Here’s the New River on January 29th. We’re coming out of the cold snap and you can see the ice floes in the stream. We are listing this beautiful cabin right on the New River in Glendale Springs just east of Jefferson, North Carolina.
Here’s a set of falls below Whitetop Mountain. It’s one of my favorite sets of rapids and changes dramatically with rainfall or snow runoff. It’s high today, loud, snowy and beautiful. It epitomizes peace, tranquility and all the other reasons I moved to the mountains for. Somehow just standing by them makes me feel more human and I guess that’s why I live here.
Here is the infinite view from 4800′ elevation at the home atop Rich Mountain, one off our clients bought today. as soon as she walked in she knew that this was the home for her and her six grown sons and all the grandchildren. We take pleasure in helping people find their perfect home and sharing in their happiness. But I envy their view!!
This is such a beautiful lot at the top of Laurel Ridge between Boone and Valle Crucis with heart-stopping views! The seller had been trying to sell it unsuccessfully by himself for some time. With the help of Boone Real Estate marketing we were able to quickly pair him with an interested buyer who closed on this gorgeous tract this week. We assisted the seller in efficiently obtaining a septic permit through our experience in preparing land tracts for sale and once this was obtained we were able to mail the seller a check for his land. If you have a home or tract of land you’d like to sell quickly and easily in the high country near Boone and Blowing Rock, Boone Real Estate may be the solution. Call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to help!
It is another beautiful morning in the high country! 6:27 am, 58°, and the sun about to peak through the first little leaflets emerging from our trees. What an exquisite place to live! I often pinch myself and wonder what I’ve done right in my life to deserve this. Suffice it to say I am humbled and grateful for the privilege of enjoying this wonder.
Yesterday we decided to put some good privacy screen up at matts house in Blowing Rock, NC. We chose Leyland Cypress as a good natural barrier. These are the dark green plants you see every 10 feet in the foreground. Sharon and I planted these 5 years ago at her mom’s house and they are 20 feet tall now. I love planting flowers bushes and trees in the mountains. Isn’t it always such a pleasure to watch things grow!
Dogwoods are reaching full bloom this week in the NC mountains. This is our state flower/tree. When in bloom this blossom is perhaps the most beautiful bloom of the spring. By the time these beauties bloom the mountain weather is turning exotic and lovely. I just thought I’d share one of my favorite sights.
My goodness but it has been a protracted end of winter in the mountains this year and aren’t we glad to see the onset of spring! Here is the herald of spring, my favorite early flower – the forsythia. We’ve caught this one a bit ahead of peak but we thought you’d want to see how it looks precisely on April 11th. In another few days with the sun gleaming on its bright little petals it is perhaps the most glorious flower on the planet. And it is especially welcome at the end of a long winter. Whenever I see its beautiful flowers I am filled with the halcyon hope of wonderful weather to come, that life is good and all is well on Earth. We will try to keep you abreast of all the bloomings ahead this season. Next we should have for you the Bradford Pears, Azaleas and Dogwoods. Keep visiting and enjoy the blossoming of spring right here on these pages!
Here’s the way March 28th looks on top of Seven Devils North Carolina. You can see the old ski slopes in the distance. People still come here for the tubing runs in winter and zip lines in the summer. With all this snow at almost 5000 feet elevation in early spring, you can imagine how cool it will be when everybody is sweltering in summertime. This is certainly been a prolonged winter in won’t the advent of spring be beautiful when it arrives this Easter weekend!
It has snowed nail on off for about 3 days. It looks to me like we’ve got about 8 inches. The roads are fine and the mountains are beautiful. By the weekend they are forecasting the high Fifty’s. The forsythia and daffodils are just waiting to burst. Come CS in the mountains of Boone North Carolina soon.
It’s another winter storm warning for Boone North Carolina. We’re supposed to get 5 to 10 inches of snow. Although this part of spring is hard to take and we can get cabin fever there’s no day that isn’t beautiful in Boone, North Carolina. I’ll go home and get the dog and cat inside and wake up to start snow blower in the morning. It’s another invigorating and exotic moment in the mountains of North Carolina.
Isn’t it a gorgeous day in Boone, NC! And all of that beauty is augmented by the knowledge that so many more with exotic temperatures and mountain breezes are just ahead. This halcyon moment – the onset of spring in the high country is exquisite. I don’t know anywhere else in the world that radiates with such natural splendor. Next week I expect the forsythia will burst into bloom. Today I saw daffodils popping at Sharon’s farm. Winter withdraws with a roar with it dropping to 19 degrees tonight but the beauty of spring in on the way and I’m grateful beyond words to be able to celebrate it in Boone, NC!
The loudest sound in the mountains today is the ice falling off the trees. The strongest one have survived, if slightly bowed for the moment. These natural exigencies are part of the rite of spring. Winter’s last gasp. Almost last gasp as we forecast 5-10″of snow now thru Sunday. But by then we’re in March and winter’s losing her battle with spring. Here comes the sun!
Here is my morning view on my two-minute commute to work. That’s Howard’s Knob and Rich Mountain in the background with Snake Mountain in the far distance. In the foreground is the Boone Public Gold Course with Watauga Medical just behind. This is what a beautiful small mountain town looks like on a gorgeous brilliant winter morning.