Here’s an image collected on the drive down to Mt. Airy last week. This is the Bluemont Rock Church, one of several built during the period between the world wars in Floyd and adjacent counties by Bob Childress and his congregations. You can read a brief account of the Childress history and legacy in the […]
Birmingham: Red Mountain and the VulcanWytheville: Sand Mountain and the towersSylva: Plott Balsam Mountain’s ice covered summitMorganton: Table Rock, Grandfather MountainFloyd: Buffalo Mountain Everywhere I’ve lived (all in or very near the southern Appalachians) there has been some feature of skyline that has oriented me to where I was in the world, some high and […]
Please allow me to whine. I am had by the tender parts, and the camera accessory folks are squeezing for all they’re worth. Which is a lot. To use my telephoto lens with my tripod, I need a mounting bracket. It must be made of a semi-precious metal at $150 for this 6 ounce piece […]
Please note (and do go by to visit) the Carnival of Birds (I and the Bird #36) has posted just today over at Words and Pictures. You’ll be glad you stopped by. Betcha.
I told you a few weeks ago that we knew what must be done. It has taken this long to steel myself to do it. CJ the Cat (from CJ Harris Hospital where I worked) showed up as a very small lost kitten at the Emergency Room door in January, 1990. I put her in […]
Thanks, Andy, for providing a caption for this image. All I expected was to put up the picture, but was pleased to find your perceptive words in a Flickr comment for this one this morning. Some photos have a “being there” quality about them; maybe its something familiar about the scene which stikes a chord, […]
I can’t even imagine, but we should all try to, and sometimes I do. I am standing on the front porch in the early morning with my coffee. The sun is just painting enough light behind the ridgetops to make rise and fall of their silhouette into the rim of this chalice-valley that holds our […]