On The Way Home, Saturday April 5, 2003
This morning started off pretty rough. I got woke up a couple of times
around 5:00 and 6:00 am by thunderstorms. Considering I didn't go to bed until
2:00 am, I am not running at full speed today. I had to get up and head off to
Asheville to get my truck serviced. While I was there, the storms and clouds
blew away, leaving a beautiful spring day.
I took these next couple of shots on my way home from Asheville Saturday
afternoon. Although the area I live in is not ALL picturesque (in fact the nice
parts are disappearing so quickly it's scary) there are a few places I can aim
my camera and still get a nice scene. All of these where taken from my truck as
I was driving so you will see a little bit of blur along the bottom or a bit of
windshield or hood in the shoots. I was in a hurry to get home, but the scenes
the farms along the way...
this end of the county used to be all cattle and dairy country. Now there are
just a few "big" (big for in the mountains) farms left.
want to stop and get better shots of all of these in better light.
barn up the hollow is one of my favorite places.
is an old farm that is abandoned down at the bottom of the mountain from the
Ranch. One of the barns and many of the out buildings are log...
creek from yesterdays page, but in a different light.
about half way up the mountain. You can see more shots of this barn on the
March 3, 2002 page from last year.
...home. The dogs have been cooped up all day so I take them on a walk...
walk across the Hay Meadow and up the hill towards the cemetery. Here's what
the house looks like from here.
Looking up towards Ore Knob. The sun has set way behind it.
is enjoying seeing me again. She comes and sits down beside me.
head back, taking the long way home though the laurel (rhododendron) thicket.
This place can be a little spooky at night. Just up the creek from here is
where I heard the Mountain Lion last year
walking up the creek drinking.
come back to the house the sun is setting...
the sun sets...
clouds briefly show some color.