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The Rapp for Sept. 15

The Rough Ride and the Bard this weekend, plus a Kid Pan show and a Q&A with Post Executive Editor Marty Baron following a screening of "Spotlight."
The Rapp for Sept. 1

RAAC’s First Friday at the Movies is “The Lady in the Van,” PEC donates land to the park and Rappahannock Writer’s Retreat is Sept. 16-18.
Fungus among us

Tremella fuciformes, or “snow fungus,” decorates a fallen tree in the forest near Washington last week.
Swoop, prey, pose

In Amissville last week, this red-tailed hawk came down on a unprepared squirrel in a serendipitous spot of sunlight, just a few yards from a fully prepared photographer. After a brief glance, the hawk departed with his prey, the photographer…
Dark skies

Storm clouds move in over Massies Corner on Monday afternoon, bringing torrential rain and high winds that took out more than a few trees, hundreds of households’ electric power and the county’s emergency paging system.
Rising above it

Preparing for the Sept. 11 encore production of John Henry's "Arguing with God" is Travis Brown, of Washington, D.C., shown here on a hydraulic crane known as a cherry-picker.
Take the shot, or not

Transitioning to country living wasn’t as easy as unpacking the U-Haul, stocking the antique General Electric five-foot-tall refrigerator, and loading the pantry with “end of days” supplies.
Caterpillar snack

Feeding on a poke milkweed near Washington last week, a monarch butterfly caterpillar is likely in the last generation of its species to be born here in Rappahannock this year.
The view from the pooch

On the deck at his Flint Hill home, Bobby the dog takes a moment to appreciate the setting sun bursting out between summer storm clouds and the Blue Ridge.