Friday, August 31, 2007

Butterflies are free

These suckers were everywhere in the Cattail Creek Community. That mountain was just lousy with butterflies.

Mountains are pretty!

This is a view from one of the overlooks on the Blue Ridge parkway (the area near Mt. Mitchell, I think). I'm sure you're all (like I have so many readers) wondering, "Where all the political posts at?" Well, since the big political story of the moment involves accusations of interest in sex in a public bathroom, and I have an unfortunate connection to Mayor Robo-potty, I'm staying away from all things political at the moment.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

You see the most interesting buildings in Appalachia

Yes, for those of you who were wondering, those rusty signs are advertising Royal Crown Cola.

New Orleans, 2 A.K.

People Get Ready features the best anniversary post I've read. Please read the whole thing. This is just a sample:
"The disaster which happened two years ago was just the leading edge of disasters to come if we don’t respond as a nation like New Orleanians are trying to respond every day to the challenge of the century — the challenge of the millenium — to rebuild our public institutions as ethical, efficient, transparent, democratic, and capable of responding to the crisis of global climate change — as well as the many other multiple crises we confront. "

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cabin Cat

The cabin where I spent my vacation was rented for the whole month of August by my mom and two of her friends. One of those friends brought her cats with her. It was so nice to have kitties around to ease my withdrawal from Fang and Pumpkin. This is a picture of the one I called Lil Bit. She was recently feral and had recently had kittens.

Monday, August 27, 2007

There's no place like . . . Burnsville?

This is one of several murals throughout historic downtown Burnsville, NC, where the folks at First Presbyterian Church certainly made us feel at home.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Wish I were here

I spent the first week of August at a cabin in the Cattail Creek Communtiy outside Burnsville, NC. The above is a picture I took on a walk up North Star Rd. God, it was so much cooler up there.