where I roam.


The Rocks.

I, as well as many of my fellow beach rats, spent hours and hours sitting on these boulders staring across the bay while pondering life’s mysteries.


THE BOSS on The Rocks


The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel spanning the 20 mile mouth of the bay.


Mom and THE BOSS with the CBBT behind them


Sunset Stroll……


……..and The Reward at the End.

This is where I came from. Click here to see where I am now.  The Virginia Tourism Corporation’s advertising slogan is Virginia is for Lovers. I sure love it, from the mountains to the sea!

American Robin

Our weather forecast is calling for scattered snow showers Sunday and Monday. I’m hoping the weather guessers are operating at their usual efficiency because I usually don’t notice these guys until after I’ve mowed the lawn and they flock in to hunt for insects. Here’s to signs of good things to come!


American Robin (Turdus migratorius)






I got some nice shots of a pair of Mourning Doves, as well. Those will be on my Virginia Through My Lens page as soon as I can get them posted.