I discovered this video on the Valle Crucis, NC facebook page…
In the news:
Another prominent ridge has been protected after being placed under a conservation easement.
The High Country Conservancy has helped add the Oliver Hill property to a chain of easements near Valle Crucis. Tom Andrews donated the conservation easement on the property, which is located atop a knoll in the Matney community.
The easement’s conservation values include wildlife habitat, scenic views and grazing pasture. Featuring more than 97 acres of woodlands, grasslands and a tributary to Craborchard Creek, the land falls under the North Carolina State Wildlife Action Plan “Priority Habitat.”
This is where I wish I was right now. A bottle of ginger beer and a rocker on the back porch of the Mast in Valle Crucis…
Nestled in a secluded mountain valley, you’ll discover spectacular foliage, rustic countryside and a place Charles Kuralt calls, “… a destination.” That place is the Mast General Store in the rural historic district of Valle Crucis. Since 1883, we’ve been outfitting the Appalachians with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, rugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons. When in the North Carolina High Country, we invite you to warm up by the potbellied stove, mail a letter at the corner post office, and discover for yourself why…..
Marie just posted a photo from her deck above Valle Crucis…go check out the look of early spring in the North Carolina mountains.
This was the view from my deck. As you see, there are no leaves on our trees up here. In fact, the sexy blush of spring is not yet visible upon the branches. But what you do not see are the sounds of approaching spring in my neck of the woods.