Another stitched film shot. I'm feeling a bit under the weather so I haven't been enjoying the snow as much this time around. BUT I'll likely get out for one snowy walk today. . . . . . . #boonenc #nchighcountry #boonephotographers #photographerboonenc #myblueridge #828isgreat #ncoutdoors #wanderlust #nature #hikenc #hiking #nchiking #adv#adventurehere #adventure #explorenc #appalachian_explorers #welovenc #travelingdownsouth #fin#fineartphotography #art #fineartphoto #colorphoto #colorphotography #film #filmphotography
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#Repost @brmuseum with @get_repost ・・・ BRAHM staff is getting their yoga on in 2018 are you? We are excited to offer free comminitu Gentle Yoga class on Friday mornings. Make sure to RSVP so we know to expect you! . . . . . . . . #blowingrock #blowingrocknc #BRAHM #blowingrockmuseum #visitblowingrock #nch#nchighcountry #boo#boonenc #boone #appalachianhistory #blackmountaincollege #ncart #ncarthistory #ncmuseum #wnc #nchighcountry #freeyoga #treepose #108daystothrive
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I FINALLY got out for a hike yesterday, y'all! We did out usually Fleetwood hike on the MST trail. This photo(s) was taken the last time I was on the trail with my Makita C330 medium format. My love affair with film continues. 🎞 . . . . . . . #mamiyac330 #c330 #mediumformat #6x6 #boonenc #nchighcountry #boonephotographers #photographerboonenc #myblueridge #828isgreat #ncoutdoors #wanderlust #nature #hikenc #hiking #nchiking #adv#adventureanywhere #adventure #explorenc #appalachian_explorers #welovenc #travelingdownsouth #fin#fineartphotography #art #fineartphoto #colorphoto #colorphotography #film #filmphotography
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BRAHM staff is getting their yoga on in 2018 are you? We are excited to offer free comminitu Gentle Yoga class on Friday mornings. Make sure to RSVP so we know to expect you! . . . . . . . . #blowingrock #blowingrocknc #BRAHM #blowingrockmuseum #visitblowingrock #nch#nchighcountry #boo#boonea> #boone #appalachianhistory #blackmountaincollege #ncart #ncarthistory #ncmuseum #wnc #nchighcountry #freeyoga #treepose #108daystothrive
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It's that time of year again, the lost art of the Blue Ridge - the one & only post-holiday holiday... maple syrup production (ie - “sugaring”)... ___ In the southern blue ridge, sugar maples can be tapped as early as January 14-21 as long as temps are <32F at night, and >40F during the day. ___ These early runs can be 1:25 (sap to syrup ratio) yielding an almost clear “fancy” grade syrup most southerners have never heard of. Most will be 1:40 ratio - and you can forget about that Aunt Jemima sludge - that’s maybe 2% maple syrup. This is 100% high octane Nature’s Finest. ___ I will get about 4-6oz syrup per gallon is sap - so, 5 gal. sap (which is a joke by N. England measures) will yield 20-30 oz. - just under a quart. But at $20-25 a quart, and given I’ll get 2-3 gallons of syrup - and brew a beer in sap - it’s worth it. ___ Winter, even when it's barely winter, is defined by sugaring: checking sap, hauling buckets, fresh warm sap shots, maple-boiled eggs, maple coffee & tea, bacon, veggies, French toast... it's unlimited. ___ PM me for details - it’s not too late to fire this up on your own. ___ #wnc #wncmountains #pis#pisgahonalforest #pisgah #blueridge #blueridgemountains #ncmountains #bigivy #nchighcountry #naturenc #asheville #ashevillenc #explorenc
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A picture from last night's beautiful sunset.
