My wife and I love West Virginia. The place is almost too beautiful to believe. It's almost like a big secret we keep from the rest of the world, for we rarely encounter crowds in the wild places we like to explore there.
A few years ago we were driving on a very lonely gravel road atop a high mountain ridge. We spotted this vacant ruin of a house in an overgrown field so I stopped to take a photograph of it with my (then) new digital camera.
After I climbed back into the truck and was looking at the photo, I noticed a dark spot on the top of the house and used the digital zoom to see what it was. It was this:
This is the kind of strange and wonderful thing I love most about life.