Saturday, June 7, 2008

Grandfather Mountain View

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.
--Isak Dinesen (1885-1962) Danish author

With the weather forecast calling for temps in the mid-90s, where better to go than on top of Grandfather Mountain? I was surprised at just how green the landscape was. The Catawba rhododendron and flame azaleas are already in bloom there -- with the mountain ash to soon appear. The mountain opens at 8 a.m., which is the best time to beat the crowds and see the ridges waking up in the soft morning light. Click here to see my previous Grandfather Mountain posts.

1 comment:

  1. Has anyone seen the mystical big cats lately? I have, and the truth is its not black, its a tawny brown cougar. Don and I have had three sightings with good tracks 3x3 BIG FEET for sure. I'm guessing around 165 lbs or so, 6 to 8 feet long, and can leap 30 feet flat footed friend, no doubt. WE have been told that he is just a passer by, but the three sightings are 8 months apart.Maybe it was a dog or coyote, get real.Or,they just don't exist, kinda like the first ten bears we reported back a few years ago. now the bears well, their everywhere and we weren't crazy after all. I'm telling you now the cats, THEY BE here too mister. We are guessing the facts will come out about them in about two more years, so they can explain how they will help keep our new invading elk that are on our farms and not at royal blue under control, so we will leave them all alone. I am Ken in Newcomb TN. PLEASE RESPOND IF YOU HAVE HAD A SIGHTING OR HAVE SOME INFO OR INPUT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.


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