Winter Storm of ’09

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So the day ended better than it started and Subaru saved it from being a lost day. Ann made it home despite the road conditions, barely able to avoid snowplowing the powder ahead of her once she left the primary roads some 13 miles from home. I get my chance to enjoy it later this morning to see if I can get to work via the luge run that is our road.

So we got out and frolicked a bit, though most places it was so deep that snow shoes would have been nice.

I carried my camera–I can’t remember when I’ve done that–and will have pix each day for a week now, so stay tuned. Several of them will be of the dog enjoying the snow–and those tiny creatures who think they’re hidden and safe under a foot of it!

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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. [SIC ‘EM, TSUGA!!!!!!]quote from Mark

    You got that right. Man, if that ain’t a beautiful point, There ain’t no such thing!!