In the start of a new short video series, “Animals in Appalachia” by WestVirginiaVille.com, a mother deer puts her foot down as she momentarily loses track of her two fawns. —a dramatic two minutes on the lawn! WHERE ARE THE FAWNS!!! Mama Deer puts her foot DOWN! Then, at the last moment—BABY FAWN 2 BOLTS! Uh-oh!! See the dramatic conclusion to the film in the final seconds!
PHOTO|ESSAY: 10 ways of coping with a dreary West Virginia winter’s day: dec17.2020: On a winter day of all-day rain and bone-chilling cold, I give up trying to Figure It All Out. Instead, I sift through my photos, crop and lightly filter them. Maybe I can find order and meaning there. Or an aesthetic distraction, which may be just as good.
PHOTO-ESSAY: Five WV Variations on the Art of Thankfulness: nov26.2020: From horses on porches to possible sightings of Jerry Garcia in a rural marsh, here are five images from around West Virginia that spark our thankfulness. Happy Thanksgiving.
NATUREGRAM | 10 Variations on a West Virginia Ginkgo: nov20.2020: It is an auspicious place, this former plantation and home to more than 50 slaves before West Virginia ever came to be. But on this Autumn Appalachian day, the ginkgo biloba trees recall a more illuminated present.
READINGS | A Stroll Deep into a West Virginia Marsh: july10.2020: If it’s true we are mother, father, sister, brother, related all to all, maybe that’s one way to comprehend and befriend the ten thousand things. The hundreds of voices, cries, and songs rising from this manifold marsh.
NATUREGRAM 1 | Sheltering-in-Nature during a Pandemic: june26. 2020: Could you use some Canadian geese, chuckling water and scenes of nature not trying to sell you something? Here is a WestVirginiaVille Public Service Mental Health Pandemic Video.