Wednesday, March 4, 2015


Wednesday's warmer temperatures melted much of our recent snow and also brought a lot of fog.

 After a five-mile run down Beaverlett, I drove to the nearby public landing and took these pictures.

The warm temperatures and the fog will soon be a distant memory since the forecasters are calling for more cold, rain, sleet and snow over the next 24 hours.

In other news, basketball season officially ended Monday night in Buena Vista. I'm not sure what to do with myself now that it's over.  I don't know how to act.  I'm not used to looking at a calendar that isn't filled with two and three games per week and the prospect of days that begin at 5:30 a.m. and end at midnight.

What is a cowbell-toting mother to do?

Daughter is going to run track this spring, so we have that to look forward to.

Still, I'm going to miss basketball.

Monday, March 2, 2015


Last Wednesday, even though schools were closed because of the snow, Mathews hosted (and defeated) West Point in the first and only game of the district tournament.  That night we received even more snow and later a decision was made to cancel the rest of the tournament.

Thanks to Charlie Koenig of the Gazette Journal for these first two pictures of Daughter in action at that game.  

Regardless, tonight we advance to regional action and travel to California to Parry McCluer High School in Buena Vista, Virginia.

Between injuries and the weather, our girls have had a lot of obstacles thrown their way this season, but they've done a great job in spite of everything.

I look forward to tonight's game.

The cowbell is coming too.