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Sketch of home // Days filled with long hikes, dense forest, endlessly rolling ridge lines, and more shades of blue than you possibly imagine
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🎤makin my way downtown🎤 - Piper, probably. #snowday #nchighcountry #blowingrock #sixpencepub #miniaussie
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This is no ordinary toy shelf! Watauga Medical Center's IMCU nurses and staff chipped in and bought toys for our pediatric patients as a Christmas Project. They love being able to make a difficult experience a little bit better for our patients. #apprhs #boonenc #wataugacounty #nchighcountry
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Have you heard about our upcoming ✨❄️wintercraft market❄️✨?!? We will be hosting local makers for an outdoor winter market in the courtyard next to the shop! Visit us on January 26 from 5-8 PM while you are downtown enjoying ice skating for the 20th annual Blowing Rock Winterfest! Stay tuned for more info and check out the Facebook event! Also - here’s a little sneak peek of a brand new item we are working on that will be available for purchase at the market! (Preordering info coming on Monday - watch your inbox for an email or sign up on our website for first dibs!) #mountainthreadco #themountainthreadcompany #blowingrock #loveblowingrock #lovebr #boone #highcountry #ncmaker #shoplocalnc #supportlocal #welovenc #madeinnc #ncliving #nclife #ncmountains #mountainlife #nchighcountry #outdoormarket #wintermarket #winterfest #blowingrockwinterfest
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We are proud to announce that Watauga Medical Center earned a 4-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in addition to our Leapfrog A Grade for patient safety. #apprhs #wataugacounty #boonenc #nchighcountry
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Boone Fork Creek iced over and mysteriously misty, like something from Henry David Thoreau. COMING SOON--> Great Residential listing featuring this scene from Boone Fork Creek, bordering National Park Service land AND will be priced under current appraised value. Stay Tuned, folks! #teamvincent #vincentproperties #comingsoon #realestate #nchighcountry #blueridgemountains #blowingrocknc
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Missed the hard freeze of Linville Falls by a couple of days, but it’s still majestic as always!
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What a difference one day makes - 10 days of ice buildup and water levels rose 3-4 feet, then dropped in a few moments... ___ Left: “bankfull” conditions with water elevated 3-4 feet to the bank height by ice dams. Temps 20 and lower for 10 days. ___ Right: normal water level only 15 hours later, ice dams compromised (notice the ice depth, lower right) and temps now reaching 40s to lower 50s. I would’ve loved to see the water break through and drop - one of those of-the-moment natural events that likely happened at night anyway. ___ #conservationbiology #conservationecology #environmentalconsulting #ecolgicalconsulting #wnc #wncmountains #pis#pisgahonalforest #pisgah #blueridge #blueridgemountains #ncmountains #bigivy #nchighcountry #naturenc #asheville #ashevillenc
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Snowy pines in the high country. #hikenc #nchighcountry #828isgreat #optoutside
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"Do not fear mistakes. There are none." - Miles Davis . . I'm a perfectionist and honestly him and haw sometimes to the point that no action is taken or I overwork something to the point of homogeny. This year, I want to be more earnestly myself in that I'm not afraid to express the "unperfected" or the authentic as is... flaws and all. Isn't it better to learn from your mistakes rather than always act from a place of perfection? A place of safety? Since there are no mistakes? #dailymantra . . . . . . . #boonenc #nchighcountry #booneview #boonephotographer #myblueridge #ncoutdoors #getyourhikeon #hikenc #hiking #nchiking #adventureanywhere #explorenc #blueridgeparkway #agameoftones #artofvisuals #appalachian_explorers #welovenc #travelingdownsouth #brp #kehspotlight #weim #weimerainer
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Recognize this one? A frozen North Harper Creek falls. The cold isn't so bad with sights and sounds like this! #nchighcountry #wnc #frozenwaterfall
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Did you know you don't need a referral for AppOrtho? Most times we can get you in the same day you call. Starting tomorrow, we will be open SATURDAYS 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for walk-in and appointments. More info: apprhs.org/apportho. #apportho #boonenc #nchighcountry
