Selu Conservancy, a 380 acre tract of land along The Little River, serves as a retreat center, and an outdoor classroom and science lab for Radford University. I’ve been to Selu several times over the years for business meetings, government retreats, special events, weddings and a memorial service. This day I came for the Fine Art & Crafts Holiday Market.
The day was rainy and cloudy, and as I pulled out my camera, one of the other patrons commented that there really wasn’t much to photograph because of the “dreary day”. I of course disagreed and only wish I had the ability to capture the beauty! Photographic opportunities are endless at Selu … today I offer just a glimpse into all that the Conservancy offers.
The Selu property houses The Barn (a research and science center), The Observatory (which resembles a silo) and an “authentic replica” of a 1930s homestead.
The mist and clouds made for striations of color against the mountains.
The grayish blue day provided a perfect backdrop for the silhouettes of the trees.
Jeff Armistead, the Director of Selu, and I, spent several minutes on the deck of the Retreat Center trying to photograph the multiple levels of color on display before us. I’m not sure that I was able to do justice to the view, but I sure enjoyed trying!