Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Taken December 9 near the Bullpasture River, south of McDowell

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Walking Trail

OK, here's something more seasonally appropriate.  Just couldn't resist one more autumn shot yesterday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Crab Run

Crab Run on Rt. 250 between Monterey and McDowell.
Taken by Doug Puffenbarger

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Old Log Tollgate House

The old log Tollgate House on Rt 250 on Jack Mountain.
Taken by Doug Puffenbarger

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

First Signs of Autumn

A little sign of autumn has touched Highland.
Looking toward the "Devil's Backbone" in Blue Grass.
Taken by Doug Puffenbarger

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Misty August Morning

Taken yesterday morning on Big Valley Road,
looking west toward Route 220 and the Bolar Ruritan building.
Photo by Susan Applegate.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Night Vision

Taken Sunday evening on Davis Run, facing southwest. Can you name these two planets?
(The weather vane is not correctly oriented!)

Taken from the same spot, facing southeast.

"The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas..."

from "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gathering Spring

On a recent warm day, the honeybees were busy on the crocuses in our yard...the first flowers of spring!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Maple Sugar Season"

Just one of the many large maple sugar trees at
Puffenbarger's Sugar Orchard in Blue Grass, VA
Photo by Doug Puffenbarger

Right now Highlanders and maple tree owners all over the county
are tapping trees to collect sap to boil down into maple syrup.
This tree got "tapped!"
Photo by Doug Puffenbarger

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Whiter Than Snow

"Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."

From the 1872 hymn by James Nicholson

Clover Creek Presbyterian Church on the Bullpasture, south of McDowell
Founded in 1880

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Trimble's Knob

The recent snow blanketed our local volcano, then the wind carved waves.  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winter Continues in Highland

Last week in Hightown
Taken by Terri Puffenbarger

This week's BIG snow left many drifts!
Taken by Doug Puffenbarger