Thursday, April 11, 2013

Road Through the Black Belt

Heading west from Selma, U.S. Highway 80 is a mostly four-lane road
 that traverses Alabama's Black Belt region. The area is named for the color
 of much of its soil, heavy clays suitable for pastures, ponds and clover,
 although it once grew a lot of cotton. 


13 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the puffy clouds. ( :

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

So beautiful. I think that road has looked the same since the day it was built!

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful shot. Another area I've never been.

RamblingRound said...

Oh no, Fairhope! I remember when Hwy. 80 was two-lane and very hilly and curvy in spots through Lowndes Co. I have to drive through the four-lane construction to Auburn U. during my college years. Also, the overpass at Hwy. 5 and 80 has saved numerous lives. This road is much easier to travel now than an interstate with the exception of a few spots still two-laned, but they are working on that!

PA Friend said...

Is that view heading towards Montgomery?
And yes that road still looks the same as it did years ago growing up in Selma

RamblingRound said...

PA Friend, this view is heading towards Demopolis. It is different than when I was growing up when Hwy. 80 was two-lane and heavily traveled.

Lowell said...

Very nice. Reminds me a lot of the wide-open spaces of central Texas.

Barbara Farr said...

The road less traveled...nice shot.

Rose said...

Love this shot!

Kate said...

Looks like great country for cycling.

Marie said...

I miss Alabama sometimes. It is my home state and though I wasn't raised there, I lived there off and on, and my relatives were there, and well, it is HOME. I called back to the Dr. office to get the results of my test while we were at a Selma Air Show...and found out what I already knew, it was official, I was pregnant! :-) I have the picture my hubby took of my beaming face. That was 37 years ago! :-) Your shot of highway 80 sure brought a tug to my heart!

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE that stretch of straight road... what is it about them that is so appealing and inviting?? Thank you for sharing on 'Rurality Blog Hop #10!'

Merisi Vienna said...

Beautiful, like out of a fairytale!