Field Trips

                                                           Photographs from Our Adventures

2018 Blandy Farms

2019 Gardens at Glen Burnie

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

2019 Endless Summer - Hydroponics

2019 Massanutten Country Corner

2019 Sperryville Art

2019 White Oak Lavender Farm

2022 Heartflame

2022 Hill House Nursery

2022 Chef's Garden

at Inn at Little Washington

2024 Jones Wildlife Preserve

in Rappahannock County with Bruce Jones
All photos by Adelheid Osmers

Denie, Will, Marcia, Madlyn, Jane, Sue, and 

Bruce Jones, owner of the Preserve

Native, "Shooting Star" orchid

Native, Jeffersonian Twin Leaf

Ephemeral mixture

Native Trillium

Native, Bellwort

Native, Ohio Buckeye

Native, Trillium

Woodpecker by the lake.

2024 G. R. Thompson Wildlife Management Area

near Linden, VA    Tour led by Richard Stromberg
All photos by Katie Sokol

Linda Cox getting up close.

Adelheid, Richard, Will, Julie, Linda, Marcia, Jim and Sue.

Perfoliate bellwort (Uvularia perfoliata)

Rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides) 

Richard Stromberg


About 100 feet away, Richard spotted a Yellow Ladyslipper.

2024  Madlyn Bynum's Daylily Garden &  Waterpenny Farm           Sperryville, Virginia 
June, 25th, 2024

Madlyn explaining hybridizing , the names of all her daylilies, and the combinations that she has made.  photo - Lesley Mack

Bill and Madlyn during our Daylily tour.                         photo - Lesley Mack

A lovely day.     photo - Katie Sokol

A welcome visitor.      photo - Katie Sokol

Hard to pick a favorite.       photo - Katie Sokol

Six equal petals.    photo - Katie Sokol

Welcoming entrance.  Repurposed birdbath.              photo - Katie Sokol

2024  Daughter of the Stars Theatre and Cultural Center

Stanley, Virginia

July 9th, 2024

"New" stage area for the theatre.

Patrick Burns, owner, engineer, builder, and reconstructor for the theatre.  He also plays music.

The "Peanut Gallery"

Thanks, Brenda, for the idea of touring the theatre and having our meeting here.

Patrick giving us some of the history of this 100+ year old theatre.  

Outside back of the theatre, next to the parking area in the back.

At the corner, street view.  Murals will be painted on the side of the front building.

Patrick Burns, owner, of the Daughter of the Stars Theatre & Cultural Center, has been working on the project for over 3 years.   There have already been a couple musical presentations.  Patrick plans on having, at least, one show a month.  There is a long list of "to dos" - new gutters, ADA sidewalks, murals, youtube videos, a food area, and more.

The theatre is over 100 years old.  There are no records for it in any archives that Patrick has found.  The last movies that were shown here were in 1953-4.

Patrick also owns and operates Skyline Hide-a-way, which is what first brought him here from Baltimore.