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The back roads and November vistas of western Virginia

By Lynn R. Mitchell

2While traveling the back roads from Blacksburg home to Augusta County, the winter woods opened vistas of the fields and mountains of western Virginia as we traveled through Montgomery, Giles, Craig, Botetourt, Allegheny, Bath, and finally Augusta. In Giles County, we stopped to check out this covered bridge located within a mile of Rt. 42 at Newport.

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A boy and his fishing pole

Boy and fishing pole 2Within 15 minutes of Virginia Tech, this quiet day-use area centers around Pandapas Pond with walking trails and picnic tables in a wooded area of the Jefferson National Forest. From our picnic table, I watched this young boy as he stood fishing from the concrete pier, presenting a Hallmark moment I couldn’t miss with my camera.

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell
June 7, 2015

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Southwestern Virginia … sunrise in Blacksburg

By Colin Lord
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Sunrise Blacksburg by ColinMorning sunrise in Blacksburg:  “I forgot that ‪#‎Blacksburg‬ always seems to have totally awesome sunrises. ‪#‎swvawx‬ ‪#‎vawx‬”


Colin Lord was born and raised in  Atlanta so you will never see him drinking a Pepsi but you will see him cheering on the Braves and Falcons, and Chick-Fil-A is his go-to fast food. He is a graduate of Florida State University where he pursued meteorology and computer science. When not sitting in front of a computer at his job as a front end developer, he enjoys running and has participated in 10K and half marathons races as well as the Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh. Colin lives in Blacksburg with his wife Katy.

Photo by Colin Lord
April 30, 2015

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