Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Other side of the Smokies

RNeal, the former South Knox Bubba, has his gallery of Pigeon Forge photos online on his new website: Smoky Mountain Vacation Guide. Not to be missed.

Not enough? Well, there's also another gallery from Neal, Southern Culture on the Skids, from visit to a flea market in Blount County, TN.

Thanks to Fletch of No Direction Home, who is posting a continuing series of photos of Gatlinburg, also worth a look.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

On Thanksgiving Day.....

We give thanks for these beautiful mountains. 360-degree view from Buck Bald in Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee. Posted by Picasa
A beautiful day this morning, sunny with snow on the Snowbird Mountains to the East. Cold coming later today..... Posted by Picasa
Looking up the Hiwasee River valley towards Murphy and the mountains beyond. We could still see Brasstown Bald in Georgia from here. Posted by Picasa
Looking towards the north: hazy ozone layer over the Tennessee Valley, towards Knoxville. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Lots more snow

Marie has some great photos of snow up Watauga County way on Blue Ridge Blog.....

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Fall rain gives in to winter

After the rain....some turned to snow. None near us (although there was a little on the roofs last night) but we could see it on nearby mountaintops today. Much more on the higher mountains east of us, and lots of mixed rain/snow/sleet on the roads. Looks like much more is on the way, especially for those a little north and east of us. Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 18, 2005

Do you know the trolls?

Fletch at No Direction Home shows us the trolls that live in the Smokey Mountains.

Wow, deja vu. I've known these trolls for nearly 30 years. Amazing that they're still around. I see them poking out lots of places still. Even saw them in the rain forests of Washington or British Columbia, somewhere, a few years ago...or maybe it was Oregon....

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Storms coming..... Posted by Picasa
Color's over, leaves mostly gone, waiting for the cold..... Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 13, 2005


I changed the photo at top of the blog to reflect a different season. (The old photo was taken in spring. I'll bring it back again later.)
Also, I'm moving the links page to a new account, since it still has been inaccessible. Should work now.)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

There's still some color...... Posted by Picasa
Last night, just before dusk.... Posted by Picasa
Close up, they glow. Posted by Picasa
In downtown Murphy this morning: The Cherokee County Courthouse, made of local blue marble. Posted by Picasa
Note the amazing blue of today's sky... Posted by Picasa
The old church (Episcopal). Posted by Picasa
The Cherokee stone turtle in front of the museum. Posted by Picasa
The moose. Posted by Picasa
Metal crafts. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 07, 2005

Peaceful country church in Shoal Creek area of western Cherokee County. Posted by Picasa
Wild turkeys. Posted by Picasa
View of the Ga. Blue Ridge from Copperhill, TN Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Spectacular color here.... Posted by Picasa downtown Murphy. Posted by Picasa
Maple leaves. Posted by Picasa
Enjoy this while we can..... Posted by Picasa
A walk to the top of Panther Top mountain, west of Murphy. Posted by Picasa
Hiwassee Lake and Unaka mountains towards Tennessee. Posted by Picasa