In Green Pastures

Pastoral View Floyd Co VA

Also on Wednesday’s forced-march to town for the makings of s’mores and hot dogs, I stopped the car in the middle of the road (this is something you can do in Floyd County in most places) and snapped this image, and from the same place, the one I’ll post tomorrow. [click pix to enlarge]

Bonus feature: click this audio link and listen to the baaaaaahs. I especially like the deep baritone guy-sheep (I’m guessing) that adds his harsh “get outta here” bleet to the high nasal whining of the little sheeples.

Published by 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.

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