Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2021-2022

A photographic record of whatever leapt out at us


You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

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Coming off an intangibly rewarding summer on hydrobikes (and pedalboards) in northern Wisconsin . . .

. . . including a spectacularly successful attack on the invasive Purple Loosestrife population by Cousin Rob, le Chef des Loosestrifeurs, bravo, we are road-tripping once again home to Virginia.

Our winter of 2021-2022 is now officially underway, beginning with . . .


The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Cumberland Falls State Park in Kentucky

A stop-over in Chicago, and lunch in front of The Bean

The Art Institute of Chicago, 2 October 2021

A visit to the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park,
Kentucky, 4-8 October 2021

The walk out to the Eagle Falls for another view of
the Cumberland River Falls, 6 October 2021

The Blue Bend Trail on the Cumberland River,
7 October 2021

An evening in Wytheville, Virginia, on the long
road home, 8 October 2021


Home to Virginia, October 2021

Autumn walks round Staunton, as the colors begin
to change, 17-19 October 2021

Another didactic walk round Staunton VA, and
especially the Wharf District, 21 October 2021

The Lake Sherando 'cliff trail'
24 October 2021

Some more local walks, with much improved fall colors
and some horrible vines, 5-10 November 3031

The last of the fall colors: the Gospel Hill historic district
13 November 2021

A little more of Staunton's MBU, another trip to
Sherando Lake, post-mid November 2021

The magic of antique hunting -- the Tuckahoe Antique
Mall, 26 November 2021

The mysterious sign at Sherando Lake, and other bits
and bobs, 2-9 December 2021

A Montgomery Hall three-trail mélange of a hike, and
the Christmas crèche, 12 December 2021

A brief visit to Culpeper, Virginia
14-16 December 2021

Lunch in Middleburg, Virginia
16 December 2021

A quick peek at Purcellville, Virginia
also 16 December 2021

A flying visit to Alexandria, Virginia
17-18 December 2021

The other half of our Montgomery Hall
three-trail mélange of a hike, 24 December 2021

Sherando Lake: a Christmas Day picnic lunch
and walk round the lake, 25 December 2021

The Augusta Springs Wetlands in mid-winter
27 December 2021

Thanks to the Watchful-Angels-Over-Us that 2021's finally done with.

Grand hopes for 2022. Maybe.

At last, a snow day in Staunton
3 January 2022

Another Staunton walk, in the Newtown District
5 January 2022

A new Uplands Trail at Augusta Springs Wetlands
13 January 2022

Scenes from another Staunton snow day
16 January 2022

Civic Duty at City Hall; wintry walks at Gypsy Hill, Augusta Springs, the Yulee Trail, 19-29 January 2022

A fire in the neighborhood, and another walk in the
Montgomery Hall Park, 3-8 February 2022

The Sherando Ice Sheet and a chilly Cliff Trail
9 February 2022

Further explorations in our famously badly mistreated
wetland park, 17 February 2022


The northern Outer Banks of North Carolina, without the feral horses

Walks among the Quercus virginiana on North Carolina's Outer Banks, 27 February - 6 March 2022

The Nags Head Woods Preserve, Outer Banks
1 March 2022

The Jockey's Ridge State Park, with major sand
1 March 2022

Roanoke Island, NC: Manteo & 'Fort Raleigh'
2 March 2022

A reading day by the pool, and a visit to historic Corolla downtown
3 - 5 March 2022


Springtime in the Shenandoah Valley

Searching for spring flowers at Sherando Lake and the Montgomery Hall jungle, March 2022

Early April scenery, with cats: Farmers' Market, Montgomery Hall, Frontier Culture Museum


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 18 November 2021, updated 9 May 2022.


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