Celebrating Summer!

I keep thinking it might be okay to start watching the news again. Then I do and . . . oh well. But it IS okay–more than okay–to check in with summer in the mountains of western North Carolina. While I’m more of a fan of spring and fall, I sure...

Appalachian Orchid Hunting

We went on an orchid hunt earlier this week. When you mention Appalachia, not many people think–oh, great place to find orchids. But it IS. And I love that. Of course, if you spend much time around this blog or over on my Facebook or Instagram pages you know...

A Moment’s Peace

We’ve had a tough year. And it seems times are still turbulent. It’s days like these we need a little peace. Stillness and silence. We always hike a lot, but lately it’s been extra nice. I recommend it for whatever ails...