Naked Mountain is a nearly 2,000 foot feature on the western edge of the central Virginia Piedmont. My husband and I bought it, or almost 300 acres of it including the summit, in 1988. After eighteen years of growing awareness and discovery we placed the property under a conservation easement with the Natural Heritage Program, a division of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Today, Naked Mountain is the 49th natural area preserve in Virginia and it is my home. The changing pictures on the header are of the Blue Ridge Mountains viewed from my house deck and the spectacular flora and fauna that dwell on the mountain.
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As a cancer survivor and a cancer widow, I also write about cancer and grief recovery.