Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back home

Just in time for a musical evening....

Could not focus on this bird but love the colors anyway:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Along the road

Nantahala River, morning.First paddlers.
Unicoi mountains overlook, near NC/TN border.
A unique ride, somewhere near WV/PA border.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

An AT story

The shocking 1981 murder of two campers on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia was mentioned in Bill Bryson's book, A Walk in the Woods, and elsewhere.

This spring, those who knew the story were shocked to hear that the man who committed those murders had been out of prison for over ten years, and had tried it again, near the same spot on the Trail.

A great telling of the whole story, from the Washington Post: Blood on the Mountain.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th

They started celebrating early in Murphy this morning: down in the park.

Good chance for kids to enjoy the Valley River.
...and the bears...
Confederate soldiers on display...
...history lessons.
...and from another war.
Good time for a fishing lesson, too.
The party is all day, with live music, and fireworks, of course, tonight.

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Tellico River.

Bald River Falls.

(for proportion, note the guy standing on the rock....)
In Tellico Plains, the bakery:

(Great sandwiches.)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

On Hiwassee Lake

And another sunset: