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May 1 from Rocky Knob

Embarrassed that I haven’t used this blog in months, so here are a couple of pictures that I already uploaded to Facebook after a late Sunday afternoon saunter through the Rocky Knob Picnic Area and Rock Castle Gorge Overlook on

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Posted in 2022, Appalachia, Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, photography

Atop the Blue Ridge in February

Snapped this photo with my smartphone on my first 2022 visit to the Rocky Knob area along the Blue Ridge Parkway — after enough January snow and ice had melted to make the trail friendlier. I also shot video farther

Posted in 2022, Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, Southwestern Va

Rocky Knob trees & sunset

The Blue Ridge Parkway Rocky Knob Rec Area features include great “overlooks,” a campground I’ve never used (living just an hour away), and a picnic area with tall trees, rhododendron thickets, a couple of restrooms, many deer, and maybe 100

Posted in 2021, Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, photography, the Blue Ridge Parkway

Facebook and facing forward

We have had our first ice storm of the winter here in Southwest Virginia. In an entirely unrelated development, I injured my right hand last month so I’m playing less music lately, but down at the Floyd Country Store the

Posted in 2018, Appalachia, communication, Digital Culture, Facebook, Floyd, Internet, Online-Only, Social media

Reading Doug Thompson on Veterans Day

Update: Doug’s condition was listed as “good” after 20 days in the hospital, according to a page one story in the Roanoke Times on Dec.2, with a cautionary line that the term is relative, and that he is in need

Posted in communication, community, Floyd, Journalism, personal, photography, Roanoke Times, storytelling
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