05 April 2016

Somethin' I Saw Today - Springtime in Old Virginia - 2016


Just a half mile down the road from my home . . . 

 "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

10 comments:

ropelight said...

In the Tidewater Spring's harbingers are Daffodils, Redbud, and Dogwood blooms, in that order.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

RL - yes, the Redbud is out in full force now, all along Lee-Jackson Highway (Rt. 11).

Jen said...

Love the picture and the quote!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thank you Jen.

Becky Mushko said...

Great quote! And so true.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Becky.

Lindsay said...

I love old pictures like this, they make me think of my great-grandparent's homeplace in Cades Cove, TN. Nothing at all anywhere around but full to the brim with great memories and history.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I do too Lindsay. However, this is not really an "old picture." I took it the day before I posted it w/an iPhone 6 and used an app to make it "look" old. I've visited Cades Cove before. A beautiful place with a rich cultural history. You're blessed to have familial ties there.

Lindsay said...

I had to smile, that is what you get when you type faster than your brain is thinking - I meant old HOUSES like this, sorry for the confusion!

The picture is beautiful, and it tells story just by looking at it. Oh how I long for a tin roof.

Cades Cove is a special place, I have fond memories of going there but it was in the 1980s and a lot had changed, even moreso today.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"Oh how I long for a tin roof."

Yes, me too. My grandparents had a tin roof when I was a young boy. I hope to soon replace my shingle roof with a metal one.