June 28, 2017

Morning on the lake

102704smithmtn.jpgSmith Mountain Lake, Franklin County, Virginia, early morning.

As development on the lake booms, scenes like this become harder to find. Lakefront homes, restaurants with boat docks, public access ramps all litter the landscape. Of course the farmers who lost their land when the power company flooded the valleys to create the lake to power a hydro-electric dam can argue that the view was never that great anyway. Not when you consider what it costs them.

Can progress and natural beauty coexist? Good question.

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