Category Archives: Observations

The Pilgrimage Continues

In the summer of 2016 we moved, not away from the Blue Ridges, mind you, but to a different part. The latest stop on the pilgrimage is in upper east Tennessee, Bristol to be exact. I grew up in the … Continue reading

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Life on a Blue Ridge Farm – The Picture

There was a picture on my bedroom wall, a panorama that was never the same. A visual masterpiece that sometimes filled me with wonder, dread, tranquility and adventure. A vision that portrayed everything from the bright sunrise to the blackest … Continue reading

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Life on a Blue Ridge Farm – Creeks and Crawdads

One of the best sources of hours of enjoyment for me was the creek that bisected the south-end of the property. This small stream bubbled out of the ground on ourĀ  property and snaked its way through the pastures into … Continue reading

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Home Before the Storm

When a storm comes to the Blue Ridge its approach is heralded long before it arrives. The peals of thunder reverberate off of the mountain slopes in a maestoso performance. If the storm is close and of moderate intensity not … Continue reading

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A Balanced Life

Doesn’t exist. Just ask the guy above. Now don’t get me wrong, often our good and bad experiences sometimes average out, but balance is a rare thing. Adapting to limitations and using those adaptations as stepping stones is more of … Continue reading

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A Trip To South Holston Lake

I spent the early part of my teenage years around South Holston Lake and I believe a little bit of that lake water still flows in my veins. South Holston is a man-made lake created by the Tennessee Valley Authority … Continue reading

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River Walk

I spent part of an afternoon at a small park along the French Broad River in Asheville, NC and made a short film about the couple of hours I was there. Several other folks were also enjoying the warm November … Continue reading

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Strolling With the Queen

This is the time of year when Queen AnnĀ  establishes her rule in pastures and by the country thoroughfares. Her dominance is evidenced not by ostentatious garb and bright finery but by a subdued wisp of lace. Those in the … Continue reading

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Sparks of Majesty

When we moved to the Asheville area twenty-some years ago I decided to build a fire pit by our small creek. As the yearly wood supply permits I will set campfires blazing over the course of the Spring, Summer and … Continue reading

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