Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just a hint of fall

Sourwood. Dogwoods are coloring, too.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Church picnics

Beautiful places for them everywhere around here, this is a nice one.

Southern videos

Over at the Knoxville News, online editor Jack Lail has a personal blog called Random Mumblings, mostly about journalism, but sometimes he points out things of local interest, like this great You Tube site from photojournalist Dan McCoig that he calls Dan Traveling.

Most of the videos are from places around the South, especially North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Lail's link was to a video on the great face jug makers at King's Pottery in Seagrove NC.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Apple time

My favorite time of the year, having grown up in an old apple orchard. Cider House, McCaysville Ga:

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fun with trains

Over at Mineral Bluff, Ga, they were having the second annual Ride the Rails festival. The old depot was renovated last year and now houses a growing model train layout.

On the outside, old timers and kids were having fun with trains.

(For some reason, size and layout isn't working today on my Blogger account.)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Glorious days

With the occasional touch of menace....

Monday, September 15, 2008

More september scenes

Finally this year we have decent hydrangeas.

Figs are ripening

More berries, on Devil's Walking Stick. (Anyone know what the previous blue berries are? Some sort of vibernum (prunifolium?), I assume....)

Lynne is churning out beautiful baskets.

Sign outside a govt office, won't say which one.....

Saturday, September 13, 2008

September scenes

Ready for winter.

Turtle time.


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Weekend fun

At the Folk School, Friday night concert in the barn:

Featured Blue Ridge Grass.

Parksville/Ocoee Lake and the nearly 100-yr old dam.

The River was full of rafters, and the road with buses picking them up.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Heritage Fest

Saturday in Murphy, the annual Heritage Festival:

Old tractors racing.
At the music stage, Brad introduces...
Polecat Creek.
(and lots of other great musical acts.)