Tuesday, July 6, 2010

pursue the things you love

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.
--Maya Angelou (1928-2014) American poet

This unusual plant was originally introduced to England from Germany in the 1500s and then brought to the colonies by the Pilgrims. Most commonly known as "money plant," it is also referred to as honesty, silver dollar, satin flower, penny flower, Judas' penny, and moonwart. Once cut and dried, the seed pods eventually turn silver -- and have been used in dried arrangements since colonial times. More here.


  1. Hey! I have been a silent follower of your site for a long time. You are an excellent guide! I have never gotten lost with your directions and you do great photography work.

    Today I went to Barnes and Noble and picked up some waterfall guide books just to see what else was around here and I saw Wolf Creek Falls out in the Cherokee National Forest by Hot Springs, NC. It is right on the state line. I tried my best to follow the vague directions given in Plumb's book, but after I parked I walked all the trails near there for quite some time and never found the falls which was supposed to be a "short walk" off FR96.

    All you have to do is punch in Upper Shut In Rd. into your GPS and follow it all the way up til it turns to gravel and continue after that up until it actually stops altogether. That is where you are faced with 3 gated trails and one open trail. From there, you may have to do some research. I didn't take the book with me, but this seems to be a gorgeous, photogenic fall that is only an hour away from Johnson City. I thought you may want to check into it...

    ...I'd like to see if you could find it maybe some day in your spare time.

    Thanks for all the great info,


  2. Thank you very much, Taylor, for being a Trekkie and for pointing me to this waterfall. I will definitely look into it, and, assuming we ever get rain again, I'll visit it! :) That's an area of NC I haven't really explored much - but hope to soon. Like you said, maybe fall would be best.
    Thanks again and happy trails!

  3. I'm heading up to Cataloochee next week - I know you've done a lot of posts on Cades Cove, but haven't seen any from Cataloochee. Any plans on doing one?

  4. Adayak, I'm not as familiar with that section of Western NC. I've been to Lake Junaluska, but that's about it. Are there particular destinations in Cataloochee that you would recommend? From the images I pulled up from a simple search it looks beautiful! :)


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