Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Sweet Miss Sissy



(Can you tell we have birds?) [no creatures were harmed]

Cherokee, North Carolina






Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. 
- John Muir



Monday, June 24, 2019

North Carolina Overlook







Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. 
- Eddie Cantor



Friday, June 21, 2019

River Stone






I don't always feel fierce and fearless, but I do feel like I'm a rock star at being human. 
- Tracee Ellis Ross



Thursday, June 20, 2019

Lunch at Deals Gap






It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. 
- J. R. R. Tolkien



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Roadside Flowers, NC





God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars. 
- Martin Luther



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Red Beast in the Grass





(always with the trunk open...)

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. 
- Francis Bacon



Monday, June 17, 2019

In Tennessee





Growing up on a mountain in Tennessee, I spent most of my childhood outside. 
- Rachel Boston



Friday, June 14, 2019

In the Appalachians






I think, being from east Tennessee, you're kinda born with a little lonesome in your soul, in your blood. You know you've got that Appalachian soul. 
- Ashley Monroe



Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cherokee, NC





May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. 
- Edward Abbey



Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Georgia Gold




All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. 
- J. R. R. Tolkien



Monday, June 10, 2019

I'm Back from the Smokies





Trust your landmark and run through the smoke. It's going to open up eventually. 
- Ezekiel Elliott



Thursday, May 30, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019