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I’m sure you’ve seen the hilariously poignant satirical commercial of Nature RX, prescribing a dose of Nature for those suffering from “cynicism, meaningless, and murderous rage.” And if you haven’t seen it yet…you need to watch. (scroll to the bottom of this post to see it) The best satire always strikes at the heart of a […]

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May 5, 2016

Healing Effects of Nature

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It’s too bad that you can’t pick the type of weather you will have when you’re on vacation. Sometimes, it’s rainy and overcast, which can put a damper on what you originally wanted to do. Although I think that during those times when plans don’t work out the way we envision that we make some […]

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September 12, 2011

Linville Falls Foray with an Out-of-town Friend

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The carefully constructed layers we took 20 minutes to compile took mere seconds to remove. We were beginning to sweat underneath the heavy clothing from the tiring walk we had just completed. It ended in the nick of time, too, because as soon as we got inside the toasty house the wind picked up and […]

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December 14, 2010

Wintry Weather in Boone, NC

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     With yet another forecast calling for copious amounts of snow, Boone weather is steadily doing its best to test our ability to endure a true winter. It has caught many of the blue ridge mountain residents completely off guard, too, because it doesn’t typically start this early. People are scrambling to get preparations […]

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December 12, 2010

Saturday Stroll in the Snow {Part 2} | Boone, NC

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  Yesterday, here in Boone NC, we had our first substantial snow of the winter season. When I say substantial, I mean a few inches, but it did snow all day long and throughout the evening. I managed to tear myself away from my movie marathon to take a walk along the Greenway Trail near […]

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December 5, 2010

Saturday Stroll in the Snow | Boone, NC

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I was unsure about what to expect when I planned to attend Grandfather Mountain’s Nature Photography Weekend. When I got to the registration table at 3, they simply told me to GO SHOOT! until the first program, which wouldn’t take place until 8 or so. I decided to start my day at ‘The Mile High […]

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June 9, 2010

Reflections of a Lazy Photographer

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Cherokee Nat’l Forest: Mountain City, TN: Gentry Creek Falls: 5 miles This past Saturday we took part in a guided hike lead by PACT. Unfortunately, we didn’t attract the turnout we were looking for, but the few people who did join in made our walk through the woods very enjoyable. It was a special treat […]

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April 22, 2009

An Exploratory Hike to Gentry Creek Falls

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Hope: Is in carrying the weight of it all Endure the DarknessThe load will lessen with timeResilient Spirit If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet.~Neil Simon~ Literally and figuratively these words speak so much truth to me this week.To say the least it has been a rather […]

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February 6, 2009

Carrying the Weight of it All

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One thing I spotted quite frequently along the trail were, mushrooms.The conditions in the forest were perfect, especially since it had rained recently.Beforehand, Cody and I decided that since he was hauling all the gear,he wouldn’t wait while I took photos. I stop waaaay too often! At the beginning of the trail, I withheld from […]

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September 23, 2008

~Tiny Details~

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Pisgah National Forest, North CarolinaWilson Creek AreaLost Cove Trail Here is a more detailed shot of the waterfall from the overnight hike we did last weekend.In the other post, I only shared the overview of the swimming hole. I took this photo around 7:00am on Sunday morning. I don’t usually wake up that early, but […]

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September 22, 2008

Hunt Fish Falls