Life in the mountain is so cool

Is It Spring?

Is It Spring?

Spring must be just around the corner. Today I saw robins foraging and daffodils peaking up out the ground. I took a stroll in the Kara Leigh Pulley Park, Village Green, in Cashiers. The boardwalk through the marsh was still silent, waiting for the frogs and insects of spring. I turned the corner into the […]

Balsam Lake in Little Canada

Balsam Lake in Little Canada

We were on our way to visit some friends when we decided to stop at Balsam Lake on our way. The last several times I had been by the lake it had been empty, but this time it was back to full again. It is such a peaceful lake, and it reminds me of the […]

Wildlife Wednesday–Canada geese

Wildlife Wednesday–Canada geese

My goal for the next few days or weeks is to find and photograph the various kinds of waterfowl that inhabit Lake Glenville or the surrounding small ponds. Yesterday I saw Mallards and Redheads, photos coming soon. Today I took a walk along the lake because I could see two Canada Geese standing near the […]

Wildlife Wednesday–Thieving Squ...

Wildlife Wednesday–Thieving Squirrel

Caught in the act, this squirrel is stealing from the Glenville birds.

Lake Glenville After the Rain

Lake Glenville After the Rain

A burst of light through the clouds over Lake Glenville after the rain.

New fishing pier coming

New fishing pier coming

Lake Glenville, NC, has a new fishing pier coming! It is wonderful to see. There is total wheelchair access from paved parking spot to end of pier. There is also a low shelf for fishing over. This pier is in the same parking area as the first Pine Creek Road boat ramp just before the Lake Glenville dam. […]

Wildlife Wednesday–Glenville Ra...

Wildlife Wednesday–Glenville Raccoon

This adorable raccoon was photographed recently in Glenville, NC by Lee Froystad, talented local stained glass artist.

Hiking to the Caves on the Glades Roa...

Hiking to the Caves on the Glades Road

I found directions for a hike to caves on the Glades Road in the Highland Hiker’s Guide to Day Hikes, and I have never been on this hike before. This is not a particularly well known hike in Cashiers NC, but it is interesting and a little different from the other hikes we have been taking. […]

Whitewater Falls NC

Whitewater Falls NC

Between Cashiers and Brevard lies Sapphire, NC. Much like Glenville, it is little more than a few stores and a post office, but it is home to some of North Carolina’s most stunning waterfalls including Whitewater Falls. I have a lot of family that lives in Brevard, so I am up and down this road […]

Glenville Snow Update

Glenville Snow Update

Just a brief note about our recent NC snowfall. I think the weather wants to prove to me that it snows a lot up here. This most recent storm dumped a good 8 inches on the Lake Glenville, NC area with localized reports of 12 inches. According to Local Yokel Weather, there is a good […]