Reflections 2/? . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore #walkoutdoors #walkoutside . . #lake #mountainlake . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 20 minutes ago by @kadorgan
Here’s a closer look at our delicious CBD biscuit picnic. Who else wants a taste? We think we might need to have a CBD biscuit event in the South soon....⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dogowoodbotanicals #dogwoodcbd #hemphelps #fullspectrumcbd #womanowned #southernwomen #southernliving #southern #southerncharm #southernlife #southerngirl #tennesseelife #southernappalachia #madewithlove #healthyliving #consciousbusiness #hempproducts #countryliving #countryside #herbalwellness #naturalhealing #heritage #plantsheal #plantmedicine #fromtheearth #wellness #consciousliving #slowliving #slowdown 2 hours ago by @dogwood_botanicals
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Excerpt from my essay, "Big Mama and the Uncertain Leap" published in literary mag @every_pigeon . . ... . . . ... http://everypigeon.com/big-mama-and-the-uncertain-leap/ . . . . ... . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachianmountains #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianauthors #memoiressays #personalessays #beautyinthebleak #womenwriters #womanwriter #Appalachianwriter #femalewriter #femaleauthors #femalewriters #mountainwriter #WritingCommunity #mountainwriters #mountainauthors #mountainauthor #writers #hikerandwriter #writerwhohikes #appalachianstudies #appalachianhighlands #writer #amwriting #writing #writerslife 7 hours ago by @kadorgan
Reflections Series. 1/? . . When I lose my sense of self, I find myself in nature. . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #watercolor #waterways #lake #summer #summertime #summerishere . . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore #walkoutdoors #walkoutside . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 8 hours ago by @kadorgan
Unripe poke berries #allthecolors #pokeberries #southernappalachia #phytolaccaamericana #poke #southernfoodways #appalachianfoodways #plantsofthesouth #floraofappalachia #plantsofthecherokee #medicinalplants 8 hours ago by @tenn_pearl
The Appalachia Now! catalogue is now available for pre-order! The 64-page, full-color illustrated book is published in conjunction with the opening special exhibition Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia curated by @jandrewarts. Click link in bio to see a preview and order your copy today! Remember: Museum Members get a discount (automatically applied at check-out). .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #ashevilleartmuseum #myashevilleart #ashevilleart #contemporaryart #americanart #appalachianow #southernappalachia #appalachia #exhibitioncatalogue 8 hours ago by @ashevilleartmuseum
@markvandykephoto and I will be sending out our first round of calendars this week! 🥳 I wanted to give those of you that have already ordered a heads up and say “Thank you!”, Mark and I both really appreciate your support! If you haven’t placed an order yet and would like to be in the first batch that we send our, please have your order in before Wednesday. 🍃 Link in bio! 🍃You’re absolutely welcome to order after Wednesday as well, it will just be a bit longer before it’s in your hands and your home! Again, a very heartfelt thank you to everyone that has supported and encouraged this crazy journey we’re on! Mark and I will both be continuing our individual adventures throughout the Southern Appalachian Mountains but we certainly hope to collaborate on some very special projects in the future! Stay tuned to our IG accounts throughout the year to see what we may have up our sleeves on the next round! 😏😎 21 hours ago by @kristi_parsons
7.13.19 1 day ago by @aewoleslagle
The summer harvest of chanterelles is coming in. They are beautiful, plentiful, and so delicious. Link in bio. . . . . . #northgeorgia #dahlonega #mountains #schoolhousecottage #getaway #vacation #explorenorthgeorgia #exploregeorgia #atlanta #georgiavacation #visitdahlonega #georgiatravel #dahlonegaga #southerncharm #southernvacation #blueridgemountains #southernappalachia #southernliving #cottagelife #cottageliving #georgia #airbnb #vrbo #northgeorgiamountains #chanterelles #foraging #mushrooms #georgiamushrooms #yum 1 day ago by @1848schoolhousecottage
Strikin’ a pose on Pickens Nose! #southernappalachia #wnc #happyhiker #agirlcanbreatheouthere #ashevilletrails 1 day ago by @blonde_solo_
Sunday morning coming down [Standing Indian] #southernappalachia #ATpeace #wnc #agirlcanbreatheouthere #ashevilletrails 1 day ago by @blonde_solo_
Yellow jackets, blowdowns and thunderstorms. Another great weekend in the Smokies with my homeboys . . . #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #gsmnp #smokymountains #mountains #southernappalachia #hikertrash #summer #outsideisfree #choosemountains #hikeNC #hikeTN #hiking #mountains #optoutside #rei1440project #adventureisoutthere #sectionhike #wanderlust #ultralight #wnc #hiking #camping #clouds #nature #adventure #naturelovers #takelessdomore #wilderness 1 day ago by @foggy_mountain
Tale of hostas. 7/7 . . The Queen has risen and she is glorious. . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #flowers #flower #flowersandplants #bloom #blossom #summerblooms . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 1 day ago by @kadorgan
Night wraps the trees and mountains in a darkly velvet embrace. . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #wncmountains #wnc . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore #walkoutdoors #walkoutside #woodlands #woods #darkeningwoods #beautyinthebleak . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 1 day ago by @kadorgan
Stormy day silhouettes on the Foothills Parkway. 💙 @greatsmokynps 1 day ago by @kristi_parsons
" Do you see anything? " That was the question of a passerby yesterday as I was taking this photo... It's a question that I have heard countless times in the Smokies... My answer almost always disappoints them... Yesterday's response from me was, "Just the landscape." I really wanted to respond with asking what it is they didn't see... Sure, they really wanted to know if I was taking a photo of a bear... But it truly makes me sad that in their search of a bear they missed the opportunity to see the deep blue summertime sky, the fluffy white clouds that I often dream of, the strong and sturdy tree that has stood for decades in the heart of the Smokies, the swaying of the grass in the pre-storm breeze, the thousands of clovers and queen Anne's lace blooming throughout the fields, the June bugs hovering like they did when I was a kid on my grandmother's farm, the butterflies and other pollinators working, and last but not least the rolling blue ridges of the mountains that we love so dearly.... Oh, and that bear hidden away in the canopy of the tree for his mid-morning nap. So.. Yes, here's is a photo of 'just a landscape'. 💙 1 day ago by @kristi_parsons
