The Last Bit of Autumn on the Mountain

Autumn is breathing it's last now, the leaves are almost gone. The smoke was thick on Thanksgiving morning, and the pictures were just so interesting, I had to find a time to share them with you.  Usually the only time I can get a good picture of all the layers is when there is fog, …

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Pray for Rain for North Carolina

The autumnal fragrance of a wood burning fire is a comforting and cozy thing when it is contained in a fireplace.  But, when I was in the kitchen yesterday and smelled burning wood, it evoked fear.   Stepping out to the veranda, this was the view. That is smoke, not fog, so thick that the entire …

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