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A cluster of pokeweed fruit is really photogenic. The berries are shiny black and the stems (OK, pedicels) are this glow-in-the-dark fuschia color. Contrasted with the plant’s green leaves, this is a feast for the eyeballs. 57 more words



The trees aren’t turning yet, but once in a while I see a single, colorful non-conformist leaf. Fall is on the way.

Western North Carolina

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Joyce Kilmer was the poet who penned Trees (I think that I shall never see / a poem as lovely as a tree….). He was killed at the age of 30 in France during World War I. 175 more words

Western North Carolina

Wayah Bald

We’ve been getting rain almost every day for the last few weeks so when the precipitation probability dipped below 50% for a few hours on Sunday, we loaded cameras, dog, snacks and drinks into the truck and took a drive into the Nantahala National Forest. 262 more words

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Panthertown backpack

Last weekend I went backpacking in Panthertown with my new friends Dana and Cathy. The plan was to meet Friday morning, camp two nights, and come out Sunday. 601 more words