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Tag: ‘Linville Gorge’

Giving Back ~ The Light Factory Print Auction

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Charlotte area friends ~ Please mark your calendars for a fun-filled evening benefitting The Light Factory ~ Saturday, November 19 at 7 pm. I’ve donated this print – one of my favorites from this summer – to the auction – a b&w print of a rhododendron blossom taken this summer at beautiful Linville Falls and Gorge.  This print and many others will be on display and auctioned off at this annual fundraiser at Extravaganza on North Tryon.  The Light Factory is one of four museums in the US devoted to film & photography. We are so fortunate to have The Light Factory with us,  so please come on out and help support this Charlotte treasure.

Linville Falls’ Hidden Treasures ~ A Weekend Journey

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

This past weekend we took advantage of our cool spell (60 degrees & drizzle) to explore Linville Falls and Gorge in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I’ve heard about the Falls for many years but had not ventured there. We discovered  one treasure after another ~ What a feast for the senses ~ The pine scent, the soft cool air on our faces, breathtaking vistas and a profusion of rhododendron blooms. I thought rhododendrons were reserved just for the month of June, but I learned there are 4 varieties and the ones in bloom right now are called Rosebay Rhododendron. I brought my Olympus Pen EP-2 and had a blast photographing Linville’s treasures. And here are some of my favorite images of the day ~