A very bright sunset

At Rabbit Ridge Run near Valle Crucis, North Carolina “Sunset is the opening music of the night.”Mehmet Murat ildan


“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed. They’re meant to be loved & admired.” –Anthony T. Hincks Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

The Linn Cove Viaduct

The last link in the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Linn Cove Viaduct was completed in 1987 at a cost of $10 million and wraps around the slope of Grandfather Mountain in western North Carolina. The mountain is the highest and most rugged peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain range. Recognized as an engineering marvel, the…

“Dance upon the mountains like a flame,” 2022

Flame azaleas grow wild here in the mountains of North Georgia, and I always look forward to seeing them bloom in the spring.  They may very well be my favorite flowers. Unfortunately, the wild azalea shrub outside my kitchen window hasn’t bloomed at all since 2020. However, through the woods on both my property and…

Mountain Witch Alder

Mountain Witch Alder is native to the southeastern United States and has white bottlebrush-like flowers. This beautiful shrub is on my property, almost directly in front of the house. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

American Red Squirrel

American Red Squirrels are characterized by their bushy, dark red tails and their white eye circles. This one was spotted at the bird feeder at my cousin’s vacation home in western North Carolina. However, none of us had ever seen a Red Squirrel before. Where I lived in northern Indiana for many years, the squirrels…