We finally made it out into the forest today...took a drive out to Pink Beds in @pisgahnationalforest only to arrive at the beginnings of a thunderstorm. We waited it out by picnicking in the back of the car. When the sun finally came out, we took to the trail...greeted by steaming meadows, blooming rhododendron, and a host of pollinators. Halfway through our 5+ mile hike, the thunderstorms settled back in and soaked us to the bone...but so worth it. This magical planet. These luscious hills. .... ... .. . #pisgahnationalforest #pinkbeds #smokymountains #blueridgemountains #southernappalachia #temporaterainforest #rhododendron #bumblebee #bumblebees #beestagram #staycation #wnc #ncmountains #northcarolina #pollinators 1 day ago by @peacegardener
We finally made it out into the forest today...took a drive out to Pink Beds in @pisgahnationalforest only to arrive at the beginnings of a thunderstorm. We waited it out by picnicking in the back of the car. When the sun finally came out, we took to the trail...greeted by steaming meadows, blooming rhododendron, and a host of pollinators. Halfway through our 5+ mile hike, the thunderstorms settled back in and soaked us to the bone...but so worth it. This magical planet. These luscious hills. .... ... .. . #pisgahnationalforest #pinkbeds #smokymountains #blueridgemountains #southernappalachia #temporaterainforest #rhododendron #bumblebee #bumblebees #beestagram #staycation #wnc #ncmountains #northcarolina #pollinators 1 day ago by @peacegardener
Hike 36/52 #LTC 12/21 Mile 173.7/300 Elevation gain 125ft Yesterday the forecast called for rain all day. The chance of rain for the moment this photo was taken was 100%. I’m so glad I decided to go anyway, despite the bleak forecast and foreboding thunder rumbling in the distance. ——— Cowee Bald is the 12th tower I’ve hiked to as part of the #carolinamountainclub #lookouttowerchallenge. I’m slowly checking hikes off my challenge lists. This week’s @outtherepodcast ambassador theme is #perseverance. I’m trying to get better about persevering in the pursuit of the hiking goals I’ve set despite obstacles like bad weather and unfavorable conditions. Sometimes it really pays off. ——— 📍this is Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee) land 📷 taken with @gopro Hero7 . . . . . #nationalforestweek #nantahalanationalforest #girlswhohike #hikelikeagirl #adventurelikeagirl #fatgirlshiking #fatandoutdoorsy #takingupspaceoutdoors #towerchasing #allwomenalltrails #firetower #outtherepodcast #optoutside #forceofnature #sweatydirtyhappy #myblueridge #wildeast #southernappalachia #ashevilletrails #52hikechallenge #franklinNC #828isgreat #coweebald #sariskirt # 1 day ago by @adventurelikeagirl
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2 days ago by @aewoleslagle
Meet @bullythebeabull ❤️🐶 • “Bully was adopted from @wcjcanimalshelter in January of 2018. We weren't even looking to adopt at the time; we had gone to drop off donations, happened to see him and stopped to play with him, and we never looked back. ❤️ Bully loves soft plush toys, belly rubs (he hits the ground like a sack of potatoes to get his belly rubbed), car rides, and his family! Bully's days consist of lots of sunbathing, walks, fetch, and snuggles. 💞 Adopting him was one of the best decisions we've ever made!” #adoptalachia #featureddog 2 days ago by @adoptalachia
Meet @bullythebeabull ❤️🐶 • “Bully was adopted from @wcjcanimalshelter in January of 2018. We weren't even looking to adopt at the time; we had gone to drop off donations, happened to see him and stopped to play with him, and we never looked back. ❤️ Bully loves soft plush toys, belly rubs (he hits the ground like a sack of potatoes to get his belly rubbed), car rides, and his family! Bully's days consist of lots of sunbathing, walks, fetch, and snuggles. 💞 Adopting him was one of the best decisions we've ever made!” #adoptalachia #featureddog 2 days ago by @adoptalachia
Meet @bullythebeabull ❤️🐶 • “Bully was adopted from @wcjcanimalshelter in January of 2018. We weren't even looking to adopt at the time; we had gone to drop off donations, happened to see him and stopped to play with him, and we never looked back. ❤️ Bully loves soft plush toys, belly rubs (he hits the ground like a sack of potatoes to get his belly rubbed), car rides, and his family! Bully's days consist of lots of sunbathing, walks, fetch, and snuggles. 💞 Adopting him was one of the best decisions we've ever made!” #adoptalachia #featureddog 2 days ago by @adoptalachia
Meet @bullythebeabull ❤️🐶 • “Bully was adopted from @wcjcanimalshelter in January of 2018. We weren't even looking to adopt at the time; we had gone to drop off donations, happened to see him and stopped to play with him, and we never looked back. ❤️ Bully loves soft plush toys, belly rubs (he hits the ground like a sack of potatoes to get his belly rubbed), car rides, and his family! Bully's days consist of lots of sunbathing, walks, fetch, and snuggles. 💞 Adopting him was one of the best decisions we've ever made!” #adoptalachia #featureddog 2 days ago by @adoptalachia
Meet @bullythebeabull ❤️🐶 • “Bully was adopted from @wcjcanimalshelter in January of 2018. We weren't even looking to adopt at the time; we had gone to drop off donations, happened to see him and stopped to play with him, and we never looked back. ❤️ Bully loves soft plush toys, belly rubs (he hits the ground like a sack of potatoes to get his belly rubbed), car rides, and his family! Bully's days consist of lots of sunbathing, walks, fetch, and snuggles. 💞 Adopting him was one of the best decisions we've ever made!” #adoptalachia #featureddog 2 days ago by @adoptalachia
Meet @bullythebeabull ❤️🐶 • “Bully was adopted from @wcjcanimalshelter in January of 2018. We weren't even looking to adopt at the time; we had gone to drop off donations, happened to see him and stopped to play with him, and we never looked back. ❤️ Bully loves soft plush toys, belly rubs (he hits the ground like a sack of potatoes to get his belly rubbed), car rides, and his family! Bully's days consist of lots of sunbathing, walks, fetch, and snuggles. 💞 Adopting him was one of the best decisions we've ever made!” #adoptalachia #featureddog 2 days ago by @adoptalachia
Meet @bullythebeabull ❤️🐶 • “Bully was adopted from @wcjcanimalshelter in January of 2018. We weren't even looking to adopt at the time; we had gone to drop off donations, happened to see him and stopped to play with him, and we never looked back. ❤️ Bully loves soft plush toys, belly rubs (he hits the ground like a sack of potatoes to get his belly rubbed), car rides, and his family! Bully's days consist of lots of sunbathing, walks, fetch, and snuggles. 💞 Adopting him was one of the best decisions we've ever made!” #adoptalachia #featureddog 2 days ago by @adoptalachia
