Image of the Week, August 9 2010: Rural Virginia Farm

 (Kathryn Wagner)
I am spending the week here on a break in rural Virginia. The farm above is adjacent to the property, hidden down a long two lane road. A wonderful surprise to come upon while walking. The beautiful landscape is dotted with the quintessential small towns that preside over crossroads of two-lane Virginia byways. Many of the communities that I will pass through next week on my way to Charlottesville, Virginia are designated Main Street Communities, meaning they have preserved the beauty of the downtown area, and that one could easily spend an afternoon strolling along, stopping to take in the summer sunshine.