Monday, August 14, 2017

Pearson's Falls and Glen, Saluda NC

I detoured on my way home from Brevard to re-visit another of my favorite places.  With great foresight, the Tryon Garden Club purchased this property in 1931 to protect it from development, and have maintained and managed it ever since.  This North Carolina Heritage Area supports an amazing variety of biological and scenic diversity.  The trails and forests are renowned for their rare and prolific wildflowers, and the cascades and primary falls are really impressive. Kudos to the non-profit Tryon Garden Club for an excellent job of preserving this gem.  The admission fee of $5 is used to maintain the property and donations are tax deductible.  Put it on your "must visit" list.








Saturday, August 12, 2017

Summer Weekend in Brevard

Western North Carolina, and especially the Brevard area, is one of my all time favorite places to be.  It is lush and vibrant in the Summer, with the streams and rivers full and turbulent from the frequent showers and storms.  This was a spontaneous last minute get-away and I visited many of my favorite haunts.  I also found some new gems thanks to my GPS that took me on routes I had never traveled before.  Here are a couple of images from today.







Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Unsettled Summer Skies


This summer we in Charleston have had our fair share of summer storms and unsettled weather, particularly in the evenings.  Last night was supposed to be a full moonrise, and of course the moon obliged, except that it was completely obscured by clouds on the horizon.  The western skies were also cloud-filled, but the setting sun blazed through them creating drama over the Charleston skyline. Here are a couple of the pics, not what I'd planned, but that is very often the case.  Just gotta go with the flow.