Gooose Creek Ice ~ Four

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That we still have water to walk on in winter is a small miracle, dry as it has been since last spring. But a few heavy, melting snows slowly giving back to the deep fractures in rock that will hold next year’s flow would be grudgingly welcomed–especially if they’d come when travel was optional.


About fred

Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture. The deep solitude and peace is all there. And I love the way simple architecture and nature compliment each other.

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