North Carolina Travels

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On The Trail

Cocoa is ready to hike the Old Mt. Mitchell trail, and I'm ready for coffee. The hike from the base takes about an hour. Or you can drive to the summit and walk a short distance to the tower. Along the way, we were in clouds one moment and the next, the sun was breaking [...]

By | 2011-08-08T18:41:33+00:00 August 8th, 2011|North Carolina|0 Comments

North Carolina Rain

I've been to North Carolina the last two weekends. It's not something I really "planned" to do. When you are tired, there are times when you make yourself pack a car and leave. This Friday I was watching the weather report and realized we were going to have rain on and off for the next [...]

By | 2014-10-29T17:13:08+00:00 August 7th, 2011|North Carolina|4 Comments

Bookmarks and Memories

Our tour guide told us Carl Sandburg was a master at bookmarking a book he found particularly interesting and especially if he found something in that book he wanted to read later. Consequently, there are thousands of white markers in the over 12,000 books he owned—just in case he wanted to reread some portion of [...]

By | 2014-10-29T17:15:23+00:00 August 2nd, 2011|North Carolina|0 Comments

Carl Sandburg’s House

The National Park Service guide told us that Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) spent a lifetime "exploring what it meant to be an American and asked the eternal questions, Who am I, where am I going, and where have I been?" The Poet Laureate and three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner's home is located in Flat Rock, North Carolina. He moved [...]

By | 2014-10-29T17:17:04+00:00 July 29th, 2011|North Carolina|0 Comments

Dancing In The Wind

The hotter the weather the more Queen Anne's Lace seems to dot our landscape. Many times, while driving, I have not been able to pull over and photograph it. Finally on my way home from North Carolina last Thursday, I spotted an entire field. I quickly turned the car around and headed back. Once I [...]

By | 2015-02-25T19:27:03+00:00 July 25th, 2011|Memories|0 Comments

Lick Log Mill Store

This has been a favorite destination of mine for years. I've watched this little store evolve being very rustic (it still is but that is part of its charm) to offering very high end merchandise. The Lick Log Mill Store is located just outside of Highlands, North Carolina and plenty of people stop to purchase [...]

By | 2015-02-25T19:27:32+00:00 July 24th, 2011|Memories|2 Comments

Staying Cool!

With temperature in the high 90's, people are looking for places where they can cool off. These guys seem to have found it! This waterfall is located on Highway 64 outside of Highlands, North Carolina.   I've photographed this set of waterfalls in the spring and also in the fall and this is the lowest [...]

By | 2015-02-25T19:28:03+00:00 July 23rd, 2011|Memories|0 Comments