||Summer, 2003: Shenandoah National Park, Harper's Ferry
Jacqueline and her mother, Maria, who was recently visiting and has since returned to Peru, in the Shenandoah National Park. Señora Jacobs was overwhelmed by the magnificent view. (early July)
As we were driving north along Skyline Drive, we saw this black bear foraging only about 30 feet away, on the side of the road. Of course, I had left the telephoto lens at home that day. D'oh!
Andrew posing in front of Old Rag Mountain, which sits on the eastern edge of the Shenandoah National Park. It's one of the most popular hiking areas in the region, and I climbed it 15 or so years ago. Wait till next year!
The railroad/pedestrian bridge across the Potomac River at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. On the other side is a tunnel. Located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenadoah Rivers, Harper's Ferry has spectacular scenery, and it has a rich historical heritage as well. Jacqueline and her mother are visible on the left.
Rose-breasted grosbeak, snacking at our bird feeder. Thanks to my neighbor YuLee Larner for alerting me to the arrival of this beautiful migrant, which only nests in highland areas of Virginia and northern latitudes. Unfortunately, it was nearly dusk by the time this guy came to our back yard, which is why the image is so poor. For a much better image (taken by John), click HERE
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