Sunday, August 27, 2006

On Nantahala Lake

Lots of houses going up here, scarring the landscape, but most of it is still protected. Posted by Picasa
Looking towards Wayah Bald? Posted by Picasa
This is a beautiful lake Posted by Picasa
Going up the upper Nantahala River, far as we could go. Posted by Picasa
Kayaking down the lake. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Blue Ridge Lake on an overcast day. Posted by Picasa
Just to show the peaches didn't get wasted: Jam and preserves (with blackberries). There are a few jars of chutney, too.  Posted by Picasa
One of the hawks keeping an eye on our valley. Posted by Picasa
Peach cream custard pie. Not very pretty, but with a shake of powdered sugar, about a creme brulee topping? Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 18, 2006

New photo on top

I loved the Valleytown highway photo I've been using for awhile but wanted something new on top for late summer. This view of the peaks around Brasstown Bald after a rain does it for me so far....
Just another sunset. Posted by Picasa
One of the pleasures of walking around our place, especially in late summer, is the profusion of strange delicate little flowers I've never seen anywhere before. Posted by Picasa
Don't ask me to identify any of these, though.... Posted by Picasa
Here's another. Posted by Picasa
Oh, and one last peach picture. I'll be cutting up and freezing/preserving the last of them today...hope to make a few last in the fridge for eating, though....  Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

On Hiwassee Lake

Starting out from near downtown.The day was a bit too cloudy to get good on-the-water photos. Posted by Picasa
The railroad used to cross the Hiwassee River in downtown Murphy. No more. No trains to the other side of the river in several years, either, but there are signs.... Posted by Picasa
The section near Murphy is high with some cliffs. Posted by Picasa
Looks like a good place to fish.... Posted by Picasa
The perfect campsite, no access except by water, far as I know. We swam here once on a camping trip many years ago when we brought a Zodiac and puttered around the lake. Posted by Picasa
The 'swimming hole' at Hanging Dog campground. (The cemetary pictured a few weeks ago is to the right of this.) Posted by Picasa
Always fun. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 14, 2006

Side of the road. Posted by Picasa
Get us out of here! Posted by Picasa
Close up. Posted by Picasa
Brasstown Bald after rain. Posted by Picasa