Category Archives: NC

Morel Whisperer

“Beyond words. Just astounding..” ..I heard myself say while taking in the view of blooming forestView full post »

Searching for spring

 Spring in the mountains is a slower, more deliberate process. In Columbia SC, it always seemed to me that I went toView full post »

Copperhead bite

I wrote the following tale last summer. Somehow it escaped publication. So, though this cool February day on whichView full post »

Wood-fired bathtub

Six months deep into our experimental year living in the mountains of North Carolina, we’ve discovered theView full post »

Christmas: To tree or not to tree

emily mccravy photography Since before we had Sadie, our little family has struggled with the tradition of putting up aView full post »

Facing the fear of the dark

Can you please turn the flashlight off ? I can’t go to sleep. Our little no-nonsense six year old who is on theView full post »

where there is light there is also darkness

Lest I be accused of polishing the already shiny moments of our time here in the mountains, I must be honest. WhereView full post »

omens of transformation

the magic wing Last weekend, I apprehended Lori and Jason’s car at the bottom of the drive and asked them whatView full post »

meaning in the mundane

Sitting on the front porch in the waning light, a phrase burbles forth unbidden from my small still voice: The veryView full post »

summer dreams

The fifth of July in Saluda,  NC saw the 51st annual Coon Dog Day parade march through downtown, a terrible trafficView full post »

without a name

Our little Morgan has slept so restlessly all his life. We don’t know why. We’ve been fuzzy, sleep-deprived impressionsView full post »

deep nourishment in wilderness: rewilding

Deep nourishment in wilderness: rewilding On my trip back from town after writing my last blog post, Phoenix greets me,View full post »

Saluda, NC: Heaven on earth

Saluda, NC: Heaven on earth We awoke this morning to the soft cooing of bird song and the cool light of morning peekingView full post »