This is the lake at Breaks Interstate Park in Haysi, Virginia. The temperature was so cold that the lake had frozen solid enough for people to walk on. This is just one example of the beauty that can be found in the mountains of Appalachia.
Rustina is not originally from the mountains, but their beauty inspires her. She has lived in the Appalachian Mountains for thirteen years and still finds more things worth seeing. With photography, she aims to find a scene that is peaceful and relaxing and wants to share with more people the sites that have captured her heart and show viewers that there is more to the world around them. Rustina is the wife of the thoughtful coal miner. This is the first post of her photographic tour through Appalachia.