this reminds me of my grandma Drezza, and her love of cats.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
it was so dry the highway signs were cracked
looking up from under delicate arch
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
this is the second copperhead snake i've seen in the past 2 days. the first one was alive and twice as big and sunning itself on a tiny (two feet by three feet) sand beach at the lake. we all jumped down on the sand to see the sunset & i turned around i saw it sitting there with its head up moving around & gasped like in cartoons and said "i really think that is a copperhead and we should get out of here as soon as possible" while trying to climb a tree trunk and digging my fingernails into the skin of my own arm and the arm of my companion who amazingly managed to get the dog turned around and out of there by jumping back up over the copperhead back to the trail where we followed without any of us being bitten.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
i moved! yesterday. two nice kids showed up in this gasperson moving truck at 730 AM, put all my boxes on there, drove it to charlotte and unloaded and were gone by noon. it was amazingly smooth and i would highly recommend gasperson for anybody who needs to move. i HOPE AND EXPECT i will be back in asheville by next summer but until then i am thrilled to be here in a nice house with all kinds of insulation, and am looking forward to escaping boxtown and seeing tea leaf green in charlotte and charleston this weekend.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
went to stone mountain, north carolina last week. wikipedia tells me it was formed about 400 million years ago (when fish started developing legs).
"It rises sharply over 600 feet (183 m) above the surrounding terrain. The mountain, which has an elevation of 2,305 feet (706 m) above sea level, is known for its barren sides and distinctive brown-gray color, and can be seen for miles. The mountain offers some of the best rock climbing in North Carolina, and the park's creeks and streams feature excellent brook trout fishing.
Because the mountain is the best example of a monadnock in massive granite in North Carolina it was designated a National Natural Landmark in May 1974"
here's nacholden up there on the light side of the moon.