While visiting a relative in Radford, Virginia I wandered the countryside in search of photo worthy subjects. The results were overwhelming, visually as well as for all my other senses. I was raised a country girl, yet always yearned to experience city life. Now that I’ve had a taste of both, I’m torn. My love for them is equal, but for varying reasons. The city is bright, alive, full of action. To my surprise, after spending a week here in the countryside of Virginia, I feel almost exactly the same way about this beautiful rural area; it is constantly evolving, full of wonderfully vibrant nature.
My trip to Radford was planned to help take care of a dear, sick, loved one. In spite of her pain and suffering, I found comfort; both in local people I met (Dianna Knight, a local photographer), as well as in the natural beauty of the Radford area. The experience has awakened a passion for the rural side of things that I feel I’d unknowingly misplaced. In viewing my images I hope you feel a bit of what they inspired in me.
Nancy Waller said:
All are beautiful pictures! But you know you like the country better than the city life!
Just beautiful…as always.
the pictures are so clear and colorful and REAL. So glad you took the time to wander out and get in touch with your inner “country girl.”
Beautiful shots 🙂 so glad to have met you last weekend! Let’s keep in touch 🙂
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Check out a post from a fellow photographer – Sonya Williams – about her trip to Radford,VA. She stopped by my booth at the Radford Farmers Market on 21 Jul 🙂