Friday, November 26, 2010

Turkey Trot

Randy and Nancy hosted another Thanksgiving Turkey Trot run/walk down Hannah Branch and back through the woods. It was a beautiful morning and there was a surprisingly large turnout for a neighborhood event that's not exactly advertised. What a great excuse to get outside with a bunch of friends. I was glad to see my old pal Cindy. We walked the loop, and none too fast as we had some catching up to do.

Here's the crowd heading across the bridge.

And here's the finish "line."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jeff sells the maids

Jeff Goodman, auctioneer extraordinaire, sells the cleaning services of the fabulous Arthur Morgan School French Maids at Friday's excellent AMS auction (which was at the Burnsville Town Center this year). In honor of their Frenchiness, he auctioned this lot in Euros (helping with conversions along the way).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

No writer's block -- just stiff fingers

Donna Jean Dreyer signing copies of her memoir Decrescendo after an excellent reading and book party at the Celo Inn on Sunday. It was packed.

There's lots of information about the book on her blog.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Our correspondent Tal Galton (who addressed his e-mail affectionately to the "weird photo guys") photographed this interesting pair of flags in Lee County, Virginia.


Sunday, November 7, 2010


I spotted this truck in the old Taylor Togs parking lot in Micaville. How much do I love this? Words cannot express.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Jazz and the World Wide Food Forum at CCC

Geniuses in our own backyard.

Our parents loved us, our children listen.

More Happy Hallowe'en

Renowned aviatrix Amelia Earhart and her pal, the explorer Alfred Chumley second Earl of Strathbottom, on their way to the Penland Hallowe'en party.

And some fine Jacks from the Seven Mile Ridge Bridge. Thanks, once again, to Phillip Mitchell for organizing the massive pumpkin carving and display--he's created an actual tradition.

Pumpkin Pi

Yay, Celo 2010.