Meet @bullythebeabull ❤️🐶 • “Bully was adopted from @wcjcanimalshelter in January of 2018. We weren't even looking to adopt at the time; we had gone to drop off donations, happened to see him and stopped to play with him, and we never looked back. ❤️ Bully loves soft plush toys, belly rubs (he hits the ground like a sack of potatoes to get his belly rubbed), car rides, and his family! Bully's days consist of lots of sunbathing, walks, fetch, and snuggles. 💞 Adopting him was one of the best decisions we've ever made!” #adoptalachia #featureddog 2 days ago by @adoptalachia
Meet @bullythebeabull ❤️🐶 • “Bully was adopted from @wcjcanimalshelter in January of 2018. We weren't even looking to adopt at the time; we had gone to drop off donations, happened to see him and stopped to play with him, and we never looked back. ❤️ Bully loves soft plush toys, belly rubs (he hits the ground like a sack of potatoes to get his belly rubbed), car rides, and his family! Bully's days consist of lots of sunbathing, walks, fetch, and snuggles. 💞 Adopting him was one of the best decisions we've ever made!” #adoptalachia #featureddog 2 days ago by @adoptalachia
Tale of hostas. 6/7 . . The Queen rises. . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #flowers #flower #flowersandplants #bloom #blossom #summerblooms . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 2 days ago by @kadorgan
Best Saturday morning breakfast EVER: South Carolina peaches, bocconcini, fresh Basil ( my herb garden ), @bentonsbacon Benton’s prosciutto, Balsamic glaze, drizzle of olive oil & sprinkled with @olde_virdens Rampage salt #bestbreakfastever #southcarolinapeaches #oldevirdens #saturdaymorning #tennpearl #appalachianfoodways #southernfoodways #homecooking #ilovesummer #sweetandsavory #fatgirlscan #foodiesofinstagram #fatfoodie #nourishyourself #eatwhatyouarehungryfor #foodporn #southernfoodporn #southernsummer #southernappalachia 2 days ago by @tenn_pearl
Into the darkening woods. 5/? . . The green curtain is closing, and the dark comes. . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #wncmountains . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore #walkoutdoors #walkoutside #woodedtrails #woodlands #woods #walkinthewoods #darkeningwoods . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 2 days ago by @kadorgan
Weekend Wake-Up on Saturday mornings is a great way to get your weekend off to a positive start. Come join us this week as we listen to the rain and slowly flow into the day. . . *Weekend Wake-Up with Mary (sub) 9:00-10:15am Saturday* . . View our full class schedule here --> https://www.kula.love/yoga . . . . . #yoga #meditation #kula #kulawellness #yogacommunity #brasstownyoga #brasstown #murphy #hayesville #hiawassee #blairsville #blueridge #youngharris #andrews #wnc #westernnorthcarolina #northgeorgia #wherencbegins #828isgreat #wncmountains #blueridgemountains #northgeorgiamountains #appalachia #southernappalachia 2 days ago by @kulabrasstown
" I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain." - John Keats 2 days ago by @kristi_parsons
Fire tower views #southernappalachia #wnc #agirlcanbreatheouthere #ashevilletrails 2 days ago by @blonde_solo_
#welivehere 2 days ago by @mountain___bound
My boys @unspokentraditionbluegrass rocking out #ConcertsOnTheCreek in downtown #Sylva #NorthCarolina. Another beautiful evening of #bluegrass music in the heart of #SouthernAppalachia. Much love, y'all. #LiveMusic #WesternNorthCarolina #GreatSmokyMountains #BlueRidgeMountains #BluegrassMusic #Americana #FolkMusic 2 days ago by @garretkwoodward
a sign #mamawmagic #indigobunting #imissmymookie #sunflowers #flowers #flowerstagram #flowersofinstagram #deathdoesnotstoplove #sunflowersofinstagram #scruffycity #knoxvilletennessee #july2019 #ilovesummer #tennpearl —— The mountains, forests, rivers & valleys of East Tennessee are the ancestral land of the “Cherokee” / Tsalaguwetiyi people ᏣᎳᎩ #ᏣᎳᎩ ——- #fatgirlshiking #fatgirlscan #trailsnotscales #fatandoutdoorsy #unlikelyhikers #bodylove4all #southernappalachia #appalachia #yallmeansall #allyall #sheexplores #mamawmagic #woodsmagic #wildandweightless #subarugotmehere #testedtough 3 days ago by @tenn_pearl
Burning up these fire bellies #brookies #brook #brooktrout #natives #nativebrooktrout #trout #flyfishing #appalachia #southernappalachia #hiddengems #tennesse #northcarolina #cherokee 3 days ago by @southernghost_flyfishing

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Burning up these fire bellies #brookies #brook #brooktrout #natives #nativebrooktrout #trout #flyfishing #appalachia #southernappalachia #hiddengems #tennesse #northcarolina #cherokee 3 days ago by @southernghost_flyfishing
Burning up these fire bellies #brookies #brook #brooktrout #natives #nativebrooktrout #trout #flyfishing #appalachia #southernappalachia #hiddengems #tennesse #northcarolina #cherokee 3 days ago by @southernghost_flyfishing
When we advertise straight from the farm and picked fresh, we ain't foolin. Picked fresh each morning as the sun rises, washed, and then I deliver to you. I wouldn't trade this relationship that I've developed with this community and it's farmers for anything. A different culture, a simpler life, and some of the finest and healthiest folks I've ever encountered. Just picked and on its way to the store now: bi color corn, a rainbow of cherry tomatoes, yellow heirloom tomatoes, red tomatoes, Cherokee purple tomatoes, am assortment of green lettuce, red and green bell peppers, little gem watermelon, sugar cube cantaloupe, cabbage, rainbow carrots, Malibu and white half runner beans, sweet onions,and okra. Oh so fresh. Oh so local. #appalachianfolk #appalachia #southernappalachia #blueridgega #visitnorthgeorgia #visitblueridge #buylocal #folkapothic #folkaf #producer #simplelife #smallfarm #mountainfolk #foodasmedicine #farming #herbalist #beforeorganicstherewasjustfarming #instagood #instagram 3 days ago by @folkapothics
Tale of hostas. 5/? . . The opening begins . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #flowers #flower #flowersandplants #bloom #blossom #summerblooms . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 3 days ago by @kadorgan
Before the green, so serene ✨ #wintersunsets #goldenhour #chasingsunsets #thegoldenhour #breathe #southernappalachia #winterclarity #wnc #devilscourthouse #peaceful #blueridgemoments 3 days ago by @moonrabbiteg
Into the darkening woods. 4/? . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #wncmountains . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore #walkoutdoors #walkoutside #woodedtrails #woodlands #woods #walkinthewoods #darkeningwoods . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 3 days ago by @kadorgan
