10 February, 2009

Scenes from New Castle, Virginia-Skywatch Friday

Saturday was absolutely a gorgeous day, bright blue skies and no clouds and the temperature in the 60s. This photograph was taken just outside New Castle, Virginia at one of my favorite deserted houses. I like the bright blue sky just visible through the rotted out roof, it is a nice contrast to the aging wood.

New Castle is approximately 31 miles from my home and is the only "town" in Craig County (in Botetourt County where I reside there are no official "towns" or "cities" rather unincorporated areas).To get to New Castle from my home, I travel across Route 779 to Route 311 and turn right at the junction and proceed North. The drive is through farms, horse farms and the beautiful Jefferson National Forest.


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17 comments:

Guy D said...

Beautiful skywatch shots as always Erin, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Som mine dager er said...

Only a stripe of blue sky - and the rest of the picture is so charming. Rustic and charming. I love them.

Marit
Norway

Kallen305 said...

Love that! Very creative!

Susie of Arabia said...

This pic is amazing, Erin. Wow! I love the rustic wood and the blue reflections. Great capture!

RuneE said...

It was a highly original contribution, and I liked it very much. I especially enjoyed how the variations in the woodwork "pops out" at you.

fishing guy said...

Erin: That is really a neat capture. I grew up in New Castle but in PA not VA. Thanks for the memories.

Rob Inukshuk said...

I love it. I too think the glimpses of blue sky against the old decaying roof is indeed pleasing.

Quiet Paths said...

Your composition here is fantastic. I love it.

CountryDew said...

Actually, Erin, there are three incorporated towns in Botetourt. You can learn more in the upcoming 2/25/09 edition of The Fincastle Herald.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

hi there country dew...i will make sure i read all about it. thanks for updating me regarding :) most appreciated.

erin

The Good Life in Virginia said...

hello all...i should have researched my statement about incorporated areas in my county prior to opening my mouth and saying there were none in this post. actually there are three incoporated towns:

fincastle (the county seat)
troutville
buchanan

sorry about spewing misinformation out there...i am learning :)

have a good evening.
erin

CountryDew said...

Hi Erin,
Yep, those are our three incorporated towns!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Erin..thank you for the kind comment regarding the Buffalo plane crash. I appreciate it...also your photos are all fabulous..from the buffalo to both SW..really great...Michelle

gingerhillery@mac.com said...

What a great photo. I so love old houses. Saw your blogs on Summit Manor. Glad to stop by!

Jeannelle said...

What a cool capture! I love it!

beerbear said...

great one! and get your Rome out there...:-)

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