Moving on over

I've combined my blogs, just look at the last post, over at Alchemy of Clay. Trying to have a life outside blogland. Not sure it's going to work....

Thursday, March 19, 2015 in blogland

I'm going to be merging my 3 blogs, so will only post about the wonderful area around Black Mountain NC once a week...over on my other blog HERE.   I've posted 733 posts on this blog Living in Black Mountain, and many have more than a couple of pictures in them.

I'll also be having weekly ancestry posts.
And weekly pottery posts.
And musings about events in my life...posts.

I simply need to spend less time in front of this screen.
I'll miss you.  But this is the easiest way I can figure out how to stay in touch with those of you who I've gotten to know here.  And I can still read your blogs and make comments every once in a while.

Please follow me over at Alchemy of Clay.
Thanks for your friendship,

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Working on the dam

I was glad to see Lake Tomahawk dam was being given more work this week.  Taking out the tree stumps.

Earth movers and workers all over the dam, and some of the tree stumps are already gone.

The man with his back to us, right near the earth mover, has a vibrating machine that tamps down the earth that's put back into the hole.  And right next to him is a bench, still intact sitting where it's always been in the shade.  It will no longer be a shady spot however, since all the plants will be low and no more trees will be planted on the dam.

Quote for today:

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
Rabindranath Tagore
Gitanjali LXIX

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

My iota of blood from my Irish ancestors must be why I love Irish Step Dancing.

And I was amazed to see a flash mob in a station in Australia doing Step Dancing.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Mudflats of Lake Tomahawk

Lake Tomahawk is being drained...
The island is  surrounded by mud flats
Even the little creek from Walker Cove is low

The dam is so bare with just tree stumps, waiting to be taken out.

People are even playing within the dried out mud of the lake bottom

The sign says the roots of the trees in the dam will be removed, and new landscaping will be completed by the spring.  Guess what next week is, folks?

At least it's nice that there's no smell from the lake bottom, and lots of folks still come out on sunny days to play around this hole.  After a week of rainy days, it was welcome!

Friday, March 13, 2015

More hot house flowers

Quote for today: (Yes, I remembered to add it this time...I've been forgetful lately!)

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

Jalaluddin Rumi
Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Exotic orchids

Gardeners or horticulturists at the Biltmore make sure there's nothing dead or dying, see the leaf on the left above which has been cut off.

Orchids with a little pouch...