I missed some beautiful shots this morning. I had to drive down an unpaved road into the woods after a rain to get to a friend’s house so I was worried that I’d be able to make the trek at all without getting stuck or sliding down a hill. I hadn’t taken my camera with me. It turned out that I got down the road just fine and the rising sun through the trees, a light fog here and there, and otherwise crystal clear air was breathtaking. I passed a herd of longhorns that would have made an especially wonderful photo. Oh, well. Next time. Continue reading New Year, New Camera
I loved the Henry County promo and now I’ve found that Martinsville has put out a new promo video as well. It’s ironic that the preview slide for the video is skyline of Atlanta, Georgia, I know. For the most part, it’s a really good video. Martinsville really does have a lot going for it. The buildings in Uptown are beautiful. The people are wonderful. There’s a great greenway, the Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail, snaking all the way through town and is being expanded. Real estate is cheap. Groceries are cheap. Restaurants are cheap. The local community college puts on several high-quality musicals every year. There is a good improv group in Uptown Martinsville (TheatreWorks Players) and the tickets are cheap. The Rives Theatre, also in Uptown, has good musicians in all the time. All the ingredients are there for Martinsville (and Uptown in particular) to absolutely flourish. All that is missing is the catalyst and it’s anyone’s guess as to what that will be. I, for one, am convinced that it will eventually happen.
Memorial Day in MHC
Of the last five Memorial Day weekends in Henry County, Virginia, we’ve had rain or threat of rain on four of them. Somehow, this has never been able to really put a dampener on the weekend – at least for us.
There are so many things to do around here on Memorial Day weekend that it would get a little ridiculous to list them. However, there are a couple of events that are a lot of fun that you might not hear about unless you just stumble across them. Continue reading Memorial Day in MHC