Sunday, September 30, 2007

Heading Back to West Virginia.

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.


Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Yes, I am very tired, but the first photo almost looks like a giant duck coming from the mist. Understand I have no depth perception because of the c.p. in my right eye. If it looks like a duck...

HemlockMan said...


Stuart Gardner said...

I remember you telling me about this when it happened, Bob, and sending me the pics. You called the bird, "The Lord of Creepy Manor."
He thinks he's fooling somebody with that bird disguise, doesn't he? Better luck next time, SATAN!

HemlockMan said...

"Better luck next time, SATAN!"

Heh heh.