In Search of Blue Ghosts

Wednesday evening is normally our night to watch Ghost Hunters.  This evening, however, we decided to hunt for our own ghosts.  Specifically, we were after the elusive Blue Ghost Firefly, Phausis reticulata. Blue ghost fireflies only glow during mating season, and are only found in isolated areas in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Both the males … Continue reading In Search of Blue Ghosts

Easter Weekend 2011

Easter was much, much later this year. We had our district’s spring break back at the end of March, but Greenville held fast and had theirs during Holy Week. It seemed a bit strange to have Easter come and go and not get any time off. Even so, I got a chance to do some … Continue reading Easter Weekend 2011

Gas Psychology

Week 1 Price – $3.40 Reaction – Yikes! The End of the World! Vote everyone out of office!   Week 3 Price – $3.35 Reaction – Whew!  Breathing Room!  We can take it a bit easy and start driving again.   Week 5 Price – $3.50 Reaction – Yikes! The End of the World! Storm … Continue reading Gas Psychology

Bad Creek Views

The weather Sunday was beautiful, albeit a bit brisk. We decided that we needed to get out of the house for a bit, so Laura, her mother, and I hopped in the car for a drive and a picnic. We started by driving up scenic Highway 11 past Table Rock, then on up toward Lake … Continue reading Bad Creek Views