September 18, 2002

Grandfatherly Mountain

I was impatiently waiting...drumming fingers on desk in an aggitated manner...until I could get back over to Fragments new but temporarily-inaccessible home the other day. I was looking around for an image to accompany a little rant I wish to unleash soon, and ran across some truly wonderful images that I thought you might like.

If you are familiar with the North Carolina High Country, you appreciate the wonder of 'the Grandfather': a unique Appalachian mountain that is part of the International Biosphere Preserve...even though it is in private ownership. Matter of fact, the owner, Hugh Morton, took these great pictures. He knows his mountain well, and sees it in all its moods. Lucky fellow, and thanks for allowing us to share.

BTW, our former town of Morganton, NC, is not far away from old Grandfather. You could see the silhouette of Grandfather Mountain on the impressive skyline there, as well as Table Rock. More about that later. And rant soon to that I have my front-door key back to my weblog!

Posted by fred1st at September 18, 2002 12:51 PM

Thank you! I have many fond memories of Grandfather Mtn, and of looking at it with my late Grandfather on long drives up the BRP. I wanted (very much) to move to NC this Autumn... and it has gotten pushed back a year. So for now, leafy color like this will have to be on my desk top. (We don't do Fall color in California.) Thanks, again.

Posted by: Huw at September 19, 2002 09:10 AM

Fred, totally wonderful photos. I've snagged one for my work wallpaper. Thanks :).

Posted by: susanna at September 19, 2002 09:58 AM

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