Way back in the " holler "

black mambablack mamba Major grinsJacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,996 Major grins

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.

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  • JuanoJuano Major grins ColoradoRegistered Users Posts: 3,937 Major grins

    Nice place! I like the first shot a lot.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 7,948 Major grins

    Sweet feeling!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,996 Major grins

    @Juano said:
    Nice place! I like the first shot a lot.

    Thanks, buddy. I hope you have a fantastic 2020.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,996 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Sweet feeling!

    Thanks, Taz. Somtimes I really long for a less hurried lifestyle. A place like this might fit the bill. :)

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • DogdotsDogdots Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,787 Major grins

    Beautiful place. Looks like someone is living there.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,996 Major grins

    @Dogdots said:
    Beautiful place. Looks like someone is living there.

    I was visiting a family's pottery operation tucked away in a gorge not too far from Blowing Rock, NC. I was told about this place and advised that the owner had been recently admitted to an assisted care facility. The folks knew the owner's family and assured me that it would be OK if I went out and poked around this place. It took me a little while to find it. Directions in those mountains can be a little nebulous: " Go down that road and take the first right on that dirt trail past the abandoned church. Go past the second pond on the left until you see the three big oak stumps. Turn right on that trail and go until you cross the wooden bridge. Park there and walk up the ridge on the left. You can't miss it. "

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • DogdotsDogdots Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,787 Major grins

    I'm sorry to hear the owner had recently been admitted to an assisted care facility. Love the directions!! Did you get a picture of the wooden bridge? You definitely found a piece of heaven.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,996 Major grins

    @Dogdots said:
    I'm sorry to hear the owner had recently been admitted to an assisted care facility. Love the directions!! Did you get a picture of the wooden bridge? You definitely found a piece of heaven.

    No, I didn't shoot the bridge, Mary. Those wooden, rickety, one-lane bridges over narrow streams are all over the place up there. Sometimes I balk at going over some of those things....more than once I've passed on doing so. The bridge we're talking about here, though, never gave me pause.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • DogdotsDogdots Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,787 Major grins

    Those bridges sound scary, but interesting also. There have been a few here I'll walk over, but never drive over. A lot of history in those old one-lane bridges.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,996 Major grins

    @Dogdots said:
    Those bridges sound scary, but interesting also. There have been a few here I'll walk over, but never drive over. A lot of history in those old one-lane bridges.

    The next time I'm up there, I'll be sure and shoot a few of them for you. Like I said, they're pretty common. But, as a road sees more and more use, some of the " golden oldies " are giving way to concrete. Just like the old barns I chase, those silent witnesses to a time gone by are slowly disappearing from the landscape. It's a shame because their stories go with them.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Major grins

    Neat find, Tom! I love those directions - we sent a lot of folks out verifying addresses for the Census this past summer with directions like that!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,996 Major grins
    edited January 7, 2020

    @moose135 said:
    Neat find, Tom! I love those directions - we sent a lot of folks out verifying addresses for the Census this past summer with directions like that!

    Hey, John. If you don't become adept at deciphering the vernacular of some of the real dark-woods mountain folks, getting around can become problematical at best.

    Are you planning on making the Daytona 24 Hours race? When the Brumos Porsche folks sold their dealer network, I lost my source for a pass that got me in anywhere I wanted to go. If you make it down, I hope y'all will have good weather this time. BTW, if you have an interest in such history, you NEED to get the recent book by Hurley Haywood. At $100 bucks, it's not inexpensive but it's an insight into racing at the highest international levels by a guy who has done it all. If you want the book, I'll be glad to get one from Hurley for you and have him sign it. It's a truly illuminating read.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Major grins

    We can't wait for the Rolex! I'm hoping we don't get quite as much rain as we did last time, I think we were soggy for a week afterwards! Let me think about Hurley's book - it sounds fascinating, but I need to see how the finances go. I'll let you know.

  • DogdotsDogdots Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,787 Major grins

    @black mamba said:

    @Dogdots said:
    Those bridges sound scary, but interesting also. There have been a few here I'll walk over, but never drive over. A lot of history in those old one-lane bridges.

    The next time I'm up there, I'll be sure and shoot a few of them for you. Like I said, they're pretty common. But, as a road sees more and more use, some of the " golden oldies " are giving way to concrete. Just like the old barns I chase, those silent witnesses to a time gone by are slowly disappearing from the landscape. It's a shame because their stories go with them.

    I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the bridges.

  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,796 Major grins

    Very cool, Tom! Happy New Year!

    Lauren

    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 6,996 Major grins

    @redleash said:
    Very cool, Tom! Happy New Year!

    Lauren

    Same to you, Lauren. I'm hoping that both you and Mary will be more active on the forum this year. You each have capabilities and perspectives in your photographic work that need to be shared with all of us.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • DogdotsDogdots Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,787 Major grins

    Tom I hope to post more this year.

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