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Silence

Not quiet, but silence, or as I would define it, the absence of unrelated, distracting noise. I can think of only one time where I experienced complete silence. It happened early one morning between the passing of the dusk and … Continue reading

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Some Haiku for You

I dabble a bit in poetry so I thought I’d share a bit. I am particularly fond of haiku, not the modern rag-tag anything goes type, but the traditional Japanese style. Here’s an explanation if you’d like.   Bare limb … Continue reading

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Life on a Blueridge Farm – Finding the Creeper

  If you happen to be a resident of or a traveler to Southwest Virginia one of the must-do activities is a trip down the Virginia Creeper Trail either by foot or bike. The Creeper Trail is a 34 mile … Continue reading

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Life on a Blue Ridge Farm – Gettin’ The Cows

Part of my cousin’s after school chores included “gettin’ the cows”. An hour or so before milking time started he made his way into the pasture to round up the herd and drive it slowly but deliberately toward the milk … Continue reading

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Life On a Blue Ridge Farm – Arrival

I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and spent my first three years there. My father decided it was time to move back home and so we packed our small-family belongings and headed back to Abingdon, Virginia. My father was … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Autumn

Fall has arrived and with it the twice-yearly balance of day and night – 12 hours each. In the Blue Ridge the day occupies fewer hours because of the height of the surrounding mountains. Sunrise at 7 in the flatlands … Continue reading

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Likin’ “Likes”

We’ve just announced a new Facebook “like” contest. Go to either http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Ridge-Pilgrim/155384354520460 or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bruce-Denton-Photography/227016243975693 and “like” either (or both) to be entered to win your choice of one 11×14 inch print. If someone recommends another FB friend and they win, … Continue reading

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Greening

The yearly reign of green receives its coronation in early April in the Blue Ridge, just in time to banish the tyranny of grey and brown. It starts with a tinge of color on the tips of the trees and … Continue reading

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Clap

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12 (NIV) Ok, so when do … Continue reading

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Spring Rain

The first rains of spring fell today. The Asheville area has been dry for the last several years, with the exception of one, so today’s shower was a blessing. The grass in my yard is now starting to rouse from … Continue reading

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