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Blue Ridge School in Greene County

One of my photography destinations has been the Blue Ridge School in Dyke, Virginia. Blue Ridge is an all-boys, all-boarding school for college-bound boys, grades 9-12.  There are about 170 students in attendance there.  It is a beautiful campus with old stone buildings, a beautiful lake and wonderful interior architecture.  I have been fortunate to be invited to have a show of my photography on the campus from October 11-19, and here are a few of the images I will be displaying.  An opening reception on Parents’ Weekend, October 11 from 3-5 pm will give me an opportunity to meet some parents and students in the beautiful Battle House.

Chapel Refllections

View of the Lake

View of the Lake

Fall is Coming

Maples along the Fence

Outdoor Classroom

Fall has Arrived


White Chairs

Chapel Interior

Gibson Memorial Chapel Interior

Sherando Lake Adventure

There is a beautiful small lake tucked away in the mountains near Waynesboro, Virginia.  I visited there over thirty years ago in the fall and I’ve never forgotten that visit.  However, I moved away from that area of the state to Richmond, then back to my current home about an hour north, so it hasn’t been a destination for a very long time.  That is going to change.  Yesterday’s adventure to  Sherando Lake was one of the best.  The colors were at their peak, the mist was rising off the water at sunrise, and it was peaceful, as the campers nearby were still sleeping.  Before daybreak, we heard three owls in the woods talking quietly to each other across the lake. Saw-whets, perhaps?  My favorite little owl. A pileated woodpecker called to us later in the morning.  The reflections of the golds, reds and greens in the water took my breath away.  Even the oaks had color, which is unusual in Virginia this time of year.  Sherando, I have neglected you, but it won’t happen again.

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