Shunkawauken Falls, NC

December 19, 2014

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This waterfall is said to be named after

Chief Shunkawauken.

  It falls 150 feet down White Oak Mountain.

The road to the falls is full

of hairpin turns

and there is not really a

safe place to park, so be careful

if you visit.

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Reflection

July 11, 2012

By the Pond

at the Plaza of the

NC Arboretum in Asheville

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Beautiful any time of year

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If you would like to see a larger version,

just click on photo!

Unique View of Pilot Mountain

December 28, 2011

North Carolina has a very unique natural feature

called Pilot Mountain, which appears to rise out of nowhere.

Native Americans were said to use it as a landmark

and called the mountain Jomeokee –

The “Great Guide” or “Pilot”.

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This view overlooks Lake Larissa,

a man-made lake in a beautiful setting.

I’m lucky enough to work just a few

minutes away from this area.

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Click on the first photo to enlarge and

see if you can find the ducks on the lake,

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Click on the second photo to make out the unusual

shape of Pilot Mountain a little better.

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Click here and here to see more photos taken of Pilot and

the view from the overlook at the state park.

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The trails at Pilot Mountain State Park are also

part of the NC Birding Trails.

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Taking a stroll by Bass Lake

at Moses Cone’s Summer Home

near Blowing Rock,

on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Beautiful Fall colors,

near Price Lake

on the Blue Ridge Parkway,

North Carolina

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Paddling at Sunset

July 16, 2011

Paddling at Sunset on

Smith Mountain Lake,

Virginia

 

Blooms in Boone

April 25, 2011

Blooms in Boone

These brightened our day on our walk to

the Mast General Store a few summers ago.

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