I never tire of traveling the back roads and taking in the scenery of the mountains and valleys of Virginia. With spring in full progress, fields are a deep green while blooming flowers are brilliant reds, purples, yellows, and whites. Traveling in the western part of Augusta County through the Pastures District was soothing during these politically turbulent times.
The cold mountain streams are clear and running fairly full-bank with rains and thunderstorms that have moved through the area the past week. There is something soothing about the sound of a babbling creek.
National forest (left) makes up much of Pastures District.
Buffalo Gap with red buds blooming on the mountainside.
I love my District and was pleasantly surprised to be reelected as Pastures District Chairman at the recent mass meeting that occurred with the "other side" in charge. This district, which turned out the second most people for the meeting (behind Emmett Hanger's North River District), is made up of many friends, people I have come to know throughout my years of working political campaigns. I am thankful to them for voting for me.
Photos by SWAC Girl