April 23, 2014 - 18:06
Date: April 17, 2014 - 10:14 | Views: 118 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Virginia Bluebells are in full bloom on Towee Mountain. (Photo by Rich Clayton)
Date: April 2, 2014 - 10:50 | Views: 273 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Bloodroot is starting to bloom on Towee Mountain, a sure sign that spring is here. (Photo by Rich Clayton)
Homeplace daffodils
Date: March 19, 2014 - 13:35 | Views: 316 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Sometimes the prettiest daffodils are not in modern home flowerbeds, but are found in the overgrown yard of an old homeplace such as this one that belonged to Rob and Jessie Ward on Oak Grove Road. (Photo by Marian Bailey Presswood)
Spring is coming
Date: March 14, 2014 - 11:11 | Views: 395 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
If you look very closely, the signs of spring are everywhere. Tiny tree buds are beginning to bloom, a sure sign that warm weather is on the way.
Spring crocus
Date: February 27, 2014 - 12:57 | Views: 325 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Spring was in the air over the weekend, with blue skies and temperatures in the 60s. This crocus, one of the first spring flowers each year, poked its head out in Delano to bring some color to an otherwise dismal landscape.
Red-bellied woodpecker
Date: February 14, 2014 - 13:22 | Views: 448 | Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
A male Red Bellied Woodpecker plucks a kernel of corn from the feeder. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Frost flower
Date: January 16, 2014 - 12:02 | Views: 395 | Rating: 4.5/5 (2 votes) | Comments: 0
Niki McLeroy sent in this picture of a frost flower she saw while walking on the John Muir Trail last week. McLeroy said the shape reminded her of ribbon candy.
Frozen circles
Date: January 8, 2014 - 11:37 | Views: 615 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Photos sent in by Jane Rollins show icicles in the Cherokee Nationl Forest and an interesting pattern of frozen circles on the ground at Gee Creek State Park. Temperatures and wind chills below zero hit the area early in the week.
Bald cypress
Date: December 1, 2013 - 20:49 | Views: 678 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Surprise! That’s not a red maple in this picture, it’s a rather unusual tree for this area and is located right on the side of the road on Hwy 314/Parksville Road between the Amos Bates place and Volunteer Co-op. It’s a bald cypress
Fall colors hit peak
Date: November 8, 2013 - 14:55 | Views: 820 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Fall colors were at their peak last weekend in the mountains. (More photos in gallery)
Date: October 25, 2013 - 11:14 | Views: 792 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
It’s that time of year again ... spiders are making their homes on decks and porches all over. This fella's underside seems happy that Halloween is just around the corner.
Change of season
Date: October 10, 2013 - 15:20 | Views: 894 | Rating: 2.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
A falling leaf lands on the last blooms of a summer phlox, heralding the change of season.
Beauty Berry
Date: October 4, 2013 - 12:16 | Views: 782 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Marian Presswodd sent in this picture of Beauty Berry, taken at the old Mantooth Cemetery in Old Fort. Presswood said they were working on cleaning the cemetery, which had all grown up, but she didn’t have the heart to cut this pretty bush down.
Bee and flower
Date: September 12, 2013 - 14:53 | Views: 980 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Bees are shown enjoying the blooms from a Rose of Sharon in these photos taken on the Ocoee River by Luther Tinsley.
Unexpected visitors
Date: September 5, 2013 - 14:21 | Views: 1112 | Rating: 5.0/5 (22 votes) | Comments: 0
“I’ll take mine rare.” There was an unexpected backdoor guest at the home of Melvin and Deborah Adcock in Carrianne Hills making use of the grill last weekend. (Photos by Deborah Adcock)
Moon over Towee
Date: August 28, 2013 - 15:20 | Views: 830 | Rating: 5.0/5 (1 votes) | Comments: 0
Rich Clayton snapped this picture of the moon beginning to wane in the wee hours of Saturday morning on Towee Mountain. Clayton got this shot of the moon, which was a full blue moon last Tuesday, through the eyepiece of a reflecting telescope.
Date: August 14, 2013 - 16:01 | Views: 937 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A Swallowtail works a Butterfly Weed. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Purple Martin
Date: July 31, 2013 - 12:40 | Views: 941 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Freeman Curbow sent in this picture of a young purple martin learning to fly. Curbow said he has more than a dozen gourds in his yard that bring martins in ever year. Once the young have hatched and can fly, they leave the area.
Hummingbird prepares for a meal
Date: July 25, 2013 - 13:51 | Views: 918 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A female Ruby Throated Hummingbird appraises a Gladiolis bloom for a nectar meal. (Photo by Jim Caldwell)
Glenn Springs bearing goal for cleanup
Date: July 25, 2013 - 13:44 | Views: 720 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
As part of the Miner’s Homecoming celebration, Glenn Springs Holdings held van tours of the cleanup area in the Copper Basin.
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