We’re without power at home, possibly until the weekend. We’re otherwise okay, just blogless for a few days perhaps. See you on the other side.
An Ill Wind
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.
We had a big blow here in the panhandle of Florida, too. Several trees blew across the driveway, and the top half of a dead pine blew over into a nearby oak. We were lucky to keep power. Today, spring has returned, warm and beautiful.