Outdoors, July 2020

August 8, 2020 at 3:58 pm

West­port (Ken­tucky) and Burgess Falls (Tennessee)

West­port (Ken­tucky) and Burgess Falls State Park (Tennessee)

Sycamore Falls and Cheekwood, December 2014

January 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Sycamore Falls is a great hike close to Sewa­nee. Takes less than an hour to make it to the falls (although there are plenty of smaller, shorter water fea­tures and bridges along the way so stop­ping often should be expected). Cheek­wood is a well-known estate that’s been con­verted into a museum and pub­lic (although you have to buy a ticket/pass to go) grounds. The pho­tos above came from being around the house itself; here is another set from else­where on the grounds. All from a 36 count end of the year roll of Neopan Acros 100.

Blue Hole Falls, Fiery Gizzard Trail. December 2014

December 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Blue Hole Falls, Fiery Gizzard Trail. December 2014

From a late-December hike along the Fiery Giz­zard trail, taken with Neopan Acros 100 (shot at 200). Devel­oped in Ilfosol 3 1+14.

A some­what stren­u­ous trail, but well worth the effort. I didn’t bring along a tri­pod so this was bal­anced on a con­ve­nient rock. Plenty of those around for using as makeshift sup­ports! The water was so clear, and so cold, it was amaz­ing. Some­times I still expect all water to be the same as that in south Mis­sis­sippi — silty, yel­low and so thick you lose your hand three inches under. This was the total oppo­site and just beautiful.

There are more pho­tos to come off this last roll of the year, but I had to go on and post this one (which may be my favorite from the walk).

High Falls, Wallpaper

January 26, 2013 at 9:25 am

It’s time for this week’s Wall­pa­per post!

Last Sun­day, we went for a walk to High Falls in Dupont State For­est and greatly enjoyed the warm weather and mas­sive vol­ume of water from the pre­vi­ous rains. An awe­some day, espe­cially con­sid­er­ing the week of weather we’ve had since here in WNC.

Here is one of the pho­tos that was posted ear­lier but cropped dif­fer­ently to (a) show more of the water­fall how it appeared that day and (b) fit com­puter wall­pa­per sizes more accurately.

High Falls, January 2013

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High Falls, Covered Bridge

January 21, 2013 at 9:11 pm

High Falls and Cov­ered Bridge, Dupont State For­est NC

Snow at the Biltmore, January 2011

January 17, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Orig­i­nally the trip out the Bilt­more was for the hyper­fo­cal chal­lenge (one of the pho­tos above made the chal­lenge, not my great­est work but Eryn did get a fea­tured spot with her entry), and we ended up wan­der­ing around a bit more. Or at least, I did.

My biggest sur­prise was see­ing the Bass Pond totally iced, with a bit of water drain­ing over the water­fall edge from under the ice sheet.

A Detour to Georgia, November 2010

December 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Looking Glass Falls, July 2010

July 25, 2010 at 10:09 am