Virginia Waterfalls

dreamstime_xs_25473158-hill-with-waterfalls-landscapeVirginia has twenty-six waterfalls throughout the state. I will visit and photograph each of them. You can see photos and details on each waterfall at the Virginia State Tourism Website.

I’m gathering more information from the World Waterfall Database and the World of Waterfalls website. There is also a Virginia Waterfalls page on Facebook, and the Virginia is for Waterfall Lovers group on Facebook.

The waterfalls in Virginia are as follows:

Scotts Run Waterfall
Great Falls National Park
Overall Run Falls
Hazel Falls
Whiteoak Canyon
Dark Hollow Falls
South River Falls
Doyles River Falls
White Rock Falls
Mine Bank Cascades
Saint Marys Waterfall
Crabtree Falls
Statons Falls
Lace Falls
Apple Orchard Falls
Stony Run Falls
Blue Suck Falls
Falling Spring Falls
Roaring Run Falls
Waterfalls of Falls Ridge Preserve
Cascade Falls
Dismal Falls
Chestnut Creek Falls
Jones Hollow Falls
Comers Creek Falls
Little Stony Falls

 

Want Information on How to Handle the Coronavirus? NPR Life Kit Podcast Has the Answers?

dreamstime_s_117954806The NPR Life Kit has hit the ball out of the park on how to handle the coronavirus. Episode after episode of tips and information on how to manage the crazy changes to our daily lives. Read or listen for yourself:

8 Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You

Coronavirus And Parenting: What You Need To Know Now

5 Ways To Prevent And Prepare For The Coronavirus

A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus

Your gym is closed – When It Comes To Exercise, ‘All Movement Counts’

I hope this helps!

 

Working From Home. Here Are Things to Think About.

dreamstime_s_165010737 - Working From HomeSo many people are suddenly working from home. My wife has been working from home for over a year. I occasionally work from home. Here are some of the lessons we learned in adjusting to working remotely:
1 – Make sure you have a comfortable work chair. We had to buy office chairs to be able to work for hours without pain issues.
2 – Match the computer set up in the office. Both of us have a laptop and two screens in the office. Some people have a laptop and one large screen. Your mood and productivity will drop if you only have a small laptop screen at home.
3 – It’s essential to have a functional workspace ample enough for your computer, monitors, and space to write. If you don’t have one, buy one of those long folding picnic tables or a folding card table. It’s cheap and easy to use as a desk.
4 – Make sure your org has good communications software (Skype, Microsoft Teams, Slack, etc.) The beneficial thing is when you have chat groups. I have chat groups with my manager, the recruiters I work with, my project team, etc. People can call me via Teams if there’s something urgent. (They don’t need to look for my cell number.)
5 – Have a published directory of cell numbers if everyone is working from home, and there’s no communication software.
6 – Make sure your VPN works before you start your first day remotely. Test it at the office if you have software that requires it. Disconnect from the office network and tether your laptop to your cell phone to test the VPN.
7 – Be prepared to change or upgrade your internet service. Slow or unreliable internet kills mood and productivity.
I hope this helps!

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43 Ways You’re Not Really Helping (Real Simple)

I want to be helpful to a friend in crisis or just having a tough time. This article from an old issue of Real Simple Magazine by Emily Hsieh gives excellent advice on what to say, what not to say, and when to act.

From the article:

Saying, “Let me know if there’s anything I can do,” when a friend is in crisis…

“It’s a lovely sentiment, but it puts the onus on her to ask for help,” says Andrea Bonior, a clinical psychologist and the author of The Friendship Fix. You feel good—you offered!—and she feels too overwhelmed to remember that you did. If you have a friend dealing with a death in the family, a bedbug infestation, or even something joyful but hard—triplets!—take action. “Be specific, so they can simply say yes or no,” says Bonior.

Read the article – 43 Ways You’re Not Really Helping.

The Visitors Center at Frying Pan Farm Park (Herndon, VA)

Maryland Travel Stories

Frying Pan Farm Park is one of the Fairfax County Park System‘s hidden gems. This 135-acre operation is a working farm and park located in Herndon, VA. I wrote post about Frying Pan Farm Park with a broader view back on December 9th. This is a closer look at the Visitors Center. As I said in my first post, The Visitors Center can get you started on your journal to explore Frying Pan. It has racks of information and a very friendly staff.

Exhibits at the Visitors Center

Indoor Meeting Rooms for Rental: The Auditorium and The Classroom

The auditorium is 1,800 square feet and can handle up to 200 people. The classroom is 600 square feet and can handle up to 50 people.

The Pavilion behind the Visitors Center

Ellmore Farmhouse & The Resident Curator Program

The Fairfax County Park Authority is always looking for help with preservation…

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Virginia Museums Preserving African-American History & Culture III

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I was curious about how many African American museums are in the state of Virginia. I did some research online. I’m a metro ride from DC, so I included the two museums I found there as well. Here is the list:

  1. National Museum of African American History and Culture (DC)
  2. African American Civil War Memorial & Museum (DC)
  3. Legacy Museum-African American (Lynchburg, VA)
  4. Harrison Museum Of African-American Culture (Roanoke, VA)
  5. The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (Richmond VA)
  6. Alexandria Black History Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  7. African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
  8. The Black Heritage Museum (Arlington, VA)
  9. The African American Experience (Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center)
  10. Gum Springs Historical Society Museum (Gum Springs, VA)
  11. Hampton University Museum (Hampton, VA)
  12. John Jasper Museum / Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church (Richmond, VA)
  13. Laurel Grove School Museum (Alexandria, VA)
  14. The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center (Newport News, VA)
  15. African American Historic Sites Trail

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