Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stories, Songs and Walks Elderhostel

Last week we held our Stories, Songs and Walks Appalachian Elderhostel. We had a total of 23 participants and learned about Appalachian poetry, oral history, ballads, music and the flora and fauna of the Appalachian Mountains. One evening, we ventured out to Wind Rock to watch the sunset. Below are a few pictures from the program.

Hiking along Old Turnpike trail

Hazel Beeler describing the differences between rhododendron and mountain laurel

Rick Mullins viewing the sunset

Group shot at Wind Rock

Our next Elderhostel is 'Day Hikes Along the Appalachian Trail' on July 26-31. We are offering a shorter version of this same program on October 4-7 - visit Elderhostel.org
and type in program #16937.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rhododendron in Full Bloom

Come up for a hike around the Indian Trail, the rhododendron is in full bloom! I ventured down yesterday to try and capture some shots.

The lake level is continuing to stay at the same level as the past month. The extended boat dock almost reaches the edge of the shore.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunset over the lake

While working late tonight, I witnessed a beautiful sunset over the lake. I was also able to capture some hummingbirds drinking from the feeders.

It's hard to capture a clear photo ...how can i when they beat their wings 53 times per second!
View from the Lakeview building