So then what happened?

After the bears didn’t show up for our dinner meeting, I decided to take the hunt to them.  So Sunday we drove around trying to find the hiking trails using what must be the first map ever drawn by the directionally challenged.

I think it was actually an after thought and hand drawn on a different kind of map.Wacky Mappy

It looks simple enough but These roads don’t even line up and the only trail marker I found had a sign beside it that said “Stay Out. Private Property”.  Unless that is North Carolina’s way of saying “Hello hikers and welcome” I think I was in the wrong place.


Later that afternoon, with that failure fresh in my mind, I decided to try to get a few shots from the drive up pull-out off of the main road since the air was so clear.  I have never see less haze , which is perfect since I no longer have a polarized filter. This is the best of the shots that afternoon.  Someday I am going to learn to put the camera on the tripod, which was 15 feet away in the car, but I am always so confident that I can hold the camera perfectly still.

Clear Mountain Air

Clear Mountain Air



So…Here I wait

The Property manager told me there were bears that came through here every day to steal food from the disposal bins. So here I am sitting out without my normal bear hunt companion, my sister or as I refer to her, Bait.

If I see one you will be the first ones to know. Well except for maybe the bear. It’s cool and refreshing out here regardless.


Followup: Not a single bear was spotted.  I believe however it was too cold for them to be out and about, at least that is what finally drove me inside.

Time to get started again.

I started this site just before life happened.  It’s taken me a while to get back around to writing it, but it has been in the back of my mind all along and I’ve been posting (but not publishing) ideas for when I got back to it.  I really like telling the stories behind some of the pictures. Recently I was reminded that I really should share.  Someone was looking at a picture that has confused many people. I explained that what you are seeing is an illusion and she said, you should put that on the back of the picture.

I hope to keep it interesting, If I don’t you are free to tell me to pick up my game.