** Appalachian Culture **
Smoky Mountains 2012
Mid-October Fall Colors
Tallulah Gorge in N. Georgia with 600 Ft. depth. The Gorge was walked by Wallenda on a tight Wire some years back.
Highway Flowers in N. Georgia.
The next 3 Water Fall scenes are on NC28 between Franklin and Highland, N.C.
Hike trail passes under Water Fall.
Zoom shot of previous water Fall.
Motor Drive under Water Fall. Very scenic Between Franklin and Highland, N.C.
Near Bryson City at Deep Creek.
Camp Site near Bryson City at Deep Creek. The folks behind us are from Greenwich, U.K.,
traveling across the U.S. on their rented RV. We enjoyed chatting with them.
Darnel Farm is on the Tuckasegee River. Irrigation is not a problem.
White boxes are filled with Pumkins and loaded on a 18 wheeler. It was fun being there.
Also grown are hubbard, yellow and zuchinni squash and the best beef-steak tomatos you ever tasted.
National Park Farm Display - a staple of Appalachia, the folks used all of the hog except the Squeal!
... "she'll be comin' around the Mountain when she comes,
..... she'll be riding 6 white horses when she comes, ....
.. oh, we'll kill the 'Ole Red Rooster when she comes" ...
Playing with Fire is fun!
Deer having their breakfast it's 7:30 a.m.
Bear looking for breakfast - acorns and blackwalnuts.
Pulled over to the shoulder and snapped this photo from my window without leaving Van.
Turkeys having breakfast.
A Buck having breakfast. Used Zoom to get a close up.
There is a young bear up a tree hiding behind leaves. The crowd was more interesting.
Unusual to see a bear in the grass - probably looking for a blackberry bush.
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