The forests are empty. The parks are ours for the taking. Let’s get out there and enjoy them in their glorious peace and quiet!
Sinuous Cedar Rock Falls
Sometimes I just need to see a waterfall. Like today. Summer in North Carolina brings some serious humidity. It turns … More
Long and Lovely
My hike this morning takes me to a waterfall close to my heart. It is so lovely that I almost trip over my feet scrambling through the grass to reach it.
Autumn at Little Stony Falls
I look around the broad stone bowl, soaking as much into my senses as possible. The Little Stony River threads through an opening in the rock directly across from me, high above the basin.
Statons Creek Falls in Autumn
The creek enters through colorful foliage, spilling and plunging into several pools. The soothing rhythms, fresh air and colorful surroundings make a perfect place to lose track of time.
Golden Light on Cabin Creek Trail
The air is still, save a few gentle breezes that rustle the glowing leaves on their branches.
Grazing on a Colorful Mountain
The trail levels a bit as I crest the hill. I enter a clearing and pause to admire the view. … More
A simple mixture of nuts, fruits, sweets and crunchy cereals gives pleasure, energy and a great treat to enjoy at the top of a mountain. It is portable and delicious. Trail mix by itself can lure me outside. It is without exaggeration a miracle in a zipper bag.
Forest in Fog
On a cool autumn morning I wake up shivering in my sleeping bag. I quickly add another clothing layer and … More
Leaves Under the Maple Tree
A wonderful roasted coffee smell drifts through the house. My warm mug radiates cozy warmth through my hands as I … More