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Excerpt from "Visitor's Guide to Ryansburg"

Howdy! Welcome to Ryansburg: the family-friendly, fun, and fudgey heart of the fabulous American South!

Ryansburg is an old settlement town from way back in 1797 when a group of colonial settlers staked their claim in the Smokey Mountains. 922 more words


The Blue Bend - A New Painting

“The Blue Bend” is inspired by the fantastic colors and crisp air of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smokey Mountains in North Carolina. Acrylics and ink on stretched canvas. 13 more words


Smokey Mountain Sunset

We spent a few days in the Smokey Mountains on our way back north. Watching the colors drain from the sky over the layered ridges was quite the treat! 20 more words


Mountainscapes of NC

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” 46 more words


Hickory, NC

I had two different routes that I could take to North Carolina from Maryland. I could either take I-95 to the east or head west and join up with I-81 that hugs the mountains. 890 more words



Years ago I was given a T-shirt from my mother after her visit to the USA and the Smokey Mountains. 

I’ve always loved the beautiful drawing on the front of a bear striding purposefully along a river but I’d never taken in the inscription fully until yesterday .  49 more words