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The Old Man of the Mountain

Grandfather Mountain

The Blue Ridge Parkway yields panoramic views

Rising and falling through majestic hues

Turnoffs, overlooks, tunnels, and bridges

Orchards of apples and long gorgeous ridges… 149 more words


Deep Freeze

Winter went into overdrive around here a couple of weeks ago. We live in the high mountains of western North Carolina so, even though we live in the south, we’re used to cold winters. 418 more words

Living On The Diagonal

A Day in the North Carolina Mountains

Last weekend my daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Jack treated us to a beautiful day in the mountains of North Carolina. We drove up into the mountains, marveling at the fall colors. 109 more words


Coming 'Round the Mountain

Coming ‘Round the Mountain (part of my Blowing on Embers series)

Is there anything quite like the sweet scent of a dew-kissed early morning—especially in our green southern mountains? 727 more words

Living On The Diagonal

NC Mountain Weekend Getaway

One weekend in August, the stars magically aligned (or, well, our calendars) and we were able to escape to the mountains of North Carolina for a weekend getaway with many of our close friends. 155 more words


I Am Not Afraid

I am not afraid of change,
mistakes or failure
But I am afraid of giving up and not trying
I am not afraid of climbing high… 343 more words

Events gone by ... and a record for 728 words

One of the drawbacks to posting letters after the kids receive them (rest assured that receiving a letter is not the same as reading it in a timely fashion) is that certain events will have already fallen by the wayside. 840 more words

Writing To Adult Children