Wednesday, December 29, 2004

From those other mountains

It's one highlight of every day to visit two English bloggers, Tony Richards at Lakelandcam, and Charles Winpenny at Cornwallcam. The Lakelandcam photos remind me a lot of what we see here in the Southern Appalachians, beautiful mountains and lakes covering the Lake District area of Cumbria, UK, even though there are a lot less trees there. The weather is even pretty similar. However, these mountains seem even more scenic to me because of the beautiful old buildings and towns around the area. No Wal-Marts or other giant lit parking lots here. Here's one of Tony's recent photo of The Lakes:

Clicking on the photo will show it full size, but it will expire in a few days, so the link will probably die then. Go to Tony's site for more.

And, from these mountains, it's time to get ready for The Possum Drop on New Year's Eve at Clay's Corner in Brasstown, NC. This event got a lot of publicity last year (even in the New York Times) so this year will probably be a real blowout. No, they don't drop the possum (that's why they call it the Lowering of the Possum), but there were some complaints last year so there seems to be a question of whether there will be a possum this year. You'll just have to come to see.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

A Christmas walk in the forest... Posted by Hello
It's a sunny day but not down in the bottom... Posted by Hello
Here's a perfect Christmas tree... Posted by Hello
It's a holly... Posted by Hello
Lushly covered with berries Posted by Hello
Christmas morning, all is calm, not very bright... Posted by Hello

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

It's the season.... Posted by Hello the general store (Blairsville, Ga.) Posted by Hello
Snow was melting by Tuesday... Posted by Hello
Proof that it really was 8 degrees outside early Monday morning..... Posted by Hello

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Celebration time

As the snow arrived this morning, it made a cheery holiday scene:

Two mountain area bloggers are celebrating this week, much more than just the approach of Christmas: Doug Thompson, of Floyd VA, celebrated his birthday on Friday and a wedding anniversary a few days earlier. South Knox Bubba, of east Tennessee, is celebrating his birthday and a wedding anniversary today. Congrats to both great bloggers.
This front promises real cold. The snow is an extra. Note the thermometer is at about 20 degrees at 4 pm: supposed to get colder. Posted by Hello
Blizzardlike when the wind comes up. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

A little lake effect snow, reaching all the way down to the Carolinas..... Posted by Hello

Monday, December 13, 2004

Winter is arriving. Posted by Hello
Before the cold arrived, all the rain we've had turned to fog.... Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Winter grasses. Posted by Hello
After the rain...our little brook is bigger than I've ever seen it.  Posted by Hello

Monday, December 06, 2004

Bird blogging: titmouse and a warbler? at the feeder. Posted by Hello

Cades Cove

South Knox Bubba has posted a gallery of photos from this beautiful Great Smokies National Park area. Great deer shots!

Friday, December 03, 2004

Another frosty morning.... Posted by Hello
Friday cat blogging: Gaby and Layla. Posted by Hello