Friday, March 31, 2006

Out like a lamb

It's been really dry around here recently but things are greening up here by the stream.... Posted by Picasa
Up close. Posted by Picasa
Unknown (and never seen before) wildflower: leathery leaves and waxy flowers, tiny and low growing. 

(Added May 4: now I know, thanks to Connecticut Botanical Society: Trailing Arbutus.
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Cherry blossoms. Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 27, 2006

Daffodils. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Snow days

It's been cold, windy, overcast and sometimes rainy this week, which is why no new photos.
But I can at least show you a purple violet, rare around here. Yesterday and today it snowed, although none stayed on the ground. Further north and east there was lots more: check out the pictures from the Asheville Citizen-Times.
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Lots more of the pale violets but they look a bit like they've been frostbit.... Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 20, 2006

Music night

Beautiful harp. Posted by Picasa

Onion with spring fever

I like the way the wild onion is growing in the pasture this year. On drugs? Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Flowering pear. The hot weekend got lots of stuff starting to open, but the rain and windy cold yesterday has slowed it down some. Nothing but blue sky today, though..... Posted by Picasa
Peach tree, just beginning to open. Posted by Picasa
Grape hyacinth. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Bike rides

Nantahala Lake. Posted by Picasa
On the dock. Posted by Picasa
Photography vehicle. Well, that is, when I can get the driver to stop.... Posted by Picasa
Helmet hair. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Sunset and smoke

The clear winter sky around here has been fouled with smoke from land clearing, almost daily. With lack of rain and lots of wind it's not a good time for fires. This one, though, a couple valleys over, was in or near the National Forest so may have been a controlled burn. Whatever it was, the smoke filled the air from here to Murphy..... Posted by Picasa
More signs of spring. Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 06, 2006

Sign of the times. Posted by Picasa
Overlooking Brasstown valley. Posted by Picasa
Folk School craft shop entrance. Posted by Picasa
They really do turn purple in the winter. Near Brasstown. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Tennessee ride

Looking over the Ocoee gorge towards the Big Frog wilderness, TN/Cohutta mountains in Georgia..... Posted by Picasa
Looks like a spring day, but cold. Gliderport near Benton, TN. Posted by Picasa
Looking towards Chilhowee Mountain. Posted by Picasa