Can’t Stop Dancing ~ One

Bladder Campion at Local Sunrise (around 815 am) Click to Enlarge

I think maybe I was playing John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” on the guitar, and probably singing, too. Our son Nate was maybe 3 or 4. The instant the music started, he commenced to dancing. And as long as I played, he kept dancing until finally he bleated in a pitiful voice: “Stop the music, cause I can’t stop dancing!”

I’m the same way, turns out, when it comes to natural light. These fog-softened mornings of dew lately keep coming and I keep tearing outside with my camera,  cause if the light is playing, I can’t stop dancing.

I’ll show you a half dozen from the last few days.

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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.

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  1. My husband’s comment on being shown this photo: “He sure lives in a pretty place.” I am even more inpressed with the great photography. We are looking forward to more of your dewy dawn photos.