Saturday, January 23, 2010

Where I Run, Part 3

This is farm country--large, prosperous family farms.  Locally this broad valley is called the Cumberland Valley, but geographically it is simply the same Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, only extended northward into Franklin and Cumberland counties in Pennsylvania.

Many local roads I run on look much like this:




Here's a close-up of the house behind the pines on the left.  Geologically, limestone dominates, and makes a wonderful building material:




Here's another limestone house along Zarger Road, about 3 miles from the one above.






On this property some ten or so years ago a local high school girl ran off the road and hit an immovable walnut tree, killing her instantly.  No drugs or alcohol, just probably took her eyes of the road for a critical moment....

Whenver I run by there I pick a wildflower and place it at the tree.

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