New Grass Revival

Not Exactly Clogging
Not Exactly Clogging

Here at the far side of the festival, I am ready for my own revival. Back to a number of threads unfollowing for the past 10 weeks. Life goes on–not that it was so bad before, and the weekend events in Floyd made all the efforts worthwhile. Kids just left an hour ago. Now, where was I when things were far too quiet here?

Images from Floyd’s Split-Rail Eco-Fair, October 24, in downtown Floyd. More images coming!


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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