Monday, December 28, 2009

Wild Turkey party

The turkeys have been frolicking behind my office at Penland.

Friday, December 25, 2009


Happy Christmas, y'all. Stay dry.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lighting candles

At Jeff and Margot's on Wednesday.

At Gib and Annie's on Friday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This is very sad

These are the formerly excellent tomato and greens producing hoophouses at Firefly Farm--now thoroughly stomped by the snow.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Reporting from Grindstaff Rd.

The road

The river

Our house

Tammy measuring 13 inches late last night.

A snowy day

Posted in honor of my friend C.T.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Burnsville Christmas Parade

The Burnsville Christmas parade was a blast. Really, I recommend it.

The band sounded quite good.

The old tractors were there.

The politicians were there.

Fire trucks, fire trucks, fire trucks!

These kids were actually singing Christmas songs with their voices.

There were a number of bizarre homemade floats, but nothing was better than this. Look closely: granny is rocking on the porch of the cabin; laundry is hanging on the line; Johnny is in the outhouse.

Scary Mickey.

I have no idea what this was about (and I was there).

Santa was riding in a giant cherry picker. I guess that's how he gets to the top of the chimney now.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A touchy situation

Windstorm aftermath right near my office at Penland.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Did you see the sky do that last week?

Arby's Altar

Driving home from Charlottesville on Thanksgiving weekend, Margot, Kriby and I found this quite spot for reflection at an Arby's off of I-81.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Makin' Glass

Polly Lorien and Miles Dreyer doing a glass-blowing demonstration at Kenny Pieper's studio during the TRAC studio tour this past weekend.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just Like Egyptians

Bev Hill and crew using rollers and ropes to move a heavy object.