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BRAHM is excited to announce "The Way Watauga Works Photo Competition". The photography competition will focus on the theme of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibition, The Way We Worked, which will be hosted at the Museum from March 20 - April 28, 2018. . . . . . Photographers are encouraged to capture photos of those working in Watauga County and submit them on the webpage below. There are several different categories and the competition is open to photographers of all ages. We hope you use this opportunity to meet someone new and document the hardworking people of Watauga County. Make sure to include the ##WataugaWorks on any photos that you share online via Facebook and Instagram. . . . . . For full details and rules or to submit a photo, visit the link the profile ⬆. . . . . #blowingrock #blowingrocknc #BRAHM #blowingrockmuseum #visitblowingrock #nch#nchighcountry #boo#boo#boo#boonenc #boone #appalachianhistory #ncart #ncarthistory #ncmuseum #nchighcountry #ncphotographer #ncphotocompetition #boone #boonenc #boonephotographer #hclocalfirst #ncarts #ncartscouncil #wataugaartscouncil #boo#booneview #myblueridge #ncoutdoors #adventureanywhere #explorenc #blueridgeparkway # #appalachian_explorers #welovenc #travelingdownsouth #booneview
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Okay. Seriously though. I need to get a hike in this weekend. I've been avoiding outside activities because it's so cold (I'm definitely a little cajun-pop, atm), but I just need some nature. Anyone have favorite wintertime hikes? Maybe trails with lots of sun? . . . . . . #boonenc #nchighcountry #booneview #boonephotographer #myblueridge #ncoutdoors #getyourhikeon #hikenc #hiking #nchiking #adventureanywhere #explorenc #blueridgeparkway #agameoftones #artofvisuals #appalachian_explorers #welovenc #travelingdownsouth #brp #kehspotlight
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Return of the Ivy River Icebergs!!! Not a common sight on my branch of the river these days but I’m happy to see them, hoping for more. Bring it on winter, bring it on! I’m happy to wait for spring... ___ #conservationbiology #conservationecology #environmentalconsulting #ecolgicalconsulting #wnc #wncmountains #pis#pisgahonalforest #pisgah #blueridge #blueridgemountains #ncmountains #bigivy #nchighcountry #naturenc #asheville #ashevillenc
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Our website got a bit of a fresh update for the new year ✨❤️! There is an easier “Custom Request” form too - it’s the perfect place to let us know exactly what it is you want. Take 15% off your ENTIRE online order today through Sunday 1/7/18 with the code YAY15 - this applies to custom requests too (just type the code in the comments section of the form)! Thanks to the talented @crunchymountainlife for the lovely new photos! #mountainthreadco #themountainthreadcompany #blowingrock #loveblowingrock #lovebr #boone #highcountry #ncmaker #shoplocalnc #supportlocal #welovenc #madeinnc #ncliving #nclife #ncmountains #mountainlife #nchighcountry #abmlifeisbeautiful #psimadethis #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #ohwowyes #creativepreneur #organize #modernfarmhouse #modernnursery #weddingdecor #communityovercompetition
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"When you feel life ain't worth living, you gotta stand up and take a look around and look up way to the sky." - Blind Melon . . . I've always been preoccupied with the idea of "Looking Up". The abstraction created by seeing the world from a new angle and from defining a space by examining the world just above our heads, always there, fascinates me. Looking up can be an act of perseverance, defiance, sadness or positivity. I have an endless stockpile of photos taken by just looking up, and I think I'll start sharing them here. . . . . . . #boonenc #nchighcountry #booneview #boonephotographer #myblueridge #ncoutdoors #getyourhikeon #hikenc #hiking #nchiking #adventureanywhere #explorenc #blueridgeparkway #agameoftones #artofvisuals #appalachian_explorers #welovenc #travelingdownsouth #brp #kehspotlight #lookingup
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View from my office this morning. #westernNC #nclivin #nchighcountry
