Located in southwestern Virginia is one of the few remaining covered bridges in the US that was built higher in the middle than on either end; hence the name of "humpback". The bridge was built in 1857 and is the oldest remaining covered bridge in the state of Virginia. The bridge spans a tributary of the Jackson River and is 109 feet long. Located near the city of Covington, Virginia.
Orion (center left) and the other brilliant winter constellations ride low in the west after sunset, making way for the relatively demure star patterns of the spring sky. Budding trees frame this early spring star-field featuring the three belt stars of Orion, and the two red giant stars, Betelgeuse - Alpha Orionis (top center) and Aldebaran - Alpha Tauri (top right) glowing orange against the bluish night sky along with some passing high clouds. APoD for March 26, 2015
Blue Ridge Skyline
The view from the Blue Ridge mountains on a crisp spring day.The darker green trees of the valley contrast with the younger lighter green leaves of the mountain top trees in the foreground. HDR