Tag Archives: North Carolina

Sunday drive to Mount Mitchell.

I had to get out of the house yesterday and clear my head.  I’ve been very upset about the situation with the children at the border. Nature usually calms my soul and centers me, so in spite of the iffy, … Continue reading

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A fun day.

Side view of the Hundred Year Old Cabin, Arden, NC. Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday, but this year has gone by so fast (and because of the continued cold weather, I was having trouble believing spring had really arrived), so … Continue reading

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Asheville Womens March 2018!

  I wasn’t able to attend the Womens March that took place in downtown Asheville today, but the day was beautiful (sunny, high 50’s) and the turnout was unbelievable!  My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw this photo … Continue reading

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The longest, hottest, most boring drive ever.

Note: Photos were not taken by me.  I found them on Google Image.   There are many dangers in driving, but one no one ever talks about is the danger of the long, boring drive.   If anything can put … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Photos — Blue Ridge Parkway, NC (Balsams, Plott Balsams, Devils Courthouse)

I had no plans for Memorial Day and no one to spend it with, and I was going stir crazy sitting around the house, with nothing to do but watch the depressing news.     So I decided to go … Continue reading

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Autumn’s last gasp: day trip on the Parkway.

Looking up toward Craggy Dome, 6105 ft. Down here in the southern Appalachians, the trees still have some color (a few are even still mostly green!)  I’m also happy to say that once October came, the trees seemed to be … Continue reading

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The Apple Festival, Hendersonville, NC

My daughter and her new beau Zach (a really sweet 22 year old guy who is showing NO red flags so far) told me they were going to the annual Apple Festival in downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina, which is only … Continue reading

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Clearing my head.

I needed to clear my head today.  Sitting around the house does me no good at all and it’s easy to sink into negative emotions like depression and worry.    I knew I had to get out for awhile.  Fortunately … Continue reading

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Why so many “Russians” are moving to North Carolina

An increasingly common sight in Buncombe County, NC Actually, most of them aren’t true Russians, they are Slavic people from Eastern Europe, especially The Ukraine, which was once under Soviet rule, so that probably explains some of the confusion. Eastern … Continue reading

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Dogwoods in bloom.

I snapped these photos of a flowering dogwood near my home today. Dogwoods–actually a shrub, not a tree–are a common sight in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains and are so well known their beautiful four-petaled white blooms are the … Continue reading

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