Tag Archives: Virginia

Filtered Roanoke.

These are just a couple of shots of Roanoke that I altered with basic photo-editing software.  I don’t know why, but I like black-and-white photos with their details enhanced and with plenty of dark spaces in them.

I have no doubt that a proficient photographer would look at shots like these and find them to be elementary stuff.  But I’m still learning about the process and having fun with it.

 

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A long-distance meating.

So I hit the supermarket last night because I NEEDED fresh meat. (I’m part velociraptor. 23andMe says so. I even wrote it in on the census.)

Let me tell you something — Roanokers are 100 percent diligent in maintaining the recommended six feet of distance. And on top of that, they’re STILL polite and good-natured. My neighbors are smart, classy people.

And I’m doing my best to blend in … I think they’ve mistaken me for one of their own.

 

 

 

The Bristol Herald Courier publishes my “Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump”

Hey, guys — remember the “Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump Upon His Acquittal” that I wrote a few weeks back? The Bristol Herald Courier ran it Wednesday as a letter to the editor.

The newspaper is published in Bristol, Virginia, and has a readership of 39,000.  It won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2010.

You can find the letter right here.

 

 

Rockfish Gap, Virginia, February 2020

On a clear day, this view from the Blue Ridge Mountains is mesmerizing.  Rockfish Gap is on the border between Virginia’s Augusta and Nelson Counties, between Charlottesville and Waynesboro.

That third picture you see is the hill rising behind the viewing area off Interstate 64.  I included it because those trees look pleasingly creepy — like something out of the Haunted Forest in Disney’s “Snow White” (1937).

 

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