Archives for July 9, 2013


The mechanic gave us the “okay” for driving to Big Meadow yesterday, so we did!  I meant for us to be home early from our trip, but we rolled in just before 11 p.m.  I took about 700 photos, so for now, I’ll leave you with a few from Skyline Drive.  Jonny pulled over so that I could take pictures of these pretty blue flowers. “Viper’s Bugloss” they are called because the seeds of these introduced plants are supposed to resemble the head of a viper.  According to the ancient doctrine of signatures, it could be used to treat the bite of a venomous snake (referring to a field guide here.)

Later on the meadow:  This pair of fawns was bleating for their mother (if that’s what you call it) and I so wanted to get that on video, but rather than make any cute sounds while I filmed, one of them decided to tinkle!  I’m sharing anyway, because fawns are cute no matter what they are doing.