Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hoarfrost











There might have been a little snow involved as well.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sap Collector






















Jeff Polgar sent this picture of Lily collecting sap.

As an aside, I noticed recently that this stuff is being sold in bottles as "maple water." The next big thing??

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fix-It Day
















And again, the ever-generous Don Walker sharpened everything from paring knives to garden hoes, put on new handles, welded broken things, and made lots of people happy during the annual Cabin Fever University Fix-It Day at his shop. Not only that, Karen made hot cider and cookies. He usually manages to do this on the coldest day of the year, but not this time.

Middle Creek Falls






















Just below Middle Creek Falls on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Speaking Up in Raleigh















Three Raskins and a Schopler at the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street rally and march in Raleigh. The NAACP and a number of other organizations collaborate on this event which takes place the weekend before the opening of the North Carolina legislative session. The rally is used to promote a number of progressive causes. It was a beautiful day and it drew the largest crowd in the 11-year history of the event. Thanks, Reverend William Barber for your inspiring leadership in our state.
















This was our favorite sign of the day.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fire Lines
















Fire lines burning just above 80 South in McDowell County--seen from the Parkway on Tuesday evening.


Monday, January 30, 2017

What snow?















Hardcore, Sunday afternoon, driveway petanque.