January 07, 2003

Fragment Found

image copyright Fred First
I just discovered a picture I took in November, then forgot about. I had gone with Ann to town (the metropolis of Floyd, population 400, home to a single traffic light). Her main objective: Schoolhouse Fabrics, a converted school that sits on top of the hill, looking west toward "the Buffalo", to purchase some kind of doodah for making Christmas gifts. For reasons I don't remember, I had grabbed my camera at the last minute before we left for town.

While I waited for her to find her trinkets, I sat in the car listening to the radio. I was not inclined to get out and wander about, as the cold wind was blowing so hard it was rocking the car; I could barely open the door against the wind. Looking around from the parking lot, I noticed this old house that sits across from the town library. I had never seen it from this view, and, against the backdrop of Buffalo Mountain, it presented a scene worthy of a picture. I braced against a huge ash tree, and even so, the wind almost blew me over.

If you have a camera, take it along, even when you have no idea what you have it along for. Something is likely to find the eye that is prepared to see. I could have described this scene in words, but I'm glad I don't have to.

Posted by fred1st at January 7, 2003 12:03 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Wow - that's beautiful! A digital camera is on my list of "things to get"... right below "PC". I blog from my office, you see. :-)

Posted by: irene at January 7, 2003 12:50 PM

Do I need an eye check up or is there a re-design going on here? Blog on!

Posted by: Bene Diction at January 7, 2003 02:00 PM

Lovely, Fred! Just breathtaking!

Posted by: Artichoke Heart at January 7, 2003 02:05 PM

I also am planning a digital camera in the future--maybe with the tax return money, if there is any. This reminds me very much of driving up to my parents' place in Eastern KY. There's one spot on the Mountain Parkway where you top a ridge and see this wonderful vista spread out with layers of hilltops fading to blue in the distance....

Posted by: Debi at January 7, 2003 06:47 PM

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