Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Drought Blues

 I'm not saying we're in a drought  but this is usually a class 2 rapid this time of year.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Flowers from the morning walk

There is nothing more eloquent in Nature than a mountain stream, and this is the first I ever saw. Its banks are luxuriantly peopled with rare and lovely flowers and overarching trees, making one of Nature's coolest and most hospitable places. Every tree, every flower, every ripple and eddy of this lovely stream seemed solemnly to feel the presence of the great Creator. Lingered in this sanctuary a long time thanking the Lord with all my heart for his goodness in allowing me to enter and enjoy it. 

John Muir walking through Tennessee along the Clinch and Emory rivers in September of 1867.

This morning I walked to a spot in Whites Creek Gorge alongside the creek. Most of these are in a river scour  area. I struggle to identify them. I only had my little walking around outdoor camera and wish I had taken my Nikon and a tripod, after I looked at them on the big screen back at the house. The scutellaria  definitely seems confused as to when it should be blooming.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Auction Items for Whites Creek Palooza

 Saturday July 9 at Whites Creek 1 PM til Dark (9 pm-ish)

It's Palooza Time, folks! Time to get your party on and play in Whites Creek with the Conservation Fisheries biologists, eat some good barbecue from Po' Boy's in Fairfield Glade, and listen to some great music by R B Morris and his Trio (special guests may appear) Here's a few of the goodies someone will take home with them...
Orion 45 Cooler to be auctioned at Whites Creek Palooza this Saturday...Retail value $459.00

Original art by Kevin Leftwitch, artist, musician, and biologist...retail value $350.00 We have lots of other stuff, such as guided snorkeling trips, tours, photography and more. If you want to come out and need info email me: stevescarb@aol.com.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

At the Creek

Bailee found a hatchling striped neck musk turtle. "It's my friend."

We released a few hundred beetles in the war on the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. We have thousands of trees and can't save but a few.

Palooza will be at this spot July 9. It's much closer to the house and an awesome swimming area.

Let's hope the creek clears up soon. (snark)