Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 2

Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 2

After a dry summer, I wasn’t sure if the leaves were really going to perform this fall. But the September rains must have juiced them up because this year’s color isn’t disappointing! The green seems to be staying on the trees a little longer in some...
Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 1

Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 1

It’s that time of year again! My favorite time of year actually. Next to Christmas, of course. The air is crisp and fresh, and cozy fog is laying on the mountains that are turning from lush greens to rustic, autumnal shades. Last year, we (along with helpful...
Meadowdale in Bloom: A Photographic Short Story

Meadowdale in Bloom: A Photographic Short Story

Post Sponsored By and Created in Partnership with:   Come walk with me on this journey through Spring’s awakening in Meadowdale… We all survive the winter. We eat. We work. We sleep. Knowing, one day, those clouds will break, and we will yet again be...
Don’t Take “See Ya Later” for Granted

Don’t Take “See Ya Later” for Granted

I started writing this post the day after my good friend Chris Royal passed from this life. (I’ve had editors tell me never to start an article or post in this manner, but in my zombie-fied, mind-blown state, I can’t find the emotion or sense to begin any other way.)...
Make Room, Maple! Highland County has Another New Syrup!

Make Room, Maple! Highland County has Another New Syrup!

Did you know Highland County is home to Virginia’s first and only commercial producer of Black Walnut syrup? In fact, they may even be the largest producer in the nation!  Christoph and Lauren Herby of Tonoloway Farm in McDowell, Virginia, are adding to Highland...