The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 April 2006

Features from Floyd

I've been to Floyd County, Virginia only once: on World Tour '03, at the behest of Fred First himself, and the place left me more or less speechless. In one (well, maybe two) of those less-speechless moments, I took this photo from right off Fred's porch, and said this:

[I]f you haven't seen Floyd, as 99 point something percent of you haven't, you're missing something: on the edge of the Blue Ridge, Floyd looks like all your best dreams of getting away from it all, rolled into one.

There's still no substitute for seeing it yourself, but Fred First has made the next best thing possible: Slow Road Home: a Blue Ridge Book of Days, 232 pages of Fred's own wise words and occasional examples of spectacular photography. I've already ordered mine.

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