Posts Tagged ‘Grandfather Mountain’

The Jelly Lady on 221

This November, Barbara Gragg will have run the jelly stand for 59 years.  Fifty-five of those years were with her husband, Floyd, whom I first became acquainted with years ago when I would see him playing his banjo at the jelly stand to draw in and entertain tourists.  “Floyd passed away 4 years ago,” Barbara […]

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 […]

Mr. Morton is still alive on the mountain …

While attending one of the 60th anniversary events for Grandfather Mountain’s swinging bridge, both of Mr. Hugh Morton’s daughters were there. Catherine (Morton) said to me, “Houck, with your being here with your camera, I feel like my dad  never left the mountain.” With an instant lump in my throat, and a tear in my […]