Hair unwashed. Eyes unlined. I never wear makeup when I fly…or gain any kind of altitude.

We stopped at a rest area so He could get a look at the mountains. Up close and personal. Ish. With a D200 and a pocket Sony. (I always like the pocket Sony pics best.)

We had been to Asheville before. A few years ago we even thought about buying a place there. Just for the winter. For the snow we never see – not really – no matter how cold it gets in England.

The first photo was taken on the NC/TN border. The second, in WV (by my brother). It’s my old back yard. Literally.


Browning Lambert

What you see belongs to the old man. Who still lives there, on miles and miles of mountains. He says he’ll move soon. Trade in the vastness that’s The Homeplace for something a little more manageable.

I don’t believe him.

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  • Jane
    Oct 30, 2006 at 19:37

    Beautiful photos!

  • anne
    Oct 30, 2006 at 19:56

    So gorgeous. What a place to go hiking!!

  • themarina
    Oct 30, 2006 at 21:34

    That’s so beautiful. It’s sites like this that make me wonder why I don’t miss the country life.

  • kenju
    Oct 30, 2006 at 21:55

    Almost Heaven! I love it, and it never fails to move me to tears when I hit the state line and see the mountains and all those beautiful trees.

  • kenju
    Oct 30, 2006 at 21:56

    And BTW: I love the photo of you without the liner!

  • followthefrog
    Oct 30, 2006 at 22:06

    Beautiful country! 😉

  • overnighteditor
    Oct 30, 2006 at 22:25

    Radiant autumn colouring.

    Trees ain’t bad either…

  • Heather
    Oct 31, 2006 at 3:48

    I just returned from WV a few weeks ago. I just barely missed the autumn color but it was still such a beautiful place.

  • Nikki
    Oct 31, 2006 at 7:16

    these pictures make me miss home.

  • QueenBitch
    Oct 31, 2006 at 8:51

    Wow…so pretty! Fall has got to be the best season. My great-grandmother was from WV and she never stopped talking about its beauty and about how she missed the mountains. When I see pics like that, I can see why.

  • DeannaBanana
    Oct 31, 2006 at 12:54

    Thank you! That is exactly what I needed to see as I sit here in Florida and pine for Autumn.

    I hope you are enjoying your travels!

  • R
    Oct 31, 2006 at 15:01

    I love NC. 🙂 Every been to Nantahala?

  • LisaBinDaCity
    Oct 31, 2006 at 15:10

    I should look so good without make-up!

  • Buffy
    Oct 31, 2006 at 16:27

    Lisa, can I like, kiss you…right now!!

  • paperback writer
    Oct 31, 2006 at 18:00

    No one ever believes me when I say that West Virginia can be that pretty. I’ll have to point them to the picture to prove them wrong.

  • David
    Oct 31, 2006 at 19:44

    So you really fly without any make-up? Really? I always thought girls flew with a spare change of clothes and make-up so that when they arrived to their destination they looked refreshed and rejuvinated. You know? But like Lisa said, when you look good without make-up, I guess the rules just dont apply, huh?

  • Andrea
    Oct 31, 2006 at 20:32

    What a pretty smile you have. I like that picture. And what a beautiful backyard.

  • Buffy
    Nov 1, 2006 at 0:28

    Paperback, I’m gonna have to post some more of my brother’s photos. You really can’t beat some of the views in WV.

    David…clearly the rose oil and eyeliner is in the carry on….I never exit ‘arrivals’ without making a pit stop in the loo to do ‘refreshed and rejuvenated’. 🙂

  • Jennifer
    Nov 1, 2006 at 1:28

    Gorgeous photos… and you don’t need makeup… you’re naturally beautiful.

  • singlemuslimah
    Nov 1, 2006 at 3:36

    Beautiful pictures. I love Asheville.

  • S William Shaw
    Nov 1, 2006 at 7:45

    I once dated a girl from Buckley. The 2nd photo reminds me of her.

  • Lux Lisbon
    Nov 1, 2006 at 9:40

    I’m so glad I checked your blog today and saw those pics. I don’t want Winter to come yet. We are in the middle of a snow storm here. damn it!

  • Frannie Farmer
    Nov 1, 2006 at 17:44

    Lovely .. you and the view.

    Nov 1, 2006 at 23:11

    Lovely countryside and u are linked!

  • tom hindman
    Nov 4, 2006 at 3:24

    There are still small pockets of color here & there about the state. I will come & visit again. Go EER’s

  • Barbara
    Nov 8, 2006 at 2:00

    The mountains look beautiful, I love the fall colors. Looks like a wonderful excursion you and he are having.

  • Bob!
    Nov 15, 2006 at 15:43

    Superb photo’s, will need to go through your blog now and see what other landscapes you have 😀