Thursday, April 24, 2008

Around the neighborhood

Finally, we have lilacs. Been awhile. And another swallowtail.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Saturday road trip

More photos from Saturday. Failed Blogger photo upload delayed until now...
From Woody Gap on the edge of the Blue Ridge, looking towards Dahlonega.

Near Suches.
Toccoa River.

A few more scenes of Dahlonega.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bear in the Square

It's the annual spring festival in Dahlonega, Georgia, on the square.
Beautiful weather, after the rain, and lots of people.
...most of them making music.
...or things to eat
The red hat ladies are out, too.

And lots and lots of crafts, like this broommaker....

baskets....(love the chair seats of woven ties...)
and Debbie and J's jewelry and woodturning.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


At the Cherokee County Courthouse, the dogwoods (both pink and white) are blooming now:

And the cherries along Valley River Street: the United Methodist Church.

Swallowtail and redbud

Monday, April 14, 2008

Not quite snow, but....

This was some heavy sleet. Or would you call it hail?

Froze yet?

It's snowing in the mountains right now but not here. Below freezing temps tonight.
Last year in the April freeze this bleeding heart plant turned to mush but came back later.

The flowering pear was hurt pretty badly in the freeze last year, too....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Nantahala-Tusquitee ride

Downtown Andrews, always quiet on a Saturday afternoon.

Nantahala Lake.

Chota side of Nantahala.
Big Tuni Creek.
The wooly ageldid is killing the hemlocks here, most are nearly dead. It's arrived in our neighborhood now, too. Sad to see the hemlocks go.
On the other side of the mountains, even greener near Tusquitee...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Redbud time

Hiwassee Dam.

The picnic area.

The 'sculpture' is a 50-ton turbine, aluminum cast in Norfolk in 1940.
Serviceberry in the distance, behind Maple buds.

Monday, April 07, 2008

In Murphy

These dogwoods near the courthouse will be beautiful in a few more days:

The old Episcopal Church:

In front of the Cherokee County Historical Museum:

More cherry trees on Tennessee Street.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Nothing new here

Sorry for the lack of photos recently but haven't been out to take any in awhile, especially with the rainy days we've been having. We are getting lots of color now and slight green on a few of the trees.

This little guy was out and about on a warm day....