August is quickly approaching and we are excited to be hosting a special workshop with Root Kitchens on Saturday, August 17th, from 2-4pm. Join Julia Skinner in this informative and inspiring class about the tradition of brewing mead with local honey. Each attendee will watch demonstrations, have lots of space for questions and answers, and will get to create their own jar of mead to take home, filled with custom flavorings they choose! . . Learn more and register for this workshop here --> https://www.kula.love/events-1/intro-to-mead-making-with-root-kitchens . . . . . #yoga #meditation #kula #kulawellness #yogacommunity #brasstownyoga #brasstown #murphy #hayesville #hiawassee #blairsville #blueridge #youngharris #andrews #wnc #westernnorthcarolina #northgeorgia #wherencbegins #828isgreat #wncmountains #blueridgemountains #northgeorgiamountains #appalachia #southernappalachia 3 days ago by @kulabrasstown
Early morning drives one the parkway 😊 . . . #828isgreat #adventureasheville #hike #guidelife #hikenc #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemountains #appalachia #southernappalachia #wncmountains #explorecarolina 3 days ago by @kk_hikes
Tale of hostas. 4/? . . The pause before opening wide. . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #flowers #flower #flowersandplants #bloom #blossom #summerblooms . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 3 days ago by @kadorgan
I went to the hose to fill my watering cans and about 6" from the nozzle my eye caught sight of this Malaxis unifolia or Green Adder's Mouth orchid!!! So excited to find yet another native orchid growing on my property, just off my kitchen deck! This orchid produces one or rarely two glossy leaves, mid-way up the stem. The plant can produce up to 160 small green flowers. It has a three-legged flagellum (lip) Believe it or not, this orchid is pollinated by certain mosquitoes, fungus gnats, and parasitic wasps. . . . #malaxis #greenaddersmouth #nativeorchids #terrestrialorchid #wncmountains #nativeplants #wildflowers #woodlandgarden #shadegarden #ilovegardening #ilovewhereilive #southernappalachia #blueridgemountains #upperhickorynutgorge #gtown #maker #inspiration 3 days ago by @mikepots
I went to the hose to fill my watering cans and about 6" from the nozzle my eye caught sight of this Malaxis unifolia or Green Adder's Mouth orchid!!! So excited to find yet another native orchid growing on my property, just off my kitchen deck! This orchid produces one or rarely two glossy leaves, mid-way up the stem. The plant can produce up to 160 small green flowers. It has a three-legged flagellum (lip) Believe it or not, this orchid is pollinated by certain mosquitoes, fungus gnats, and parasitic wasps. . . . #malaxis #greenaddersmouth #nativeorchids #terrestrialorchid #wncmountains #nativeplants #wildflowers #woodlandgarden #shadegarden #ilovegardening #ilovewhereilive #southernappalachia #blueridgemountains #upperhickorynutgorge #gtown #maker #inspiration 3 days ago by @mikepots
#TBT A look back at a trip to Mt. Rogers, VA in 2005. Have you been here? #venturesbirdingtours #wildhorses #babyanimals #virginiawildlife #wildvirginia #naturelovers #birdingtours #cute #colt #rosebreastedgrosbeak #photooftheday #southernappalachia #weekendgetaway 4 days ago by @venturesbirding
#TBT A look back at a trip to Mt. Rogers, VA in 2005. Have you been here? #venturesbirdingtours #wildhorses #babyanimals #virginiawildlife #wildvirginia #naturelovers #birdingtours #cute #colt #rosebreastedgrosbeak #photooftheday #southernappalachia #weekendgetaway 4 days ago by @venturesbirding
#TBT A look back at a trip to Mt. Rogers, VA in 2005. Have you been here? #venturesbirdingtours #wildhorses #babyanimals #virginiawildlife #wildvirginia #naturelovers #birdingtours #cute #colt #rosebreastedgrosbeak #photooftheday #southernappalachia #weekendgetaway 4 days ago by @venturesbirding
#TBT A look back at a trip to Mt. Rogers, VA in 2005. Have you been here? #venturesbirdingtours #wildhorses #babyanimals #virginiawildlife #wildvirginia #naturelovers #birdingtours #cute #colt #rosebreastedgrosbeak #photooftheday #southernappalachia #weekendgetaway 4 days ago by @venturesbirding
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” - John Lubbock 4 days ago by @kristi_parsons
I had a blissful, mostly relaxing week in Virginia last week followed by one of the most stressful and exhausting weeks I’ve had yet in school. In three hours I’ll be done with clinicals for the week and mountain bound to spend a few days in my favorite #NationalForest. I can’t wait to be home. ——— I didn’t know it until today, but this week is #nationalforestweek. My favorite is Nantahala National Forest. What’s yours? ——— 📍This is Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee) land 📷 and edits by @frenchgirlblues . . . . . #wildeast #nantahalanationalforest #landofthenoondaysun #girlswhohike #hikelikeagirl #adventurelikeagirl #fatgirlshiking #allwomenalltrails #fatandoutdoorsy #takingupspaceoutdoors #optoutside #forceofnature #sweatydirtyhappy #southernappalachia #mypubliclands #publiclandowner #darngoodyarn #828isgreat #franklinNC #lovewhereyoulive #towerchasing #lookouttower #firetowers #outtherepodcast #gaiagps 4 days ago by @adventurelikeagirl

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🌾Ed Schwartzman is on of the region's hidden human gems. 👑 We love to show him off as he shares his vast reserves of ecological knowledge with us. 🥾📝💚🌾 His next workshop is "Rare Grasses & Sedges of the Southern Appalachians"🌾where we plan to learn the role of these unsung botanical constituents and key i.d. characteristics🌾🌎🧩🔍 #grasses #sedges #southernappalachia #mountainecology #rareplants #alarkaexpeditions #joepyeconsulting #maconcountync #botany #ecotours #wildyourworld 4 days ago by @alarkaexpeditions
Into the darkening woods. 3/? . . #nofilter #nofilterneeded . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #wncmountains . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore #walkoutdoors #walkoutside #woodedtrails #woodlands #woods #walkinthewoods #darkeningwoods . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 4 days ago by @kadorgan
Tale of hostas. 3/? . . Tenderness out of darkness . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #flowers #flower #flowersandplants #bloom #blossom #summerblooms . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 4 days ago by @kadorgan
Yoga is all around us! Take a moment to close your eyes and breathe one slow, deep breath. Come on in to Kula to practice this week and give yourself the gift of the present moment. . . Thursday Morning Flow 9:00-10:00am with Mary (sub) . . Weekend Wake-Up on Saturday 9:00-10:15am with Mary (sub) . . View our full calendar here -> https://www.kula.love/calendar . . . . #yoga #meditation #kula #kulawellness #yogacommunity #brasstownyoga #brasstown #murphy #hayesville #hiawassee #blairsville #blueridge #youngharris #andrews #wnc #westernnorthcarolina #northgeorgia #wherencbegins #828isgreat #wncmountains #blueridgemountains #northgeorgiamountains #appalachia #southernappalachia 4 days ago by @kulabrasstown
