Posts Tagged ‘Blue Ridge Parkway’

“South End Runner” chosen as finalist in Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

  We have been honored to have our documentary photograph “South End Runner”, selected as a finalist in the 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.  The category for selection is Blue Ridge Parkway – People on the Parkway. The image is of an employee at the Pisgah Inn who ran each morning from the Inn to Wagon […]


Dr. Harley Jolley …”Mr. Blue Ridge Parkway”

At the age of 92, one may accumulate many credentials … all of which are true. Seasonal ranger and historian for the Blue Ridge Parkway as a young man… Veteran of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), even as a younger man… Veteran of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor…. Distinguished retired Professor of History at Mars Hill […]


Two national parks, a night sky, “The Soul Tree”, and the poet laureate of the Blue Ridge Parkway …

I receive personal pleasure by creating occasions which bring constellations of memories and relationships into view at one time. An intent  on a recent clear evening around 11:00 pm was to execute a test exposure for a motion time-lapse project that I will be doing for Grandfather Mountain this winter.  I chose the Waterrock Knob Overlook on the […]


A champion falls …

It should no  surprise that the eastern hemlock was my favorite tree growing up.  It ALWAYS provided shade for those trout streams that I fished with my father, ALWAYS embraced the cold and deep swimming hole where I swam as a kid, and ALWAYS  with verdant comfort dotted the winter  landscape scenery of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  When they began […]