Category Archives: Landscapes

Nine toes were enough to get me here

The weather is warming up, and my foot is fully healed, so it’s hiking time for me on the trails near Asheville. This view is of the Craggy Pinnacle Trail just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. As you can see, the mountain was extending into the clouds and it was a little foggy.

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Flame azaleas – texture and color at Roan highlands

Gimme a few days and I’ll be back to posting pics of musicians and hippies in Asheville, but first, here’s another shot from my hike last Sunday along a short portion of the Appalachian Trail through the Roan highlands. As you can see, the flame azaleas were amazing. I was unaware until preparing this post […]

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Roan highlands from the Appalachian Trail

For those of you who were beginning to wonder about me, I am still capable of getting my ass out of Asheville and shooting an occasional landscape. This is one of my favorite spots in the mountains. Located on the North Carolina/Tennessee border, it’s a one and a half hour drive from Asheville, and then […]

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Spring has not sprung

I am ready for spring, even if the local weather is not. Just a li’l global warming would be most welcome. Shot this yesterday in the mountains near Asheville. It was 26 degrees out. Would you believe there was a bear and a turkey fighting just outside the frame? Well, there wasn’t. It was too […]

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Alcohol may have been involved

I was completely sober when I shot this image, but I’m not so sure about the farmer who harvested his hay. This field in Alexander County, NC looked strange even before I had my surrealistic way with it in Photoshop. I guess this is the result of the season’s last hay harvest. Still, I can’t […]

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The leaves, they are a changin’

This was the view Saturday afternoon from the Rough Ridge trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Linn Cove Viaduct is visible in the distance in the upper left corner. It was a beautiful afternoon for a drive on the Parkway and for a hike up Rough Ridge. The 40 mph wind gusts are not […]

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Last light on the tree tops

Here’s one last pic from yesterday. We started at Grandfather Mountain, but the park closes at 5 PM and there was an hour of daylight left. We drove to nearby Beech Mountain and got there just in time to get a few shots before the sun was blocked by one of the mountains. In this […]

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No global warming allowed

Towards the end of last December, Mitzi and I drove to the mountains in search of rime ice, with no luck. It had melted by the time we got there. We had better luck today. It was suitably cold at the top of Grandfather Mountain and the rime ice was spectacular under a clear Carolina […]

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