This spring (oh I like the warm sound of that word!) promises to be a great season for touring the "Crooked Road"--southwest Virginia's Music Trail that passes through Floyd.
Other stops along the way include Galax and Stanley country, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax, the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, the Country Cabin in Norton and the Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College. You can see and read a bit about … Continue Reading ››
"I wouldn't bother" she discouraged me. "Walnuts growing in Floyd County are often gnarled and misshappen. They can be used for some interesting small pieces, given their distorted grains, but they don't do much as saw lumber."
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Here's a shot from the house concert--toward the end, when the hosts are up front playing a tune or two with the featured artists-friends they hosted for the evening.
I've been trying to share my ignorance with Mac there with the banjo. He and his wife and singing partner are wanting to get another album out and also to set up a simple web presence for their music appearances, CDs and such.
So here I've uploaded directly … Continue Reading ››
Some faces were familiar: characters from around town, friends of the hosts, and some folks we'd met before only at previous gatherings like this, and in this house. And there are always a few initiates, first-timers who appreciate old-time traditional Appalachian mountain music
No Fair Peeking ~ When something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Peekvid.com would show me full episodes of X-files to my hearts content. … Continue Reading ››
This particular visitor yesterday around noon was a stranger--very young, very cold and very careless about the roads he chose to travel in his jeep for a Sunday afternoon joy ride. Said jeep was now only partially on the ice-covered bobsled run … Continue Reading ››
Another image picked up on the way home from the winery last weekend--and the first using the combination of (new) tripod, 80-200 telephoto lens (and new tripod mounting collar for same) and the 2x teleconverter.
The silhouetted shape behind the house takes the reposing form of a buffalo, hence its name, Buffalo Mountain.
Were there buffalo in these parts in the days before the western migration of the white man? Does anybody have any info or stories about that? I'd like to know.