Hike 35/52 Mile 172.7/300 Elevation gain 450ft Cabin Creek Falls is a short trail in Grayson Highlands State Park that forms a loop. Well, we did the loop backward and thought we had to take a side trail to the waterfall. Borderline bushwhacking and rock climbing brought us to this spot, which isn’t the waterfall we came to see but I’d argue it’s better (we found the other one too). . . . . . #waterfallwednesday #waterfallsofinstagram #chasingwaterfalls #wildeast #graysonhighlandsstatepark #southernappalachia #52hikechallenge #girlswhohike #adventurelikeagirl #hikelikeagirl #fatgirlshiking #fatandoutdoorsy #takingupspaceoutdoors #optoutside #forceofnature #sweatydirtyhappy #meetvirginia #outtherepodcast #gooutsideandplay #allwomenalltrails #alltrails 4 days ago by @adventurelikeagirl
My first venomous snake relocation #copperhead #ncwildlife #pisgah #southernappalachia #summertime 5 days ago by @jhandel12
Yin Yoga is a practice of finding the edge of your comfort in a held pose and breathing deeply as we strengthen our joints and connective tissue. The practice is simple and the effects are strong. Follow your breath and ease into your Wednesday evening with: . . *Yin Yoga with Mark 6:00-7:00pm* . . View our full calendar here -> https://www.kula.love/calendar . . . . #yoga #meditation #kula #kulawellness #yogacommunity #brasstownyoga #brasstown #murphy #hayesville #hiawassee #blairsville #blueridge #youngharris #andrews #wnc #westernnorthcarolina #northgeorgia #wherencbegins #828isgreat #wncmountains #blueridgemountains #northgeorgiamountains #appalachia #southernappalachia 5 days ago by @kulabrasstown
#wildflowerwednesday Starry Campion #starrycampion #silenestellata #wildflowersoftennessee #floraofappalachia #appalachianwildflowers —— The mountains, forests, rivers & valleys of East Tennessee are the ancestral land of the “Cherokee” / Tsalaguwetiyi people ᏣᎳᎩ #ᏣᎳᎩ ——- #whyihike #fatgirlshiking #fatgirlscan #trailsnotscales #fatandoutdoorsy #unlikelyhikers #bodylove4all #southernappalachia #appalachia #yallmeansall #allyall #sheexplores #mamawmagic #woodsmagic #wildandweightless #subarugotmehere #testedtough #wildflowersofappalachia 5 days ago by @tenn_pearl
As I walked the fields along Hyatt Lane last night around 7:30, the heat of the southern summer sun could still be felt on every inch of my skin... But after 14 days of not being able to step into my Smokies, even the humidity and the random face bumps by the gnats were a welcome feeling. A few people stopped in their vehicles to warn me of a “giant black bear and 2 cubs that were just down from me”... Yes, I was well aware of their presence as I’m sure they were of mine... But like so many times before there was a silent understanding between the Momma and I... I had no intention of interrupting her peaceful evening and she had no desire to interrupt mine. I was there for the softness of the sunset and the whimsical blooms of the Passion flowers. I was just about to make my way over to a batch of Tennessee’s state wildflower when this edge of the fence caught my attention. I stopped and wiped the wet from sweat bangs from my eyes... As I blinked, I had a quick vision of what life was like long ago in Cades Cove. I saw the worn hands of an Appalachian man, working hard in the same southern summer sun - with sunburnt shoulders and an aching back as he dug and dug... Placing fence post after fence post into the earth. A man that knew the hills of the Smokies like I never will, a man that is long gone today but whose spirit I can still feel... A man that will always be the face of these Appalachian hills. 💚 5 days ago by @kristi_parsons
Into the darkening woods. #nature /? . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #wncmountains . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore #walkoutdoors #walkoutside #woodedtrails #woodlands #woods #walkinthewoods #darkeningwoods . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 5 days ago by @kadorgan
“Everything you see will soon alter and cease to exist. Think of how many changes you’ve already seen. The world is nothing but change. Our life is only perception.” - Aurelius. Enjoying the forest in this magical season. Photo by Sandy! . . #forest #nature #nature_pics #wilderness #blueridgemountains #appalachia #southernappalachia #wncmountains #ncoutdoors #madisoncountyoutdoors #trails #trees #sunset #828isgreat #explorenature #optoutside 🌲 #getoutside 5 days ago by @amadell_nc
Tale of hostas. 2/? . . The raindrop in perpetual stllness . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #flowers #flower #flowersandplants #bloom #blossom #summerblooms . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 5 days ago by @kadorgan
The Cades Cove Methodist church was built in 1902. However the Methodists were first active in the cove in the 1820’s and built their first log meeting place in the 1840’s. With far less Methodists than Baptists, they often had to rely on a circuit riding preacher.... Why does the church have two doors? One door was for the men and the other door was for the women and children of the church. Community social life revolved around church services, Sunday school, annual week-long revival meetings, grave decoration, church suppers, weddings, and funerals. The church bell was not only used to summon members to the church but was also rang to spread news of the death of a neighbor. One of those deaths for this Methodist church was that of well known Cades Cove resident Tom Sparks that had survived the last mountain lion attack during the winter of 1920 while herding in Spence Field, only to die of a gun shot wound at the same location 6 years later. Today, you can pay your respects to Tom and many others at the church cemetery or wander out the back of the cemetery to the old Fezell property. The next time you’re in the Cove, stop in and take a minute to listen for the soft sound of the choir, the floorboards creaking on Easter morning or even the church bell telling family and friends that a loved one had returned to their eternal home. 💚 5 days ago by @kristi_parsons
These early layers always test my patience. Laying the foundation of a tree line for some new work releasing at the end of August. _________________________________________________ #appalachianart #southernartist #southernappalachia #southcarolinaartist #yeahthatgreenville #worksonpaper #contemporarydrawing #drawing #artistsofinstagram #landscapepainting #artistsoninstagram #collectart #fineart #contemporaryart #ruralart #prismacolor #hifructose #juxtapoz #createmagazine #goldenacrylic #partsofpaintings #watercolor #mountainlife #whatinspiresyou #fabriano #danielsmith #winsornewton 5 days ago by @carlyddrew
