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Friday, October 18, 2013

The trees start to show

Though the further trees remain green topped, closer ones have great variation of colors.  Taken Oct. 9, 2013, Blue Ridge Parkway

We're still in business.
The National Parks are back running again, meaning the Blue Ridge Parkway is open for camping, Folk Art, Information etc.

The government has hurt many small businesses that operate near the national parks...and this is the peak season for tourists here in the mountains who want to see our beautiful fall folliage.

Please remember if you are going to spend a dollar, why not use it to support your neighbors, the small businesses and those owned locally (anywhere, or here in Western North Carolina.)

If you want to enjoy life, it's much lighter if you can share other's enjoyment as well.  Last week I was in a restaurant where something was returned to the kitchen, where I was told it would be promptly thrown away.  I thought of all the WIC families and those on Food Stamps, and those relying upon practically empty food pantries...food is precious.  People need help...and they are the kids on that school bus, they are the families who live in those mountain mobile homes, the ones you might prefer to call trailer trash, but many of them are struggling to survive, which is certainly not a quality of trash.  NO people, NO children, NOBODY IS TRASH.

Whatever your religion, there's a voice that asks you to share, to love one another.  Listen to it please.  Help all the people who you can...in whatever way you can.


Quote for today:

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.

John Schaar


  1. VERY GOOD POST!! I look around, and we may not be rich, but there's always someone who is less fortunate than we are. We donate locally when possible.

  2. Wise words indeed. We need to heed that voice.

  3. Beautiful pictures and wise, wise words, Barb.

  4. Thanks friends, I know you are doing your part. Sometimes I just have to pretend that what I think is maybe what other people already think also, but may need a reminder.

  5. Beautiful pictures of fall. We have where you give money to grocery store and the boxes are packed with goods. At different prices. We do that locally as well.

    Also we have a food bank also. We have a place called Four Seasons next to food bank. . To give clothes.


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