Okay, this isn’t really about gardening but it’s about plants and nature and that’s close enough. I’m just passing on a link to the Blue Ridge Blog (and thanks to Garden Voices for discovering it). It’s a cool blog that’s wonderfully written and documents a life that, while full-bodied and interesting, is thoroughly off my own radar and that of the mainstream media. Boone, North Carolina? Never heard of it.
But I’ll keep coming back to this site for the wit, wisdom and photographs of Marie Freeman. I recommend particularly her Blue Ridge Scenery. Then notice that her long list of categories includes "Coldest Beer in America" and "Crap". Yeah, I had to settle in for some serious surfing.
Full disclosure: I grew up in Central Virginia, enjoyed a family retreat near Charlottesville that overlooked the Blue Ridge Mountains, and still have cousins all over the damn hills, so these photos just evoke like crazy for me. In fact, this photo is exactly what we saw from my Daddy’s little mountainside A-frame.