Waterfalls – Gragg Prong in Mid-May

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Matt and I took a nice hike this morning down to Gragg Prong Falls down below the Blue Ridge Parkway below Linville.  It was majestic with the sun rising projecting slanting, golden light on the time-smoothed, granite slabs surrounding this water hole.  There’s nothing like spending a morning in the mountains in May!

Wilson Creek – Waterfalls Near Boone, NC

Spring is in the offing in the High Country!  A few days ago I went down to the Edgemont area just below Hwy 221 south of Blowing Rock.  Once you drop down below the escarpment you will find massive creeks and mountain streams flowing all the way down to Lake James.  Here are a few photos of Wilson Creek!

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Moon Rising in March

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Waking up early this morning to this moon was spectacular!  Check out the craters on the moon!  I took this photo at  6:45am and captured some really pretty silver light.

Big Snow in Boone, NC!

Yesterday we had the biggest snow of the season with a range of probably 4-8 inches in the High Country! It’s always a treat to get a big snow and it’s an even bigger treat to go out and play in it! The four seasons are one reason folks like living here and winter is no exception. While it doesn’t look like we’ll get anymore snow this week, the temperature will take a dive and we’ll dip below 0 degrees in the next day or two. Yikes!! This weather is great for the skiing so if you’re thinking about making a trip, come on up this weekend for great conditions and enjoy the most snow of the season!

Highway 321 Covered with Snow last night!

Highway 321 Covered with Snow last night!

At 5,000 ft the snow was really coming down!

At 5,000 ft the snow was really coming down!

Lost Province Brewery in the Snow

Lost Province Brewery in the Snow

Cars Driving to Boone from Blowing Rock

Cars Driving to Boone from Blowing Rock

Everybody is getting off early and heading home!

Everybody is getting off early and heading home!

Icy Walk at Bass Lake in Blowing Rock

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Walking Dinah at Bass Lake – Blowing Rock, NC

One of the nicest things about living in Boone is the ability to drive just a few minutes and find yourself at a beautiful spot like this.  Sara and I took Dinah for a walk the other night at Bass Lake in Blowing Rock.  It was more like ice skating than walking but it was still fun!  It’s so refreshing to be in the mountains in the Winter.  It was cold on the lake but it was such a pleasant evening.

First Snow in Boone of 2014!

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It was beautiful seeing the snowflakes once again falling on our winter wonderland! It always stuns me to realize what an enchanting universe we enjoy living up here in the mountains. Invigorating is perhaps the appropriate expression to describe winter’s first snow. Stately hardwood trees, scent of wood in the air and woodsmoke curling up the chimneys, a crisp snap in the air and brilliantly blue skies all tell me that the most beautiful time of year is upon us. Come marvel at the majesty with us – come to the mountains!

Time of Year for Campfires!

Fall in Boone, NC is best spent outside with a fire!

Fall in Boone, NC is best spent outside with a fire!

Fall is my favorite time of year.  It’s such a cool feeling to be outside with friends around a campfire in the brisk, mountain air.  Let’s try to enjoy these mild temperatures while they last!

My Sister got Hitched!

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Every now and then it’s nice to take a break from real estate and spend some time with family.  Over the weekend my younger sister got married, first sibling out of 5 kids to take the next step!  Very happy for her and Todd, my new brother-in-law.

Sunrise over Appstate Campus

Sunrise Over Appstate Campus

Sunrise Over Appstate Campus

Good morning ASU!  Here the sun acts as a natural alarm clock attempting to wake the students up at 7:00am.  Good morning Boone, NC!

South Fork of the New River

This is where I spent my morning.

This is where I spent my morning.

Waking up early to get out on the South Fork of the New River is worth it’s weight in gold!  I had such a pleasant morning showing a log cabin to great clients.  It’s days like this that remind me how lucky I am to be living in Boone, NC.

Want to be on the South Fork of the New River?  Check out this log cabin just outside of West Jefferson today!

Boone Golf Club at Dusk

Boone Golf Club at Dusk

Boone Golf Club at Dusk

It’s a beautiful time of year to be in the High Country.  Here’s a shot of the Boone Golf Club (hole 9) with a gorgeous sunset.  It really doesn’t get any better than this!  With temps in the low 70’s for the past week there’s no place I’d rather be.

