Graveyard Shadows

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Joppa Cemetary Shadows cast by the late evening sun give these pictures kind of an eerie feel. Joppa Cemetary is a historic graveyard just West of Mocksville in Davie County on Highway 601. It is significant because it’s the burial … Continue reading

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Mabry Mill

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Mabry Mill at milepost 176 in Patrick County, VA is one of the most photographed places on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The fully restored gristmill dates back to the early 1900’s. If you go on a weekend in the fall … Continue reading

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Canon or Nikon?

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A very fitting photo for this time of year. I photographed this canon while attending a re-enactment a few years ago at the House in the Horseshoe. And yes, I couldn’t resist – it was shot with a “Nikon”! :) … Continue reading

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Poplar Ridge School

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This is the Poplar Ridge School building, located on Hoover Hill Road in Trinity. The two-room school had no electricity or indoor plumbing. It was built in 1879 and closed in 1952. My dad actually attended school there the last … Continue reading

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Downtown Department Stores

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I was downtown the other day paying my water bill, and I was forced to park further away in what was the old Eagle’s parking lot. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the sign was still on the back … Continue reading

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Covered Bridges of Randolph County

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The Pisgah Covered Bridge This is the last remaining covered bridge located on Pisgah Covered Bridge Road in the southwestern part of Randolph County. It was built in 1911, is 54 ft. long and spans the west fork of the … Continue reading

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Not Just Ordinary Window Panes

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My neighbor’s shop has this really cool window that came from the former General Electric Plant in Asheboro, which later became Black & Decker. Back in 1965, he was part of a major restoration effort to modernize the plant, and … Continue reading

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Big South Fork Scenic Railroad

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“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower The second part of my trip to Kentucky involved riding … Continue reading

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Cooleemee Falls – Part 2

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In part one, I showed you a not so impressive shot of the falls when the river is low. This shot depicts what it looks like when it’s running at full capacity – quite a contrast. It’s pretty amazing to … Continue reading

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Cumberland Falls

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“A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows, and a dreamer’s just a vessel that must follow where it goes.” – Garth Brooks Niagara Falls of the South Cumberland Falls is located in the Daniel Boone National … Continue reading

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