We know we're dirty, mom, but please take us for a ride!!! #greatpyrenees #pyrsareagirlsbestfriend #tsalithegreat #hopeonarope #toyota #toyota4runner #4runnerlifestyle #4runner #dogsofthe828 #appalachiandogs #southernappalachia #southernsummer #dogdaysofsummer 5 days ago by @hopeandtsali
Hello my queen. #appalachianfolk #appalachia #southernappalachia #blueridgemountains #blueridgega #visitblueridge #visitnorthgeorgia #explore #exploreappalachia #explorega #mountains #sunset #viewsfordays #instagood #instagram #northgeorgia #queenanneslace #mountainfolk #folkapothic #folkaf #loveblueridgega #outside #nature #herbalist #blueridgemoments 5 days ago by @folkapothics
Canada warbler 14/5/17 #blueridgeparkway #warbler #warblersofinstagram #southernappalachia #blueridgemountains #birdphotography #audubon_nc #springmigration #bestbirdsshot 6 days ago by @ecoevo_burger
Canada warbler 14/5/17 #blueridgeparkway #warbler #warblersofinstagram #southernappalachia #blueridgemountains #birdphotography #audubon_nc #springmigration #bestbirdsshot 6 days ago by @ecoevo_burger
It was a lovely day at the cottage yesterday as we watched an Eastern box turtle lay eggs at the edge of the backyard. Did you know female box turtles have brown or yellow eyes while the males’ eyes are generally red. Lately we’ve seen a wonderful variety of wildlife at the cottage from a wild turkey family to deer to black rat snakes to all sorts of mushrooms and of course the Eastern box turtle. Link in bio. . . . . . #northgeorgia #dahlonega #mountains #schoolhousecottage #getaway #vacation #explorenorthgeorgia #exploregeorgia #atlanta #georgiavacation #visitdahlonega #georgiatravel #dahlonegaga #easternboxturtle #southernvacation #blueridgemountains #southernappalachia #southernliving #cottagelife #wildlifephotography #georgia #airbnb #vrbo #northgeorgiamountains #turtle #watchingwildlife #reptiles #backyardwildlife #mamaturtle 6 days ago by @1848schoolhousecottage
It was a lovely day at the cottage yesterday as we watched an Eastern box turtle lay eggs at the edge of the backyard. Did you know female box turtles have brown or yellow eyes while the males’ eyes are generally red. Lately we’ve seen a wonderful variety of wildlife at the cottage from a wild turkey family to deer to black rat snakes to all sorts of mushrooms and of course the Eastern box turtle. Link in bio. . . . . . #northgeorgia #dahlonega #mountains #schoolhousecottage #getaway #vacation #explorenorthgeorgia #exploregeorgia #atlanta #georgiavacation #visitdahlonega #georgiatravel #dahlonegaga #easternboxturtle #southernvacation #blueridgemountains #southernappalachia #southernliving #cottagelife #wildlifephotography #georgia #airbnb #vrbo #northgeorgiamountains #turtle #watchingwildlife #reptiles #backyardwildlife #mamaturtle 6 days ago by @1848schoolhousecottage
It was a lovely day at the cottage yesterday as we watched an Eastern box turtle lay eggs at the edge of the backyard. Did you know female box turtles have brown or yellow eyes while the males’ eyes are generally red. Lately we’ve seen a wonderful variety of wildlife at the cottage from a wild turkey family to deer to black rat snakes to all sorts of mushrooms and of course the Eastern box turtle. Link in bio. . . . . . #northgeorgia #dahlonega #mountains #schoolhousecottage #getaway #vacation #explorenorthgeorgia #exploregeorgia #atlanta #georgiavacation #visitdahlonega #georgiatravel #dahlonegaga #easternboxturtle #southernvacation #blueridgemountains #southernappalachia #southernliving #cottagelife #wildlifephotography #georgia #airbnb #vrbo #northgeorgiamountains #turtle #watchingwildlife #reptiles #backyardwildlife #mamaturtle 6 days ago by @1848schoolhousecottage
Into the darkening woods. 2/? . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore #walkoutdoors #walkoutside #woodedtrails #woodlands #woods #walkinthewoods #darkeningwoods . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 6 days ago by @kadorgan
Tale of hostas. 1/? . . Rainy morning. . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #flowers #flower #flowersandplants #bloom #blossom #summerblooms . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 6 days ago by @kadorgan
Into the darkening woods. . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth . . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore #walkoutdoors #walkoutside #woodedtrails #woodlands #woods #walkinthewoods #darkeningwoods . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome #wonderfulworld 6 days ago by @kadorgan
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. -HDT #appalachia #appalachiantraditions #southernappalachia #blueridgemountains #blueridgega #sunset #mountainfolk #mountains #aboveitall #viewsfordays #nature #wandernorthga #exploreappalachia #explorega #visitnorthgeorgia #visitblueridge #summer #appalachiansummer #folkaf #folkapothic #appalachianmountains #blueridgemoments #instagood #instagram #appalachianfolk #july 6 days ago by @folkapothics
Hike 33/52 Mile 167.4/300 Elevation gain 735ft On Friday Shooter and I hiked another small (6.4 mile) section of the #AppalachianTrail that I missed in 2015. I wasn’t expecting any views during this stretch but was pleasantly surprised to pop out into a cattle field toward the end of the hike to some nice views and one lonely cow who was very excited to have some company for a few minutes. ——— This is the first shot from my #GoPro that I’m posting in my gallery, so we will see how it turns out! ——— Dickey Gap ➡️ VA 670 . . . . . #trektheAT #georgiatomaine #sectionhiker #fatgirlshiking #fatandoutdoorsy #takingupspaceoutdoors #girlswhohike #hikelikeagirl #adventurelikeagirl #optoutside #sweatydirtyhappy #forceofnature #whiteblaze #meetvirginia #southernappalachia #outdoorwomen #womenwhohike #withguthook #wildeast #allwomenalltrails #hikingwithdogs #standardpoodle #goprogirl #outtherepodcast #sheexplores #appalachianhikers #virginiaisformountainlovers #52hikechallenge 1 week ago by @adventurelikeagirl
🌲 1 week ago by @aewoleslagle
Yesterday, I finally hit the majestic rivers of Western North Carolina and learned to fly-fish. Huge bucket list item crossed off. I'm hooked, seriously. I loved every minute of it. Went with our buddy Dale of @tuckflyshop. He took us to the middle of nowhere. Several miles down a desolate dirt road. No cell service. Entire property borders the Nantahala National Forest. Had a few bites from some big fellas. The others caught a couple. We were probably out there for four or more hours. Time flew by when you're mind is at ease and you're in a Zen zone. Felt incredible to just clear my mind and think about nothing but being on the river and landing a fish. I've found another hobby I can't wait to dive deeper into. Now, any y'all have any used fly-fishing equipment you might want to part with? I'm starting from scratch. Anything would be greatly appreciated. Much love, y'all. #FlyFishing #WesternNorthCarolina #GreatOutdoors #GreatSmokyMountains #MotherNature #SouthernAppalachia 1 week ago by @garretkwoodward
