July 19, 2009

At the Craggy Pinnacle Café...

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... you can reach the heights of self-expression.

22 comments:

Sy said...

Sigh, I love that photo. It reminds me of a lifetime's worth of summer trips ...like those distant mountains blending into a vague recollection.

Golden West said...

You captured some true Maxfield Parrish blues - lovely!

Fred4Pres said...

A great photograph.

It also reminds me that perhaps a re-reading of You Can't Go Home Again is in order.

LarsPorsena said...

Please don't reveal any more of the
natural beauties of NC. We already have too many Yankees here as it is.

knox said...

My 20 yr high school reunion is next Friday. Anticipation mixes with vague dread, especially since I forgot to order my shoes til yesterday.

DADvocate said...

I generally hike the Tennessee side of the Smokies. With views like this abounding on both sides, you can see why I hike.

k*thy said...

It looks beautiful though, I've never been to this part of the country. We just got back from northern WI and the UP,having spent a few days in the Porkies. I love this stuff.

ricpic said...

"How many shades of blue are there?" the acolyte asked Master Lin.
"Enough shades of blue there are, my lad, to reach the horizon."

Chip Ahoy said...

Peach cupcakes

Seen on Big Red Kitchen who in turn saw them in some magazine, possibly Southern Living. Linked by Al Dente blog and Instapundit.

They're cute and ladies like them and they taste OK, but I can not recommend them.

JAL said...

Captured it perfectly.

TitusHelloLoveyousluts said...

Wow, that's beautiful.

TitusHelloLoveyousluts said...

After seeing that photo I am thinking of a mo migration to Craggy Pinnacle.

You are enjoying life Althouse. That is so good to see.

The Den Mother said...

Reminds me of the cover of the novel Cold Mountain. Probably the color. Anyway, beautiful photo.

jpr9954 said...

Cold Mountain to which The Den Mother refers is only about 30 miles SW as the crow flies from Craggy Pinnacle.

MadisonMan said...

The mountains are crying because Paula Abdul might not be back on American Idol. Travesty!

rhhardin said...

Landscapes need dogs.

So many focuses of attention at once.

The Crack Emcee said...

Nice photo, but I don't understand the comment about self-expression, unless it's merely another exhortation for everyone to babble. Is that it?

It certainly can't refer to the photo,..

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traditionalguy said...

An interesting fact about the mountains in western NC is that the indigenous plants are the same as those found in Canada. Mountain Laurel is a special beauty there, which are in the azalea family. Life is old there, older than the hills which are 300 million years old.

Triangle Man said...

Interesting complaints about Yankees moving to NC. I thought the most burdensome interlopers were coming from Florida these days.

NKVD said...

They are called half backs - Yankees who moved to Florida, then moved half the way back. They are still the same scum sucking idiots, regardless of where they have washed ashore lately.

Jennifer said...

Clearly this writer has never read this blog.

jpr9954 said...

re Triangle Man and NKVD's comments, in WNC it is half-backs and Floridians. I was under the distinct impression that in the Piedmont and east, it is Yankees moving in from NY and NJ.

Growing up in Greensboro in the 60s & 70s, it was always New Yorkers and New Jerseyites with a few from Massachusetts tossed in for good measure.

When I moved to the mountains, it was only Floridians except for the flotsam and jetsam that lands in Asheville.