I have actually seen at least a thousand in nineteen years that we have been in Roanoke.
No two are ever the same. I watch the sunrise move around the valley. I can go back through my pictures and tell you when it will rise in a certain place.
It helps to have a nice rain like we did on Friday and to have some cooler and less humid air. This shot in this post was snapped this morning.
I try my best to have hot out of the camera photography in my posts,
While the sunrises might not change much, our side of southwest county is definitely changing.
Keagy Village is showing some signs of life. There a home construction project just down Keagy a little way.
Over on Franklin Road, Boone & Company is building in a little valley. Just down from that my favorite little farm house is gone as is part of the hill that was behind it.
No place ever stays the same, I just hope Roanoke County does not over develop to the point that the natural beauty that drew people to the valley in the first place disappears.
It is delicate balance. I am amazed that two large developments are going in on Franklin Road which is barely wide enough for one vehicle.
Fortunately even if we have lost the neighborhood hardware store some things continue to delight us.
We had a great breakfast at Famous Anthony's, bought some grass seed from Bill Wood's before it all disappears in the closing sale, dropped by Covenant Presbyterian to leave something for their silent auction, and then did a little shopping at the Roanoke Natural Foods Coop.
The weather was stunning and a good match to the gorgeous sunrise. Still change is stalking the valley.
Not all change is for the better.