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Hiking in WNC: Respect the WHAT?!?

We love to hike with our dog. And, happily, there are some great spots for getting out and tromping around in the woods in western North Carolina. I will confess to sometimes rolling my eyes at the people out on the trail who are surprised to discover things like: If...

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...