Ivy Creek Natural Area


Yesterday the rain held off long enough for 10 of us to take a hike sponsored by Chesterfield County in the Ivy Creek Natural Area, just north of Charlottesville. Nothing blooming yet, but buds were filling out and we identified a couple of winter trees whose names were new to me – ironwood and yellow birch (smells like beechnut gum!). We were treated to several beautiful views of Ivy Creek, babbling Martin’s Branch, and remains of old rock walls. There were even a few snow drifts still tucked away from the 5 feet of snow that Charlottesville has received this winter. For more info on this lovely 215 acre preserve, see www.ivycreekfoundation.org

I wore my pocket vest (see the October 27, 2008 entry) and it worked very well for easy access to camera and other gadgets.

For an update on recent sewing projects, check out the Dan Springs Collection – see link on sidebar.

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