Blue (Sky) Moon

This was the view of the moon from my back yard last night at about 5:45 pm.  What an incredible view it was, and this photo just doesn’t come close to replicating the view.

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I love clouds…and the moon.

Sunday – Church Time

Chestnut Grove Christian Church

This church building is located in Tazewell County, Virginia, along route 61.  (Click HERE for a location on Google maps).  You can also learn a little more about the area where this church is located from an earlier post that I created about Shawver Mill.  I especially like the sign located in front of the church when this photo was taken on November 12, 2011.  It says “Live prepared to die, and die prepared to live.”

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I’m so glad I’m a part, of the family of God…have a great day worshiping the Lord.

Amazing Engagement Session Image

This stunning image was created at the end of a recent engagement session.  One of my favorite images.  Stayed tuned for images from their upcoming wedding in January.

Please comment if this image grabbed your attention.  I liked this image so much, that I had to repost it.  I’m probably going to get a one printed on a large canvas to show couples that I meet with.  Taken on October 29, 2011.

Engagement Photography New River Valley

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Knob Cemetery – Elisha Horn & Rosa Keen

Knob Cemetery is located in the Peapatch area of Buchanan County, Virginia, and is located VERY close to the bordering state of West Virginia.  My great grandparents are buried in this cemetery.  The grave marker is shown in the second photo.  Their daughter, Ida Mae (Horn) Hopkins was my maternal grandmother.  I like visiting this cemetery and trying to imagine the way this area looked when they were alive.  Today is Thanksgiving, and I’m thankful to have the information that I do have on  Elisha and Rosa.

This is the view of the cemetery when you enter through the southwestern gate.

Elisha Horn:  August 5, 1889 – August 4, 1942

Rosa (Keen) Horn:  April 8, 1892 – April 13, 1987

This shows how the graves are located on top of the Knob.

This appears to be the oldest marker in the cemetery.

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Time is fleeting…do you ever wish you had more photos of your ancestors?  Contact me.

Barn at Knob Cemetery

This picturesque barn is located in the Peapatch area of Buchanan County, Virginia, just on the southeastern side of Knob Cemetery.  The West Virginia mountains can be seen in the background.  For a location on Google Maps, click HERE.  My great grandparents are buried in Knob Cemetery, and I will have some photos of the graves in tomorrow’s post.  This image was made on November 13, 2011.

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I love barns.

Mountain Top Barn

This barn can be seen while driving along Compton Mountain in Buchanan County, Virginia.  For a location on Google Maps, click HERE.  This was the scenery as it looked on November 13, 2011.

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I love mountaintop vistas.

Appalachian Mountains – Buchanan County

This is the view from Peapatch Road in Buchanan County, Virginia.  This was taken on a cloudy day, but the visibility was still good enough to see many mountains in the distance.  This view is looking in the direction of about North 30 degrees East.  Click HERE for the location on Google Maps…you’ll be surprised to see the many mountains as you zoom out.  NOTE:  As I reviewed this post again, I was probably standing on or near the Virginia/West Virginia border looking into West Virginia.

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What a fantastic view.  “Stop and smell the roses” as the saying goes.