This restored Shell Gas station in Fieldale, Virginia is a favorite location of mine, given the owners desire to fill the building’s interior with a variety of antiques. Not only that, but he’s now displaying a partially restored 1950s era Studebaker Hawk automobile. In some ways, the Studebaker company was ahead of its time design wise and while popular, couldn’t compete for sales with major U.S companies such as General Motors and Ford. And then along came Toyota. Farewell Studebaker. Thus ends my brief look at a small part of U.S. auto history. Whatever, the car looks perfect in front of the Shell station.
Philpott Lake in SW Virginia is a popular location for recreational activities. I visited it recently and made a series of photos from the “Visitor’s Center Overlook” that show the beauty of the area.
Both of these images are a signal that springtime in SW Virginia is well underway. Hopefully, the remainder of 2021 will offer lots of outside photographic activities and travel compared to 2020 … which as we all know was not so good.
A bright red Cardinal and a Bluejay were almost hidden in a Dogwood tree, but their colors gave them away.