Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Smokemont Baptist Chruch

Lufty Baptist Church aka Smokemont Baptist Church is located near the Smokemont Campground not far from the Oconaluftee Visitors Center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, USA. This is a place I found this morning on the North Carolina side of the landslide that fell higher up on New Found Gap Road (US 441). There are places to explore on the NC side still as I found out this morning.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rain may turn to snow in Otto, NC., USA

Birds and animals know when the weather is about to change. Here, at home, our feeders are busy. The weather channel says the rain is going to turn to snow. A Carolina Chickadee and a Tufted Titmouse are enjoying Coles Special Feeder (birdseed) and a Squirrel Buster squirrel proof bird feeder. If you are interested birds and nature check out our page on Facebook.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall in the Smokys 2012

Fall is a favorite time to go - anywhere! But, especially to those special places in our National Parks. Changing elevations bring the colors of the leaves in different places. Right now at the first part of November there is snow on the ground - as much as 3 feet I am told. I was in the park when the this snow began to fall on October 28. But, first I shot this photograph on the Tennessee side of the mountains. At lower elevations that day you could find green leaves in some places and at upper elevations the leaves had already fallen and only tree branches remained for the most part. Even in November there may be colorful  leaves that remain on the trees in some places right up until Thanksgiving. Last year I took photos of colored leaves in snow in the middle of November. After November Beech trees keep their golden brown leaves all winter long. So, there is an opportunity to photograph them among bare surrounding trees all winter long even with snow on the ground. Copies of this photo may be purchased. So, if you are interested please don't hesitate to contact me and we can discuss your needs.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall Leaves 2012

Fall Leaves 2012
Fall is a favorite season for most folks here in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The leaves, here, turn from shades of green to brilliant reds, yellows, browns and oranges. Each year for the past two years I have created a fall leaves painting from leaves I pick up in the forest near where I live and as far away as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This year to keep up with the demand, I am painting several fall leaves paintings and the first is complete today. This 2012 Fall Leaves painting is 16"x20" with a deep edge canvas. The deep edge canvas is painted on all 4 sides saving the need to frame the painting should new owner choose. Wouldn't this look nice in your home?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dry Falls

Dry Falls isn't dry. I think it was named Dry Falls because you can walk under the waterfall and "stay dry". Well, almost that is. Spray from the falls will still make you hurry under to the other side without getting too wet. Dry Falls is in Western North Carolina not far from where North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia come together.

Friday, May 25, 2012

It's Bluebird Nesting Season

There are three species of Bluebirds in the United States. These are the Eastern Bluebird (shown at right) which ranges from west Texas to the Atlantic to Canada. The Mountain Bluebird's range is, south from Mexico and north to the Pacific northwest, Canada and even Alaska. And finally, the Western Bluebird who's range is most of the west of Texas, from Mexico to Canada.

Since the '60s humans have saved all three species from extinction by putting up bluebird houses. Bluebirds are cavity nesters and their natural homes have been invaded by European Starlings. In the '60s farmers were incouraged to put bluebird boxes along fences creating bluebird trails. Pretty cool idea wouldn't you say?

Come to Mountain Nature & Wild Bird Supply for all your Bluebird nesting needs. We are at 104 N. Main St., Clayton Georgia 30525. 706-782-0838

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

I have been a user for a long time. Saw some photos from the Black Sea the other day that made me think of all the people in the would who I don't have any idea about, whole worlds of people I do not know about. Do you know of a place called Keiv?

Anyway I decided to post a few people or places unknown to me but, who exist in this world at this minute and the link above will show you one of those people.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Celebrate Clayton 2012

Cold Mountain Nursery came to Celebrate Clayton and they had a showy lot of Geraniums.

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