On Rocky Knob After an Evening Thundershower
On the crest of the Blue Ridge at the east edge of Floyd County in southwestern Virginia, Rocky Knob is an easy hike from the Blue Ridge Parkway campground of the same name. I took this picture about 1/3 of the way up, just after the thunderstorm, visible to the North, had passed over.
Floyd proudly calls itself "the most rural county in Virginia". The small Quaker community there (htt...
Hanging Rock Lower Water Falls
Bundles of tobacco were hung from the many long poles. Openings all around the bottom of the buildin...
This rather large log structure is on Rockford Road near Dobson, North Carolina. It was built around...
A farming valley on Old Rockford Road, Surry County, NC, the day after Thanksgiving. The Fall plough...
The village of Rockford, on the Yadkin River, was the original seat of Surry County in northwest Nort...
Christmas in Kernersville 2013
Kernersvile Lake Park
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.