Monday, August 27, 2007

Sweet Virginia Breeze Ranch....

I jokingly call our place the Sweet Virginia Breeze Ranch ... you know ... like the Robbin Thompson/Steve Bassett song (Richmond-based songwriters/performers who got their start in the 1970s).

We catch strong winds here coming through the Gap and down the mountain slopes ... and looking out over the mountains I'll ask, "How do you spell 'heaven'? V-i-r-g-i-n-i-a."

I love this place.

This evening I sat on the deck and watched the deer family that took up residence in our back yard a month or so ago. What is unusual about this group -- at least different from what I've seen in the past -- is the buck that hangs out with them. He's a 10-pointer, a nice looking thing ... and there are three does and four fawns to round out the group. Sometimes they will graze right on up into the yard toward the back of the house but most of the time they are at the edge of the woods.

The deer are overpopulating out this way ... but they are pretty to watch while sitting in the Sweet Virginia Breeze....

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