A View to Hugh

Hugh Morton was a master at the art of photography. His image collection has been donated to the University of North Carolina where they are all being cataloged and digitalized. The good folks working on the project have a blog called “A View to Hugh”. Amber Couch was one of the archivists…She has posted a piece on some of the lessons she learned in the process of scanning and working with the images about the tricks and tips of Hugh Morton’s photography.

I’ve learned a lot over the last ten months working on this collection. I’ve learned about archival procedure, making many mistakes along the way the method for organizing the slides changed probably four or five times before I found one that worked. I have found homes for hundreds of “orphan” slides, and processed more than 72,000 slides in total. I’ve also been able to travel to amazing places: Grandfather Mountain, the Fern Grottoes of Hawaii, the McNeil River in Alaska, Galilee at Sunrise, Puerto Rican beaches, and Milford Sound in New Zealand.

via A View to Hugh.

If you enjoy the photos of Hugh Morton, this is a great website to explore…

New Hiking Permit Policy at Grandfather Mountain

from the news…

As Grandfather Mountain completes its deal with the State of North Carolina the rules surrounding hiking permits to Grandfather’s trails will change. Once this deal is finalized, yearly permits will no longer be required to access trails from out of park trailheads. Until this happens, one day only permits are being issued to hikers.

Currently, hikers wishing to access trails from the off-mountain trailheads will need to purchase a day hiking permit from the Grandfather Mountain ticket gate. Trails with off-mountain trailheads include the Profile Trail with access from Hwy 105 and the Boone Fork Trail with access from the Blue Ridge Parkway. After the sale of land to the State, no hiking permits will be required to access these properties from off-mountain trailheads.

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New Hiking Permit Policy at Grandfather Mountain

from the news…

As Grandfather Mountain completes its deal with the State of North Carolina the rules surrounding hiking permits to Grandfather’s trails will change. Once this deal is finalized, yearly permits will no longer be required to access trails from out of park trailheads. Until this happens, one day only permits are being issued to hikers.

Currently, hikers wishing to access trails from the off-mountain trailheads will need to purchase a day hiking permit from the Grandfather Mountain ticket gate. Trails with off-mountain trailheads include the Profile Trail with access from Hwy 105 and the Boone Fork Trail with access from the Blue Ridge Parkway. After the sale of land to the State, no hiking permits will be required to access these properties from off-mountain trailheads.

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Workshop on starting a market garden business | CITIZEN-TIMES.com | Asheville Citizen-Times

From the web…

The North Carolina Arboretum launches its 2009 adult education series with a new workshop on Jan. 31, “First Steps in Starting a Market Garden Business,” led by Peter Marks, director of the Local Food and Farm Campaign for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP). The workshop is free and will be held from 2-4 p.m.

Participants will learn five important first steps every young or second-career farmer should consider before embarking on a market garden business. “Many people dream of farming, but few succeed in building viable farm businesses that contribute to or provide their income,” Marks said. “For anyone who has thought about growing food to earn part or all of their income, this workshop will take an honest look at what is involved to turn a dream into reality.”

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Workshop on starting a market garden business | CITIZEN-TIMES.com | Asheville Citizen-Times

From the web…

The North Carolina Arboretum launches its 2009 adult education series with a new workshop on Jan. 31, “First Steps in Starting a Market Garden Business,” led by Peter Marks, director of the Local Food and Farm Campaign for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP). The workshop is free and will be held from 2-4 p.m.

Participants will learn five important first steps every young or second-career farmer should consider before embarking on a market garden business. “Many people dream of farming, but few succeed in building viable farm businesses that contribute to or provide their income,” Marks said. “For anyone who has thought about growing food to earn part or all of their income, this workshop will take an honest look at what is involved to turn a dream into reality.”

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2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest

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2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest

Deadline for entries: April 1, 2009

Picture-perfect moments are easy to come by in North Carolina: a blue heron extending its wide wings to launch itself above the treetops, the quiet serenity of bald cypress mirrored against still waters, or a child pausing at the edge of the sand before splashing into an oncoming wave. Capturing these moments is a little tougher. It takes patience and timing, a little bit of luck and fair amount of skill

via 2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest | Our State Magazine.

2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest

our state presents

2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest

Deadline for entries: April 1, 2009

Picture-perfect moments are easy to come by in North Carolina: a blue heron extending its wide wings to launch itself above the treetops, the quiet serenity of bald cypress mirrored against still waters, or a child pausing at the edge of the sand before splashing into an oncoming wave. Capturing these moments is a little tougher. It takes patience and timing, a little bit of luck and fair amount of skill

via 2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest | Our State Magazine.

The Dream Continues

As time has gone by and we have explored more of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our Mountain Dreams have expanded to include the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Through the virtual pages of my blogs I have made many “imaginary” friends throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains…Some of whom call the mountains of Virginia home.

As we continue to dream and plan for a move to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I find I need a place to organize the information I find. Since my “daily” muses now show up on my blog Coffee Muses, I thought I would start reinvinting North Carolina Mountain Dreams and now the new domain, Virginia Mountain Dreams as resource pages for the Blue Ridge Mountains of both states. I am not sure where this new direction will lead, but the journey should prove interesting. Bear with me as I work on the changes I envision…

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The Dream Continues

As time has gone by and we have explored more of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our Mountain Dreams have expanded to include the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Through the virtual pages of my blogs I have made many “imaginary” friends throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains…Some of whom call the mountains of Virginia home.

As we continue to dream and plan for a move to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I find I need a place to organize the information I find. Since my “daily” muses now show up on my blog Coffee Muses, I thought I would start reinvinting North Carolina Mountain Dreams and now the new domain, Virginia Mountain Dreams as resource pages for the Blue Ridge Mountains of both states. I am not sure where this new direction will lead, but the journey should prove interesting. Bear with me as I work on the changes I envision…

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