Veterans Appreciation

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, the day we as a country remember the sacrifice and service of those who have served in the armed forces. In just a few weeks, most of us will gather around the Thanksgiving table with friends and family or go out into the community to share dinner with those less fortunate. […]

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Wild Leaves

“As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky” – A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore, 1822 No. It wasn’t originally known as ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, that came later. More puzzling for me has always been how a beautiful image […]

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Apples to Apples

Hey there. It is hard to imagine a better way to kick off a blog about life, building, and design in the northern Shenandoah Valley than with a little apple-picking. Yup, apple picking. Amid crazy schedules and long days, we finally got a chance to walk through the sun-drenched Marker-Miller apple orchards in Winchester this […]

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