AppalachianWind

Much Picture
So colors
Wow.
A place for my photos, which will either be marked as AppalachianWind or WindFeatherPhotos.
Using cheap point&shoot cameras and basic skills with little to no editing.
Yay!

110 Followers… Awesome.

From the start, every 10 followers I have posted a special photo or an informational post. Well, 110 is a big number to me. So here we go!

10 Followers!

I was born and raised in a town that is economically essential to coal production in Kentucky, but is completely ignored, and always has been. We are poor, a little stuck in our ways, and as tightly knit as any family.

My home is frustrating and beautiful. There are those who spend their whole lives wanting to get away, and finally do. Others move away but still tell people they’re from Harlan. The rest of us won’t leave until we’re forced.

The air here smells like coal and diesel fuel from the trucks that carry it. The air is thick with black smoke and men cash their checks covered in soot.

But we are surrounded by mountains boiling over with fruits and fungus and animals, wild flowers and loud, clear waters. Summers are hot, winters are cold, and autumns are beautiful. 

Our county is known for our violent civil war with the wealthy over our most precious mineral: coal.

I’m from Bloody Harlan County, USA, and I would like to share my home with you guys.

house-of-gnar:

Land of Fire And Ice by Ben Hall

I just had a heart attack

Via house-of-gnar →

proudemary:

Country Road by dkinner on Flickr.

proudemary:

Country Road by dkinner on Flickr.

Via proudemary →

A puddle was drying up so I took some of the tadpoles and raised them.
This is Rodger, the first to develop. 
Rodger ran away to begin his own life </3

A puddle was drying up so I took some of the tadpoles and raised them.

This is Rodger, the first to develop. 

Rodger ran away to begin his own life </3

Riding at sunset
Flatgap, ky

Riding at sunset

Flatgap, ky

Picking blueberries

Now eating them frozen,

AppalachiaLighthouses dog Lucy

AppalachiaLighthouses dog Lucy

Brother and Sister, Blackberry picking

Brother and Sister, Blackberry picking

Beaver Dam
SunTruckin&#8217;, Eolia KY

Beaver Dam

SunTruckin’, Eolia KY