A diesel engine belonging to the Yadkin Valley Railroad stands idle on a sidetrack at Donnaha, right beside the Yadkin River. Yadkin Valley Railroad is a tiny railroad owned by Gulf and Ohio. It has two lines — one from Rural Hall to Mount Airy (48 miles), and another from Rural Hall to Elkin and North Wilkesboro (66 miles). Donnaha is on the Elkin/North Wilkesboro line. Rural Hall is in Forsyth County right on the Stokes County line.
A day lily at Holden Gardens in Yadkin County. Holden Gardens raises a wide variety of day lilies. I put in an order for 300 fans of plain old roadside lilies. Holden Gardens is off Courtney-Huntsville Road about four miles from my mother’s place.