4th of July in Boone, NC – 2014

What a fantastic weekend for fireworks!  Big booms were going off everywhere including Tweetsie, the Bethel Blast and Linville Ridge just to name a few magnificent displays. Here are a few photos I snapped of our own fireworks show after a full day of rock climbing. What incredible weather we had on the 4th – low 70’s! I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend in the High Country and we hope to show you some property soon! 1407042014Fireworks-BooneNC-004 1407042014Fireworks-BooneNC-003 1407042014Fireworks-BooneNC-002 1407042014Fireworks-BooneNC-001

Magnificent Memorial Day Weekend!

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Boone Real Estate would like to thank all of the service men & women who’ve served or are currently serving this great country!  We appreciate our freedom everyday.  Thank you!

We couldn’t ask for better weather for Memorial Day weekend!  Here’s a lone tree on the Blue Ridge Parkway spreading it’s limbs to the sky.  Have a fun, relaxing weekend and soak in this phenomenal weather.  We hope you’ll come see us this weekend!

Golfing at Jefferson Landing with Vernon Taylor!

Another Great Day on the Golf Course with Vernon!

Another Great Day on the Golf Course with Vernon!

Here we are having fun on the golf course at gorgeous Jefferson Landing. I’m on the left and to the right is my golf partner for the day, Vernon Taylor. Vernon and his wife Anne asked us to list and market their home in Jefferson Landing. You can see it on http://BooneRealEstate.com under “search our listings” at the price of $1,200,000. It is a remarkable property and affords enjoyment of these links and many other amenities throughout the year. Come explore Jefferson Landing in the mountains of North Carolina!

Massive Views near Boone!

Our Client Will Wake Up with This View Every Morning!

Our Client Will Wake Up with This View Every Morning!

Here is one of the most sublime and transporting views I’ve sold in fifteen years practicing real estate in Boone! Just seven convenient miles south of town in a Blowing Rock subdivision named Misty Mountain you’ll find these exquisite views of the gorge below town. They say on a clear winter’s night you can see the skyline of downtown Charlotte! Isn’t this a gorgeous vista! I must have done something somewhere right to be asked to assist clients acquire a home with this panorama! I’m thankful for the opportunity to earn my livelihood in such an inspiring environment and grateful to our clients who rely on us to protect them in the process and so enable us to continue our work up here every day! Life in Boone is good!

Beautiful Day at the Driving Range

It was a gorgeous day in Boone today with temperatures in the low 70’s.  On a day like this it’s impossible to resist the driving range so close to the office!  Here’s dad teeing off with the new 3 wood!  Hopefully we’ll be able to get on the golf course a little more this year.  Cheers!

Teeing off at the Boone Driving Range

Teeing off at the Boone Driving Range

Sharon’s Daffodils

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The flowers at Sharon’s farm are emerging in full spring glory. Here’s a wave of daffodils. Last December I planted 1000 more which are just breaking ground. The forsythia are beginning to riot as we’ll. What a bounty this time of year is – especially after the winter we’ve endured. Sharon says to say those daffodils are named “Ice Follies.”

BIG VIEWS IN BOONE!

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Sometimes it’s about the home and sometimes it’s all about the view.  The latter is the case of this recently listed, gorgeous home right above Boone.  Practically walking distance to town and campus, it completely commands of the entire view scape of our exquisite mountain town.  Explore this lovely home further by clicking on “Search Our Listings” and scroll to the $400,000 homes.  It’s worth a visit!

Snowstorm in Boone

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It looks like this morning we wake up with about 10 inches of snow in Boone.  It’s still coming down but expected to turn to rain shortly and melt it all off.  It sure is pretty though and one more example of the exotic beauty that occurs almost every day in the mountains.  Come visit us and see for yourself.

Boone, NC: A View From Above

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Boone, NC and Appalachian State University at dusk.

As Realtors in Boone, NC we’re constantly traversing the ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  From time to time we come across properties that offer such unique perspectives of the town we love – Boone, NC.  Here you can see the lights of ASU and Boone, NC  on a cold evening in early March.  Living in Boone, NC is living the dream.  I encourage you to take the plunge and come experience it for yourself!