Some signs are worth a stop and a picture. I laughed at this one, because the place is anything but dismal. It's a pretty little hollow located in the same area as the photo below. (Although perhaps it does suit the little house above).
Just down the road from Dismal Hollow. See what I mean? The old bridge is decommissioned, and I wondered it it was a victim of the great flood in 1985. Jason and Matthew told me that for them everything in their lives is remembered as being "before the flood" or "after the flood." A true watershed event in their lives.
Another lovely homestead. I could have taken photos like these all day long and not traveled very many miles. I think many of these places may have stayed in the same family for generations. That kind of continuity shows in the loving care given to land and buildings. I wondered what the little building in front used to be: a school, church, or post office?
These silos are true West Virginia Mountaineer fans, with their blue and gold tops!