On Saturday, October 22, 2022 the Friends of New London, Liberty University and other volunteer groups and individuals put on a beautiful festival in the Historic New London Village. This historic area is just west of Lynchburg at the western edge of Campbell County, beside Bedford County, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Liberty University’s… Continue reading New London Day 2022 was Great!
Here a few photos of my roses from this year: Holt
The 36th annual James River Batteau Festival was held in June, 2021 from Lynchburg to Powhatan, Virginia. This annual journey is a recreation of the early trade route taken by the batteaux taking tobacco and other goods from Lynchburg to Richmond before there were canals and before railroads. The scenery in the early morning… Continue reading 36th Annual James River Batteau Festival – 2021 – Scenery & Batteaux Photos
Pulling over beside the road in Iron Gate, Virginia, I spoke to a man named Pat who was working on his big truck. I commented about the beginning of the James River and wanting to get some pictures. The afternoon sun was shining on the confluence of the Cowpasture and Jackson Rivers forming the James… Continue reading Head of the James – Iron Gate, Virginia – Thursday, February 25th, 2021.
Heading back over the mountains to Virginia, we turned down rt. 220 towards Roanoke at Clifton Forge. We stopped to see the rocks at Rainbow Gap and see the US Flag planted up on the rock! Holt Messerly for HoltMesserly.com
Heading 24 miles south, down rt. 19 from Summersville Lake we arrived at the New River Gorge and visited the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve’s overlook area. Then we went on the back road to a pull over place and took photos from a rock outcropping that I have visited ever since my… Continue reading West Virginia Trip – Thursday, February 25th, 2021 – New River Gorge & Midland Trail.
Heading home on Thursday, February 25th, 2021, Jake Dog and I headed to Summersville Lake/Dam. The water is lowered during the winter and is a beautiful greenish color. The sun was beautiful with puffy clouds and the view of “Longs Point” was fantastic. The Summersville Dam had some new pull over places with a large… Continue reading West Virginia Trip – Thursday, February 25th, 2021 – Summersville Lake & Gauley River
Heading to West Virginia from the Lynchburg, Virginia area on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 was really great. The weather was finally nice after a week or more of snow and ice! Stopping in Covington my dog Jake and I stood by the Jackson River as the sun was starting to rise before we headed… Continue reading West Virginia Trip – February 24th, 2021 – VA to Normantown, WV
High Bridge is located near Farmville, Virginia. The weather was beautiful today.
Roses 2020 Here are a few of roses from my standard wordpress gallery: