Riverstone, Farm to School

IMG_4529hairCloudsSunRise480A week ago today I was over at Riverstone at this hour on a somber wet morning. I got there early and explored the weeds that have overtaken the asparagus patch.

This was one of the images that I came home with–in my mind. Only the background image was in my camera.

I’d been saving the “sky” texture for a few weeks, waiting for the right foreground to come along. The clouds here are wooly dog fur. Thank you, Feather, for being a photographer’s model for this one.

And the rest of the images from Riverstone you can see in the Flickr gallery here. Click the arrows to go forward in the small window or click the image to go to the full-sized gallery images (recommended.)

Riverstone Farm

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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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