A mile above sea level and a world away. 1 week ago by @discoverappalachia
~Classes at Kula Wellness This Week~ Monday *Mindful Monday Yoga w/ Stacy 9:00 - 10:00 am . . *Chair Yoga w/ Mark 10:30 - 11:15 am . . *Evening Wind-down Yoga w/ Hannah - 5:30-7:00 pm . . Tuesday *Morning Flow Yoga w/ Stacy 9:00 - 10:00 am . . *Meditation w/ Stacy 5:30 - 6:30 pm . . Wednesday *Energetic Flow Yoga w/ Hannah 9:00 - 10:00 am . *Chair Yoga w/ Hannah 10:30 - 11:15 am . . *Yin Yoga w/ Mark 6:00 - 7:00 pm . . Thursday *Morning Flow w/ Stacy 9:00 - 10:00 am . . Saturday *Weekend Wake Up Yoga w/ Stacy 9:00 - 10:15 am . . View our full calendar here -> https://www.kula.love/calendar . . . . #yoga #meditation #kula #kulawellness #yogacommunity #brasstownyoga #brasstown #murphy #hayesville #hiawassee #blairsville #blueridge #youngharris #andrews #wnc #westernnorthcarolina #northgeorgia #wherencbegins #828isgreat #wncmountains #blueridgemountains #northgeorgiamountains #appalachia #southernappalachia 1 week ago by @kulabrasstown
Sunbeam Series. The End (for now) . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #wnc #nc #wncmountains . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia . . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore . . #summer #summertime #summerishere #summerinthemountains . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome . . #wonderfulworld #goodmorning 1 week ago by @kadorgan
My Man and I have been feeling the need for an adventure so we did a “freestyle” day: Drove to the north Georgia (the state) mountains and hiked the Hemlock Falls trail near Lake Burton. It was an absolutely gorgeous southern afternoon. #georgiapeakers #feelingTookish #WoodlandElfAtHeart #hikinghighlands #SouthernAppalachia #wandernorthgeorgia 1 week ago by @theelainebrady
My Man and I have been feeling the need for an adventure so we did a “freestyle” day: Drove to the north Georgia (the state) mountains and hiked the Hemlock Falls trail near Lake Burton. It was an absolutely gorgeous southern afternoon. #georgiapeakers #feelingTookish #WoodlandElfAtHeart #hikinghighlands #SouthernAppalachia #wandernorthgeorgia 1 week ago by @theelainebrady
My Man and I have been feeling the need for an adventure so we did a “freestyle” day: Drove to the north Georgia (the state) mountains and hiked the Hemlock Falls trail near Lake Burton. It was an absolutely gorgeous southern afternoon. #georgiapeakers #feelingTookish #WoodlandElfAtHeart #hikinghighlands #SouthernAppalachia #wandernorthgeorgia 1 week ago by @theelainebrady
My Man and I have been feeling the need for an adventure so we did a “freestyle” day: Drove to the north Georgia (the state) mountains and hiked the Hemlock Falls trail near Lake Burton. It was an absolutely gorgeous southern afternoon. #georgiapeakers #feelingTookish #WoodlandElfAtHeart #hikinghighlands #SouthernAppalachia #wandernorthgeorgia 1 week ago by @theelainebrady
My Man and I have been feeling the need for an adventure so we did a “freestyle” day: Drove to the north Georgia (the state) mountains and hiked the Hemlock Falls trail near Lake Burton. It was an absolutely gorgeous southern afternoon. #georgiapeakers #feelingTookish #WoodlandElfAtHeart #hikinghighlands #SouthernAppalachia #wandernorthgeorgia 1 week ago by @theelainebrady
Richland Balsam. 1 week ago by @aewoleslagle
Richland Balsam. 1 week ago by @aewoleslagle
Had a great time crushing a 69.1 mile loop in the Smokies in 2.5 days with my homeboy @plantgrant . . . #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #gsmnp #smokymountains #mountains #southernappalachia #hikertrash #summer #outsideisfree #choosemountains #hikeNC #hikeTN #hiking #mountains #optoutside #rei1440project #adventureisoutthere #sectionhike #wanderlust #ultralight #wnc #hiking #camping #clouds #nature #adventure #naturelovers #takelessdomore #wilderness #ultralight 1 week ago by @foggy_mountain
Had a great time crushing a 69.1 mile loop in the Smokies in 2.5 days with my homeboy @plantgrant . . . #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #gsmnp #smokymountains #mountains #southernappalachia #hikertrash #summer #outsideisfree #choosemountains #hikeNC #hikeTN #hiking #mountains #optoutside #rei1440project #adventureisoutthere #sectionhike #wanderlust #ultralight #wnc #hiking #camping #clouds #nature #adventure #naturelovers #takelessdomore #wilderness #ultralight 1 week ago by @foggy_mountain
Had a great time crushing a 69.1 mile loop in the Smokies in 2.5 days with my homeboy @plantgrant . . . #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #gsmnp #smokymountains #mountains #southernappalachia #hikertrash #summer #outsideisfree #choosemountains #hikeNC #hikeTN #hiking #mountains #optoutside #rei1440project #adventureisoutthere #sectionhike #wanderlust #ultralight #wnc #hiking #camping #clouds #nature #adventure #naturelovers #takelessdomore #wilderness #ultralight 1 week ago by @foggy_mountain
Had a great time crushing a 69.1 mile loop in the Smokies in 2.5 days with my homeboy @plantgrant . . . #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #gsmnp #smokymountains #mountains #southernappalachia #hikertrash #summer #outsideisfree #choosemountains #hikeNC #hikeTN #hiking #mountains #optoutside #rei1440project #adventureisoutthere #sectionhike #wanderlust #ultralight #wnc #hiking #camping #clouds #nature #adventure #naturelovers #takelessdomore #wilderness #ultralight 1 week ago by @foggy_mountain
Had a great time crushing a 69.1 mile loop in the Smokies in 2.5 days with my homeboy @plantgrant . . . #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #gsmnp #smokymountains #mountains #southernappalachia #hikertrash #summer #outsideisfree #choosemountains #hikeNC #hikeTN #hiking #mountains #optoutside #rei1440project #adventureisoutthere #sectionhike #wanderlust #ultralight #wnc #hiking #camping #clouds #nature #adventure #naturelovers #takelessdomore #wilderness #ultralight 1 week ago by @foggy_mountain
Had a great time crushing a 69.1 mile loop in the Smokies in 2.5 days with my homeboy @plantgrant . . . #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #gsmnp #smokymountains #mountains #southernappalachia #hikertrash #summer #outsideisfree #choosemountains #hikeNC #hikeTN #hiking #mountains #optoutside #rei1440project #adventureisoutthere #sectionhike #wanderlust #ultralight #wnc #hiking #camping #clouds #nature #adventure #naturelovers #takelessdomore #wilderness #ultralight 1 week ago by @foggy_mountain
