Monday, July 31, 2006

Hiwassee Lake at dusk. Posted by Picasa
Geese crossing. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Thursday nights

Riding along the river. Posted by Picasa
A great time for kids. Posted by Picasa
It's the Toccoa River near McCaysville, Ga. Posted by Picasa
People are gathered for the Thursday night Pickin' in the ParkPosted by Picasa
Lots of pickin' going on. Posted by Picasa
In downtown Copperhill, TN. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 24, 2006

Checking in on Floyd

Nice photos from the Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd (Va.) Country Store on Doug Thompson's Blue Ridge Muse blog. Also check the note (and photo from last year) on the upcoming FloydFest. It's this weekend.

More hot and rainy days

Just colors. But, there's sort of a face in there.....
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Why do you think they call them the Smoky Mountains? (That's just rain, heading back to the heavens.) Posted by Picasa
Peaches. They'll be ripe soon...if the rot doesn't get them first. Posted by Picasa
Cat and fence. Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 21, 2006

Where we are

If you've just discovered this site and want to know more about the area around here, there's a great new site for the new Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, designated by Congress in 2003.

I hadn't heard about this until this week, when a shiny insert about the Heritage Area appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times. It looks like they're doing some interesting stuff. The site is a good guide to the area, although a couple pages came up empty.

There's a good list of links to sources for more information on the Visitor Information page, including county chambers of commerce around the area. There are also good guides to crafts, agriculture, lots more.

Monday, July 17, 2006

When it's too hot to go out and take photos....

Just a beautiful stretch of road, and very close to home. Posted by Picasa
Another misty after-the-rain sunset... Posted by Picasa
Dahlia. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

In the path of progress

Old cemetery next to Hiwassee Lake. The path leads to a swimming area. Posted by Picasa
These stones are all that's left of a community now covered in water. According to at least one history, some stones and graves were moved by the TVA when the dam was built.

More photos of stones in this cemetery at Cemetery Surveys (thanks, Lynne and Rose).

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Unusual writing on this stone: how did they ever carve itt? Posted by Picasa
Several children in this family.... Posted by Picasa
All to turn the Hiwassee River into this beautiful lake. Posted by Picasa

Monday, July 10, 2006

Riding the back roads

On a cloudy day. Posted by Picasa
Beautiful old barn. Posted by Picasa
Green valley. These are all in the Beaverdam/ Hanging Dog area outside Murphy. Posted by Picasa
I hope these old barns last forever. Posted by Picasa
Garden envy. This time of year I get it, riding around....some people's gardens are spectacular. Posted by Picasa