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The Rapp for April 13

It's Yeaster time in Sperryville and pizza time at the new Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen, plus special events at the library and in the park.
Wild Ideas: Storms bring drama to spring skies   

“Fighting the banality of ‘blue-sky thinking,” Pam Owen finds there’s nothing like the drama of a few cumulonimbus clouds butting heads during a thunderstorm or a dark, thick shelf cloud ominously heading her way, in this week’s Wild Ideas column.
An old land, forever young

In this respect, geology seems a lot like psychology: you seldom know what personal history lies at the heart of someone else. It could be as psychologically disruptive as tectonic plates colliding.
Lurking in the night

This coyote was captured one recent night by a wildlife camera on Route 647 Crest Hill Road, just outside Flint Hill. Found statewide, coyotes are relative newcomers to the Commonwealth.
It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature

This week’s April-like temperatures have certainly confused Mother Nature. Kathy McNitt of Castleton was enjoying a leisurely winter stroll earlier this week and came upon this beautiful budding wild rose.
Rainy day walk

Rappahannock County resident Kathy McNitt didn’t let numerous rain showers from this past week keep her from hiking in Shenandoah National Park, where she captured this artistic shot along the Limberlost Trail.
Of time and the river

For this was the bloody Rappahannock line that divided Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the multi-headed Army of the Potomac, the line that served to separate Richmond and Washington. In some senses it was an artificial line.
Homesteading conference coming to Fauquier

The October Homesteaders of America conference will feature demonstrations on blacksmithing, quilting, canning and preserving, wild game trapping, off grid living, solar power, gardening, holistic health, dairy animals, soaps and salves, ethical meat, bushcrafting, and much more.
Cupboard, bear

After four days of assaults on the bird feeder by a determined bear, Larry Sherertz took the feeder down. The bear still came back.