Since I’m hooked into a free WiFi hotspot, I decided to share some of where I’ve been.
I spent the early part of last week in Dayton, OH — one of America’s fastest dying cities. And yes, they have Wright Patterson AFB, but it’s not nearly a large enough basket for a broken egg this size. Furthermore, Dayton has been dying for decades; this is not some recent manifestation of the decaying industrial belt. Sorry. (More thoughts and observations on all this when I’m back home…)
There’s great beauty in Dayton, though — and some of it can be found in her lovely old churches. This was taken Thursday morning inside the First English Lutheran Church, founded in 1839:
After a few more days in Central Ohio, I started heading SE — back toward my much-beloved WV mountains. This trip, though, I routed myself through Fairfield County and Athens. Found this truly gorgeous covered bridge in a remote hollow, wayyyy off the beaten path:
And now I’m in Canaan Valley, where we escape every summer. I was going to hike Dolly Sods last night, but I encountered a bear almost immediately and lost heart. (Nope — no photos. I was hardly thinking straight…) Instead, I hiked up to the top of Cabin Mountain and shot the sunset across the valley:
Say what you will about wind power; it makes for great photography.
Be back in another week. See ya…
All beautiful. Keep em coming.
Nice pics, all.
So, when are you coming back?
Is that covered bridge atilt or is it the camera angle?
Understand exACTly what you were feeling when you encountered the bear.
Hi Goldenrod —
The bridge is slightly askew — definitely part of its charm.