Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Griffith & Feil

For years I've heard about Griffith & Feil Pharmacy and Soda Fountain in Kenova, WV. Today I was in the area at lunch time with Jack Houvouras so we had lunch. It was packed and it took forever to get served, but the food was yummy and the atmosphere is just right.


... that man is looking at us!

BTW... I don't know much about this sort of thing, but is mom sick?

Monday, July 30, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Mystery #78

Do you know what this is? Post your guesses in the comments. We haven't done one of these in a long time.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Produce Blogging #92

Because Thursday night is grocery night!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sail Envy

I was wishing I had a remote control too.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Update: BTW, be sure to click on this one to fully appreciate the detail in the water.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Produce Blogging #91

Because Thursday night is grocery night!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New rhodo

A rhododendron is trying to get started on a rock wall.

The iPhone, will it blend?

I've never embedded a YouTube video before. This is something.

If you've never seen the "Will It Blend?" series before, I'm sorry I introduced you to it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cucumber Magnolia

I've never seen one of these before.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Giant orange mushroom...

... nearly as big as a dinner plate. It's growing out of a tree stump. Does anybody know what this is? I've never seen it before.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Brave Turtle

Most of these guys will go inside if you just get close. I was amazed he let me take his picture like this.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Arachnida Freak-out-ius

Yes, that's the latin name. Seriously, I have no idea, but I'm freaked out.

UPDATE: I just heard back from my friend Dr. Peggy Powell, the bug expert for the State of West Virginia... she said this: "It's a jumping spider in the Family Salticidae. I'm not sure of the genus or species. It actually has EIGHT eyes!! (betcha didn't know that most spiders have either 6 or 8 eyes and are often identified by the pattern in which the eyes are arranged) The two large eyes in front are among the most acute in the invertebrate world, allowing it to see its prey from a distance of up to 8 inches. Jumping spiders don't build webs but hunt their prey and pounce on it."

UPDATE2: Welcome Althouse readers! You can see more bugs by clicking on the "bugs" tag below. Go to my main page for other photos.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The tiniest mushrooms in the forest

No kidding, these things are small. Half-inch tall maybe? That's a really little twig they are growing on.

Sorry no produce blogging tonight. I'm out of town on location.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Pretty Farm

I always see this farm scene when I'm traveling up I-79, but it sneaks up on me and I'm usually not prepared to stop and take pictures. I remembered this time and I finally got it. Pretty good light too.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

100% Humidity

We don't like to feel the humidity, but it makes for some great visuals here in the mountains on summer mornings.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sunset over Bob Evans

It just occurred to me after naming this post that Bob Evans (the guy, not the restaurant) passed away a few days ago.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Produce Blogging #90

Because Thursday night is grocery night!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Appalachian Dream

Ya got yer trailer, yer pickup and a mountaintop to park 'em on. What more is there?

Monday, July 02, 2007

Deer in the Green

This is somebody's yard on Smith Road. I see deer there all the time. There must be something yummy to eat there. Perhaps that's an apple tree.

Sunday, July 01, 2007