Light on the Blue Ridge; Fog in the Valley

Sunrise in the AppalachiansAs the sun peeks over the cloud covered horizon, the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains are gradually illuminated while the Shenandoah Valley remains in their predawn shadows. Clutching to each valley and hollow, fog flows through the narrow lowlands of Southwest Virginia like silver filigree tracing the Appalachians waiting for sunlight to reveal its bright luster. In stark contrast to the brilliant colors of dawn above the horizon, the earth below appears in the monochromatic tones of night…

 

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