Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

 I am about half way thru my 365 photo a day project even tho I have been lapse in posting on this blog.  The collage includes my best shots from the projects as well as some I like from before I joined.

Wishing you all a peaceful joyous New Year!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Holiday Visit to Chimney Rock

 Over the holiday I drove a short drive to Chimney Rock for some photos of the Rocky Broad River which was running full due to the heavy rains we had.  The rock itself was open but you had to walk up the set of stairs to get to the top as the elevator was not working.  I viewed it from the ground!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Snow on Buddha

I have been remiss in posting here for a number of weeks.  During that time I lost my oldest kitty Yoko to oral cancer.  She was 20 and had lived a long wonderful life.  With her passing, two of my longest lived cats had passed this year - Chica went to the Rainbow bridge in March on my birthday at 22.

Another kitty ,Snowball has been having health issues and of course the holidays take up so much time.  Hopefully with the worst over, I will get back to posting daily.  I am taking and posting my photos on the 365project.com site if you care to follow along there.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Late October in Biltmore Village

I am much better at posting on my Facebook page for Carolina Mountains so do follow along there too.  Lost my internet connection for a week or so and just been busy!  Here are some shots from late October in Biltmore Village.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mountain Fair

 Running way behind with posts as usual!  Hubby and I went to the regional fair in Sept.  We like to see the animals and produce - the rides are too wild for us!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all!

This is from 2012 but it is a sure sign of things to come in a few weeks.  Enjoy the crisp cool weather this week - colder temps are coming!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Seven Sisters

From one side of Lake Tomahawk you can see the beloved Seven Sisters mountains going into the distance.

Here are the names of the peaks in an old sign that used to be by the lake. - right to left Solomon Morris, Stomping Knob, Brushy Mountain, 4th sister, 5th sister, Little Slaty, Big Slaty, Graybeard.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Boathouse Reflections

Summer is winding down and the first hints of fall are arriving - soon this spot will be all ablaze with color!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Horsing Around....


I have been keeping up with the 365 project on that web site but falling behind here.  We had to go our to town, then had company and a kitty emergency with our Yoko.  All is well now and I am back to try and catch up!

This is from a nearby farm.  I had wanted a photo of this huge horse against the background  of the mountains but he  or she had other ideas!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Morning Glory and Clouds

Shot in a corn flied a few minutes from my house after a night of storms.  The clouds still lingered on the mountains. The morning glory was the one I used for my 365.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Plenty of Squash to Come

Our squash plants are heavy with blossoms - hopefully we will get lots of squash soon!  What is in your garden?

Monday, August 5, 2013

Rapids on the Rocky Broad

 I am getting behind in my 365 project.  I was not able to upload the pics the past two days.  This is  from the Rocky Broad River in Bat Cave.  I was trying to shoot a pic more like the last one but this kayaker shot out  of the rapids and under the bridge I was on.  I spun around and kept taking photos until I could not see him anymore.  A few came out.  I did add more color to the top one for effect.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


With all the rain we have had int eh past months I am surprised I have not seen more rainbows.  I saw this as I was coming out of the grocery store and the sky lit up for a short while.  Looks great enlarged!  Hope you all find your pot of gold!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Drummer Girl Busker

These were taken at the Bele Chere festival in Asheville this past weekend.  The Silver Drummer Girl is a busker or  street performer that has been performing in the area for a number of years.  She stands on a platform in the street, still as a statue until someone puts a tip in her bowl and then she drums on her drum - often startling the tipper.  For more info on her visit Silver Drummer Girl.

Friday, July 26, 2013


Didn't get any other shots for my photo a day so our neighbor's cat Jack will be the one today.  He is a lovely cat with such beautiful eyes.  Most days he is down under our house in the crawlspace hunting.  We don't have any mice this year for sure!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Old Church

This old church dates from the 1800s and sits on a high hill with a graveyard next to it.  Today there were cows in the pasture next door wondering what I was doing over the fence!  I was having a tough time taking shots - sometimes the shot I have in mind when I start is not the one I end up with!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purple Shadows

This is taken of the woods behind my house.  I love the shadows and light on the trees - I just heightened the saturation to give the colors more  oomph!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Uh Oh..Missed a Day!

Somehow I lost track of days here and missed one or two?  This is Snowball sound asleep with his head on the screen porch door!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Downtown After Five

Went to a concert downtown to see a friend play.  Very hot night and I was not able to stay long - I needed to cool off and sit down!  Took these two shots - one of  the band and these two very different women in the audience.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Barns and Sunflowers

The top photo was my main entry for the 365 project.  We have an organic farm in town with a produce stand on the honor system.  They also grow and sell flowers.  Always a great place for photos!

My second favorite photo opp spot in town is this old farm - the barn looks wonderful in all seasons ad has so much character.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Striped Cat

 Minnie is actually solid black but when she was sitting in the sun coming thru the window, I noticed the blinds cast a stripe pattern on her.  I used the first pic for my 365 photo a day  but I like the paws one too.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Black Mountain Welcome

Black Mountain is a old resort town  billing themselves as the Front Porch of the Blue Ridge with a huge red rocking chair as its symbol.  This year they asked artists to paint a number of chairs to put out along the streets for use and display.  Some are pretty cool.

 Window boxes, planters and Rose of Sharon shrubs grace every nook and cranny of this tiny town.  Many shops are housed in historic buildings and offer locally hand made items, antiques and food.  The old Depot is a craft gallery and the train is open for viewing.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Portrait of Yoko

Didn't get inspired much today so I took some shots of my cats.  This is Yoko who is 20 years young going on 21.

Monday, July 15, 2013


Still rainy and overcast but I got this shot of the larch in front of the house - love the textures of the bark and the green leaves behind.

Drove to Black Mountain for brunch and took this as the clouds rolled over the peaks.  Getting tired of rain shots so hope the sun comes out soon.  Anyone want some rain?


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