Way over in the western corner of Ashe County, State Road 88 hugs along the banks of the North Fork New River from it’s headwaters in Watauga County twenty jaw-dropping miles northeast thru Maxwell, Creston and Clifton to Warrensville and State Road 194, where I usually turn north to Lansing, or vice versa on the return.
These are certifiable ‘3-check’ drives with spectacular goings-on in all directions. Every year, or two or three I take this same picture of Sutherland Church hoping to capture a moment of perfect light - light so sweet that an instant’s worth can make the whole day. Following this shot, I sheepishly switched on my always-off cell phone, just in case there’s a speed dial on its way here from NatGeo. Make a note of that.
© d101113-004 Sutherland Church
Sutherland, North Carolina
Saturday 13 November 2010