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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Gentle Season

The Gentle Season

The Gentle SeasonThe Gentle Season—A season all its own, the time between the audacity of autumn and brutality of winter, when calm and soft light ensues; it’s a beautiful time of year here in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

The Roanoke Valley; taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway…

An Illuminating Evening

An Illuminating the sun burst through the treetops!

Taken in the Jefferson National Forest, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, on Jennings Creek and Powell’s Gap.

On a Gentle Eve

On a Gentle EveTaken on a back road in Bedford County, Virginia, on this very gentle evening…as Canada Geese drift silently on this placid little lake.

On the Farmstead

On the FarmsteadThis is one of kind of building that the earliest pioneers to the Appalachians would have built on their farmstead. They made the best of what they had to work with, with the simplest of tools such as an ax and froe. Most were very poor and couldn’t afford more or better tools; they could also only carry so much on their backs through the rugged Blue Ridge terrain.

A Dapple Day

A Dapple DayFound on a back road in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia on a rainy day...

Snowden Trestle

Snowden TrestleRailroad trestle across the James River at Snowden in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia…

Switch-back Gate and the Meadow Beyond

Switch-back Gate and the Meadow BeyondIn the old days, farmers in the Blue Ridge Mountains used these narrow opening switch-back gates that allowed them easy access to fields and meadows but was impossible for cattle to maneuver through. Taken just off of the Blue Ridge Parkway on a very misty, rainy day…

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