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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Waynesville Watershed.

Don Hendershot led a small group into the Waynesville Watershed.  We observed a variety of wildflowers, a frog, and looked for salamanders along one of the beautiful creeks. We listened for birds and Don educated us on several animal behaviors.  While it was cold and snow flurried early in the morning we ended the day with sunshine and warmth.

Mountain Gentian

The town offers this hike twice a year and is well worth the hike.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Rob Sheppard- editor of Outdoor Photography is currently doing research on writing E books.  Check out his articles about this.

Rob on ebooks

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gallery 86

Gallery 86 in downtown Waynesville NC will be hosting a show of artist. This event hosted by the Haywood County Arts Council will be about small works.  All items must be less than 12 inches.

Come on down and support our local artist and be sure to take a look at my latest works.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bear Shadow

Each year for a few short weeks the shadow of a bear comes into view.  This is seen in the fall in in the spring.  People come from all over to watch the bear appear.  As the sun moves from week to week his shape changes and his legs become longer.  He is between Cashiers and Highlands in North Carolina.  

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More Fall Color

The leaves are changing quick.  There is a lot more color around 3000 feet and drawing near to full color.  Now is the time to hit the BRP for some glorious rides.   Early morning light will give that warm glow and evening sun will pop our colors. 

Don' for get to use your polarizer!  This will keep the glare off when needed.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nova Scotia

I recently traveled to Nova Scotia.  I can't find anything bad to say about the area.  Its beautiful, clean and everyone I met was so very nice.  I was surprised to learn that the Titanic victims are buried there.   I was able to visit the grave of Joseph Dawson whom the movie was made.  I put several short clips from our guide about them on my website.  It was so very interesting.

Food there is wonderful.  I had some of the best meals of my life and some of the best small towns.  I can hardly wait to return one day.  If you ask for tea with dinner be sure to specify if you want Iced Tea or Tea.  If you just say tea you will get a cup of hot tea.   And yes for yall southern folks there is sugar in it.  I found the tea to be very refreshing.

We also stopped at the preserve company and they will ship home.  Some of the best stuff I have tasted.  I never had Curd before but it's really good on some foods.  I like the ginger lemon on asparagus. The Prince Edward Island Preserve Company will also ship to the states.
I also learned that you don't refer to the island as Prince Edward.  You say PEI.

Prices are higher there.  A Big Mac from McDonalds cost quite a bit more than what I am used to.  Some hotels there will do the money exchange for you if you don't get it at the bank before you go.

Cabot Trail- This was the best area to me.  I stayed at Beddeck at the Lynnwood Inn.  You can go to the waterfront and take a pirate ship for a ride and the sun rise is beautiful there.   Cabot trail has so much diversity.

Whale watching-  Well I was a bit disappointed with this.  The whales are small and looked more like dolphins to me.  We had an oceanographer on our trip and he gave good talk to our dinner table. 

I also liked Halifax. Its a bigger city and lots to do.  I would like to have stayed another day there or had more free time to visit.

Since there was so much to see and do you better just check out the website for photos.