Category Archives: Fall

A Night Under The Stars In A Sleeping Bag

This is my second year in a row taking Appalachian State men out camping in nothing more than a sleeping bag atop one of Tennessee’s highest peaks. The wise ones take heed and prepare for winter conditions. The less-than-wise guys show up in cotton hoodies carrying summer sleeping bags. For them, the coldest night of […]

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Grandfather Mountain View

Cool tree. Cool sky. Cool mountain. Location: Tom and Susan’s backyard/Baird’s Creek

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The Last Soccer Game

With the High Country’s first heavy frost came the last of Clement’s soccer games. The boys bundled in cotton layers and took to the soccer field in their modified swarm, always hovering near the ball. The sun finally warmed things up and our boys finished with a strong win. Trophies all around.

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A Walk To Remember

48 hrs without kids in Asheville. Thanks Carolyn, Charlie,  Sara, Todd, and Jessica for watching our boys and helping us decompress and re-focus on our marriage. It’s funny how walks in the rain are pure drudgery with kids, but when you’re with your beautiful bride…pure joy. Location: Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt. Pisgah

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2011 Valle Crucis Country Fair

It began with a few Episcopalians selling their crafts and baked goods in a modest apple barn in 1979. The Valle Crucis Country Fair is now a full blown spectacle of 100′s of craftspeople and tens of thousands of visitors. Vendors set up well before dawn and miles of cars begin lining up along Hwy […]

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Junior Rodeo at Deep Gap

Saturday night was the second annual Junior Rodeo over in Deep Gap. All I can say is whoa! The NC High Country was transformed to the Wild West with cowboys and cowgirls who have impressive abilities in riding, tying, and lassoing. The light was beautiful so I went a little crazy on photos. Many great […]

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2011 Hound Ears Bouldering Competition

It was a cold and soggy weekend in Boone, but nothing could dampen the spirits of the 300+ climbers who came out to sample some of the best bouldering in the country. Once a year, the private community of Hound Ears swings open their gates and let in the rock climbing community to do their […]

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Fall Reflections

We had our coldest Oct 1st on record, beating the previous low mark by 4 degrees. Higher elevations picked up their first dusting of snow. I was out early on my way to the Hound Ears Climbing Competition and this was the scene that was unfolding near by house. The light only lasted a few […]

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Birthday Soccer

Clement turned 8 today and began his birthday celebration with a soccer match. The Animals played hard but were outmatched by their opponents.  

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Morning Magesty

Step back to a slower time. Location: Valle Crucis, NC

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