For this theme, “Bird’s Eye View”, I chose to use an Eagle’s “Bird’s Eye View” from the top of Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia. Mill Mountain, at 1693 feet above sea level, is an ideal location to view the city of Roanoke and surrounding counties and mountains. On top of the mountain is the famous Roanoke Star. This star was erected in 1949 and is the reason that Roanoke is known as the Star City of the South. When we lived in Roanoke, if the star was lit up in red instead of white, it signified that there had been a local traffic fatality. This practice was later discontinued. Over the years, Roanoke has grown and spread out as this “Bird’s Eye View” shows.
As a bonus I’ve included images of the star and of the plaques at the base of the star.