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❄️ Winter Hours ❄️ Basically, we are open often and closed sometimes 😂 Cheers to 2018 and another year in this beautiful cozy shop! #mountainthreadco #themountainthreadcompany #blowingrock #loveblowingrock #lovebr #boone #highcountry #ncmaker #shoplocalnc #supportlocal #welovenc #madeinnc #ncliving #nclife #ncmountains #mountainlife #nchighcountry
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Okay. I'm feeling a bit better after being down in the dumps all weekend. The sunshine and amazing snow helped brighten my spirits. I am so excited about this year and feel like it might be my year 😎 I have some big changed I want to make surrounding health and my business. If you haven't noticed, I separated out my wedding business posts to a new page @naturalcraftweddings. If you want to keep up with my wedding work, follow me there. This page will be reserved for my art and outdoors work! . . . . . . #boonenc #nchighcountry #booneview #boonephotographer #myblueridge #ncoutdoors #getyourhikeon #hikenc #hiking #nchiking #adventureanywhere #explorenc #blueridgeparkway #agameoftones #artofvisuals #appalachian_explorers #welovenc #travelingdownsouth #brp #kehspotlight #snowday
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All this cold weather got me pumped for some frozen world exploration this coming week!!! #ice #828isgreat #nchighcountry #ncice #itscoldoutside #explore #winterinthesouth #goprohero5 #goproit
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In-Laws bought a sweet mountain cabin in Boone, NC. It came with this bad ass piece of Americana mounted in the living room. Mercia! #ame#americaa> #america #merica #freedom #freedomisntfree #americaneagle #eagle #americanflag #patriotism #patriotic #usa #boone #boonenc #ncmountains #mountains #cabin #cabinlife #mountainhouse #mountaincabin #highcountry #nchighcountry
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I'm struggling today, y'all. I try to be positive as much as I can, but I'm feeling all the things tonight. You know how they say grief isn't linear? Well, today that feels really true. Sometimes it's okay to just feel the bad along with the good within the spectrum of human emotion (I have to remind myself of that). I'm thinking today of all the ones I've loved and lost and all the past lives I could have lived and didn't had I taken a different path. I dunno... things are just hitting me tonight. Nothing major, just all the little things that make up life. . . . . . . #boonenc #nchighcountry #booneview #boonephotographer #myblueridge #ncoutdoors #getyourhikeon #hikenc #hiking #nchiking #adventureanywhere #explorenc #blueridgeparkway #agameoftones #artofvisuals #appalachian_explorers #welovenc #travelingdownsouth #brp #kehspotlight #snowday
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Lack of sleep is linked to conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression, according to the CDC. Most sleep disorders are TREATABLE! Don't ignore it! Call The Sleep Center of ARHS at (828) 266-1179 or contact your primary care provider to ask about sleep testing. #nchighcountry #makinglifebetter #boonenc #apprhs
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This is from a few weeks ago - I only wish we had solid WNC snow-cover each winter but those days are over. I love how the snow literally reveals the forest floor via contrast - slopes, coves, rocks - and that contrast ironically helps me do forest classification surveys 2-3 times faster than I can normally. ___ Here are two forested areas at 4500’ feet elevation in the southern Blue Ridge - each laterally beside the other. ___ Can you tell what is “wrong” in the second (right) image and how it might be fixed - and what is right (but which could also use help) in the first? ___ @irwinfletcherr takes it: left = a decent condition natural forest, in this case Northern Hardwoods, while the right image is a white pine plantation (or monoculture) planted over a Northern Hardwoods clearcut about 50 years ago. The “decent” forest the first image has been cut over previously and it is now mature, but lacking standing & fallen dead trees, and structural complexity of an original old growth forest. ___ Planting white pine over a Northern Hardwood forest in our region is like trading in a Lamborghini for a Buick. Now, white pine is virtually worthless vs a stand of high quality hardwoods, but that is how the old timers rolled. ___ #ecology #forestecology #conservation #conservationbiology #conservationecology #environmentalconsulting #ecolgicalconsulting #wnc #wncmountains #pis#pisgahonalforest #pisgah #blueridge #blueridgemountains #ncmountains #bigivy #nchighcountry #biodiversity #naturenc #asheville #ashevillenc
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