For the past several weeks we have been drenched in weekly downpours. It is a welcome relief from 5 years of drought and worry due to climate change and shifting winds from the Pacific. I went to Half Moon Bay, on the coast close to our home. The weather weather was tempestuous!
This past month I visited my nephew Christopher and his wife Megan in Virginia. We went to Centreville Va. out in the country to see where Chris works. Centreville was the location of the first major land battle of the armies in Virginia. On July 16, 1861, the untried Union army under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell marched from Washington against the Confederate army, which was drawn up behind Bull Run beyond Centreville. The house in the back of the photograph is called the Henr