Times in the Appalachian High Country

Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.” I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 555 more words

Donald Williams

My Jacksonville to Seattle Odyssey—Part 2

It was really hard saying goodbye to my sister this morning. I don’t know why. It’s not like we’ll lose touch. But it was kind of comforting, knowing she only lived 4 hours away. 770 more words

Travel

Great Blue Lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

It is a late summer treat to see great blue lobelia in full bloom, often alongside the fabulously red cardinal flower. Sometimes called “blue cardinal flower”, great blue lobelia resembles red cardinal flower, ( 228 more words

Virginia Wildflowers

Hiking in the Smokies

I had the great fortune of being able to spend Sunday and Monday in the Appalachian Mountains on my drive back from a summer spent in Jacksonville, Florida. 2,099 more words

Appalachian Mountains

The Poetry of a Spotted Skunk

Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.” I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 342 more words

Donald Williams

My Home, My Heart

Appalachian Chain,

Celtic Origins,

Scottish & Cherokee heritage.

Fierce Warriors,

Pioneers,

Autonomous & Self-sufficient.

Mountain Hollows,

Majestic Views,

Amazing Grace.

Extended Family,

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Attractions: DOC'S ROCKS GEM MINE, Blowing Rock

North Carolina has been affectionately called “the treasure chest of the States”, and rightfully so, considering the Old North State is home to over 300 varieties of gemstones and minerals, the most of any in the nation. 1,184 more words

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