Wildfires continue to burn across mountains of North Carolina

Fires continue to burn deep in the mountains of North Carolina as firefighters and emergency crews battle the flames.

As of Sunday night, the wildfire at Party Rock had grown to 3,500 acres and was 15 percent contained. 79 more words


American Life: Appalachian English

It seems appropriate today to cast my eye on the United States, but not in the way you might expect. You’ve probably heard and read enough about that already, so I just want to share this video about the way the natives of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States speak English. 127 more words

English Language

The Perfect Autumn Sunrise

Sometimes conditions just come together to produce something special. This morning was right at 32 degrees with a light frost on the fields. We went to the top of the ridge above the house, and were treated with this incredible display of nature. 71 more words

Blue Ridge Mountains

November in the Forest

During a much-needed rainfall this past week, most of the trees were stripped bare of their leaves.  While it is a bit sad to see all the brilliant beauty gone, the view now is new and interesting.   152 more words

Natural Living

Blue Ridge Parkway and the Black Mountains

Every year I drive up NC 80 from Marion to the Blue Ridge Parkway, then go west on NC 80 to the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club. 50 more words


Autumn in Asheville and Black Mountain 2016

Much has been written about the effect of the drought in the Mountains when it comes to Fall colors. If my visit to Asheville and Black Mountain on October 27th is any indication, the effect will be minimal. 74 more words

Blue Ridge Mountains

The Dawn Tree

I discovered that I do not live that far from Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. It’s an American Civil War National Park. So I woke up at an unholy hour and drove the hour to get there to do some sunrise shots. 199 more words

Techniques And Styles