Taking the lazy way out today. At the link, a shot from the Parkway somewhere around MP 30, Nelson or Rockbridge counties. Some forest aspects like the one pictured have gone to gray now that the deciduous trees have dropped all their leaves. Other aspects on our drive were quite impressively colorful yet. I’ll post an image this week that came from up top at Wintergreen to show you the Bigger Picture.
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.