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Earth Bound

Home on Earth

Earth bound
Encompassed
Grounded
Retained

Reliant
Resilient
Resourceful
Sustained

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Response to the daily post weekly photo challenge: earth

Sky Blue and Mountains Too

Afternoon Sky And Blue Ridge Mountains

Afternoon Sky And Blue Ridge Mountains

Having a free hour one afternoon this week, I felt compelled to look for a place where I might capture a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I live in the Roanoke Valley which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nearly every main road seems to have surrounding views of these mountains. My eyes seem trained to block out the buildings and power lines that interfere with a pristine view and focus on the gorgeous blue of the mountains against the sky.

Having time and distance restraints, I settled on a nearby location and scouted the area for open views. The sun was shining directly in my eyes as I took this photo, making it difficult to frame the view using my i phone 5s.

I did need to crop the photo to eliminate a sun glare. I also slightly tweaked the coolness and clarity of the picture using the camera + app.

I hope this photo of the beautiful mountains, showcased against the partly clouded afternoon sky, will give you all an idea of the landscape of my city.

(Photo entry for Photo101 Rehab)

Day to Dusk Lighting-Tree and Chair

Tree
The time of day lighting really changes the look of the scene but this tree was beautiful all day.

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Chair

This chair is in a color considered purple by some people and blue by others. I can see why!

My Landmark- The Mill Mountain Star

Mill Mountain Star

Mill Mountain Star

The landmark near and dear to my heart is The Mill Mountain Star. Also called the Roanoke Star, it is the world’s largest illuminated, freestanding man-made star! The Star is 88.5 feet in height and weighs 10,000 pounds. It was constructed in 1949 at the top of Mill Mountain and Roanoke was nicknamed “The Star City of the South.”

I love the bright neon star that brightens the sky in my hometown. I have gazed fondly on it in the distance since I was a child. It is a comforting sight to me that means home.

The Star sits 1045 feet above the city of Roanoke, Virginia. At the base of the Star, there is an overlook of the beautiful Roanoke Valley and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. You can enjoy the view of both natural scenery and the landmark Star!

Heart of the Home

Heart of the Home

Heart of the Home

My kitchen is the heart of my home. The space is small but inviting. I know I’m home when I can set aside the pressures of the day and focus on creating a satisfying meal. No hurries in my kitchen. The pace is slow and deliberate. Taste, color and aroma fill the senses. Kitchen conversations feed the soul.

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