A Quiet Moment: Lens-Artists Challenge 102

I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. Chaim Potok On a recent journey through the Great Smoky Mountains, we understood Patty’s Lens-Artists Challenge for this week: “A Quiet Moment” since, we, too, were searching for the hushed beauty […]

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Livin’ large in a Tiny House: Flat Rock, NC

When you wait ’til the last minute to make hotel or B&B reservations wherever there’s a huge festival, you just may be out of luck.  And we were.  No rooms in Hendersonville, North Carolina, during Apple Festival 2016.  Sold out.  Nothing much on any of the tried-and-true websites we rely on for lodging. And that’s […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

Just an ordinary pond bordered by corn fields near a farmhouse in Flat Rock, North Carolina.  Still waters on a still morning. Until the geese arrived. And changed the mirror just by being there. For more entries in the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror, click here.

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Asheville’s Black Walnut Inn — Elegant Relaxation

Asheville, North Carolina is blessed with gracious Southern accommodations — the Inn on Biltmore Estate, the Grove Park Inn, and, if moved side by side, enough Bed and Breakfasts to line a street worthy of Hollywood.  But when we began searching in earnest for a unique, elegant place to stay for a weekend away, we turned to an […]

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Curate: Spanish Flair in Downtown Asheville

Tyler shows us Spanish ham at Curate Now that I’ve seen the website for Curate and read about this rave-about place for fine dining, I don’t know how I could have almost walked past without even knowing about this unique new restaurant. It was all quite accidental. My husband and I were meandering down Biltmore Avenue (Asheville, NC) in search of […]

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