A Poem by Hannah Grace VanTrease (This poem won a prize in a poetry contest. Hannah is 11 years old.)
Below is picture of a Bobcat that visited our yard in Waynesville the weekend before Christmas. She had a small kitten with her too far away to get a good photo.
Below is a baby Racoon (one of 3) peeking around a tree limb.
The below is a panorama stitched from 5 photographs taken of Pilot Mountain (the pointed one) . My granddaughter, Sarah, and I were spending the night in a gap near Chestnut Mountain on the Mountain to the Sea Trail in Haywood County, NC. It had rained the day before and we had hiked in a fog. We awoke the next morning to this gorgeous view.
Below are Deer grazing in a pasture on Grassy Creek in Grayson County, VA near the NC line. This is near the original home of Samuel Pugh, the first Pugh in Grayson County.
Below is a picture of the old David Pugh farm (David was the son of Samuel Pugh) at the intersection of Hwy 16 & 58 at Volney, VA. None of the original structures remain.
Below is a picture of a bull Elk recently introduced back into the wild in Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Below are a mother Elk and baby taken in August at Cataloochee Valley, Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Below is a photo from Danny Blackmon of a historical re-enactment of the battle at Fort Mims. This was in August 2010. Pictured left to right are Danny, Jerry, Mary, and Dawn. All except Mary were killed in the re-enactment, but I have it on good authority they are much better now.