"If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." --- Yogi Berra

Late Season Butterfly

Hiking Update

The hike today was one that we have done a couple of times and kept us up high (over 5,000′ …

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Clemson Game Day

It has been a really good weekend. Last night was Clemson’s football season opener against Georgia. Although both sons are …

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Honey Crisp Apples

Honey Crisp Time

in Hendersonville, as every summer begins to wind down, the locals make a mad dash to Granddad’s Apple Orchard to …

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Spiked Lobelia

Cat Gap Loop

This morning Phil and I hiked Cat Gap Loop. Having hiked this trail many times over the years, summer, fall, …

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Zoe at 3 Days

Early Arrival

Wednesday, August 7, our second DGD (darling granddaughter) decided she wanted to begin her life’s journey. She wasn’t expected until …

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Flame

Back on the Trail

Phil and I have enjoyed a great weekend back on the trail. After twisting my ankle the second week of …

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The World of Retail

About 6 or 8 months ago, I heard that Joann’s craft and fabric store was going to open a new …

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New Hatchling

New Hatchling!

One of the five finch eggs in the “left fern” hatched out late this afternoon. It is tiny and looks …

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Finch Families

Update on Finch Babies

So far, the five little finch eggs in the left fern have not hatched. The parents still tend the nest, …

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Elk Pasture Gap

Shut-In Trail: Pisgah to Elk Pasture Gap

Distance: 3.6 Miles Elevation Gain: 1364′ Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep) Today Phil took another Friday off and we hiked a …

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