Had a great time crushing a 69.1 mile loop in the Smokies in 2.5 days with my homeboy @plantgrant . . . #appalachiantrail #appalachiantrail2019 #gsmnp #smokymountains #mountains #southernappalachia #hikertrash #summer #outsideisfree #choosemountains #hikeNC #hikeTN #hiking #mountains #optoutside #rei1440project #adventureisoutthere #sectionhike #wanderlust #ultralight #wnc #hiking #camping #clouds #nature #adventure #naturelovers #takelessdomore #wilderness #ultralight 1 week ago by @foggy_mountain
It was a great experience to be at Penland School of Crafts for two weeks working amongst my peers in the art world! Yet, nothing compares to coming home to this! . . . #southernappalachia #blueridgemountains #upperhickorynutgorge #wncmountains #gerton #gtown #home #highaltitude #ilovewhereilive #mountainliving #maker #handmade #inspiration #penlandschoolofcrafts #cominghome #homecoming #theresnoplacelikehome 1 week ago by @mikepots
We love dogs @adventurelikeagirl and music @iamdanigboa #optoutside #gooutsideandplay #getoutstayout #outtherepodcast #hikingwithdogs #appalachiantraildogs #AppalachianTrail #trektheAT #dogsthathike #appalachianhikers #withguthook #dogsoutdoors #greatoutdogs #standardpoodle #hikingwithpoodles #adventuredogsofficial #georgiatomaine #virginiaisfordoglovers #meetvirginia #longdistancehiking #wildeast #southernappalachia #hikingdogsofinstagram #purebreddogs #purposebred #takemebackpacking 1 week ago by @bambitargaryen
A Smokies Sunday Church bells are ringing, the choir’s singing. Singing the hymns that their grandmothers would hum to add joy to the hard work that had to be done... The children of the hills - laughin’, skippin’ and pickin’ wildflowers along the way to the churches where their fathers were saved. A sunny summer Sunday - often filled with rain showers and rainbows... How many Sundays do they have left? Only God knows. A day for rest, yes, but the fields still need to be mowed... Herders are heading back from Spence Field to join in down by the creek to celebrate the salvation that their spirits seek. Their sins washed clean by ice cold Smokies water... With promises to spend eternity with those that are already resting in peace. Loved ones that are gone but never forgotten. A hard life, a simple life - but a life where blessings are counted daily, prayers are said every night at their bedside and even when everything goes wrong, all is still right. All is right, on a Smokies Sunday. 💚 1 week ago by @kristi_parsons
Sunbeam Series. . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #wnc #nc #wncmountains . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia . . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore . . #summer #summertime #summerishere #summerinthemountains . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome . . #wonderfulworld #goodmorning 1 week ago by @kadorgan
Just like a lot of folks throughout Appalachia, this little town has seen it's share of struggle. Once a thriving copper town, once the mines closed to mine in a cheaper country, those of us who chose to stay where their bloodlines lie, faced skimpy meals and very worn in clothing. It wasn't easy, but we mountain folk look out for one another....and we survive because of it. And through all of these years, so does our little town. And I wouldn't trade it for a can of snuff. #appalachia #southernappalachia #blueridgemountains #blueridgega #mccaysville #mountainfolk #visitnorthgeorgia #instagram #instagood #familytraditions #appalachiantraditions #blueridgemoments #smalltown #fourthofjuly #traditions #folkapothic #folkaf #visitblueridge #miningtown #travels #wander 1 week ago by @folkapothics
Sunbeam Series. . . Sitting on a deck, watching the darkening wood, I see a beam, almost a wink, a gloriousway of saying, "Look for me tomorrow." . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #wnc #nc #wncmountains . . #Appalachia #mountains #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia . . #outdoors #getoutside #getoutsidemore . . #summer #summertime #summerishere #summerinthemountains . . #extrodinaryordinary #ordinarybeauty #mymountainlife #mymountainhome #myappalachia #myhome . . #wonderfulworld #goodmorning 1 week ago by @kadorgan
My boys @oldirtybathtub christening the brand new stage right now at the brand new @nantahalabrew outpost in #Sylva #NorthCarolina. Beautiful riverside spot. Great food. Delicious #craftbeer. And, most importantly, right in the heart of the mystical mountains of #SouthernAppalachia. Come check'em out: 5 Grindstaff Cove. Much love, y'all. #LiveMusic #Americana #Bluegrass #SingerSongwriter #RockAndRoll #JacksonCounty #WesternNorthCarolina 1 week ago by @garretkwoodward
Some call it a craft, others say it is art... But if you look closely you’ll see that she’s telling the love story that’s written on the walls of her heart... It’s been 20 years now since she last held his hand, yet every day she wears her wedding band. The trees resemble the spruce fir pines that grew around the cabin he built... The perfect cabin down by the Smokies stream that is filled with river-stones and silt. A simple home for a simple man... For every bloom she cuts she thinks of a bouquet of wildflowers that he once brought in from the summertime field, or a love letter with his kiss for a seal. The golden necklace holds a locket with a picture of him from their favorite mountain top... She still goes there often because she can still feel his presence in their favorite sunrise spot... These days her hands are covered in spots of age and with ever snip she can feel the pains and the aches... But if you watch closely you’ll see the story of a love that withstood the test of time... A love that even death cannot destroy or hide. A love that will remain until she is laid, for the last time, by his side. 💙 1 week ago by @kristi_parsons
Rose of sharon in the morning. . . #nature #naturephotography #naturelover . . #flowers #flower #flowersandplants #bloom #blossom #summerblooms . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianhighlands #mountainsouth 1 week ago by @kadorgan
Excerpt from my essay, "Big Mama and the Uncertain Leap" published in literary mag @every_pigeon . . ... . . . ... http://everypigeon.com/big-mama-and-the-uncertain-leap/ . . . . ... . . #Appalachia #mountainlife #mountainsouth #Appalachianmountains #Appalachiansouth #southernappalachia #appalachianauthors #memoiressays #personalessays #beautyinthebleak #womenwriters #womanwriter #Appalachianwriter #femalewriter #femaleauthors #femalewriters #mountainwriter #WritingCommunity #mountainwriters #mountainauthors #mountainauthor #writers #hikerandwriter #writerwhohikes #appalachianstudies #appalachianhighlands #writer #amwriting #writing #writerslife 2 weeks ago by @kadorgan