Snowy morning – taken from deck in Boone, NC.

Snowy morning on my deck in Boone NC

Meet Alex the dog


I’ll admit I was not born a dog lover but this one has stolen my heart.  She is a sweetheart!

Whitetop, Virginia

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My Amazing Girlfriend!

Can She Shop or What!

Two Nights' Shopping!

My amazing girlfriend Sharon has two wonderful characteristics – first she is beautiful and has a great sense of taste and second she’s cheap – she bought eleven pair of “Bandolino” Italian designer shoes for about $11/pair! I guess we’ll have to go out more often now!

Mike de Camara helping me sell high country nc real estate…

Mike after digging through a lot of hard rock on Beech Mountain while installing a wooded real estate sign…

Mike de Camara helping make my clients' home look better!

A Great Way to Spend Time with your Son!

Boone Sunrise Rotary Hears Beers

The new Appalachian State University Brewery Program was explained to us this morning. Shea Tuberly took us down to the brewery project and enlightened us all on the high art of brewing.

Beer in the Morning for Boone Rotary Program!

Autumn Begins with the Locusts in Watauga County

First Signs of Fall in Late July...

The locusts are already beginning to turn in Watauga County. This shot is on 421 heading south toward Boone near the Tennessee line in Zionville on my way back from Sharon’s this weekend on July 31st. Hard to believe Fall is coming already!

Welcome to Sharon’s New Grandson Wesley Hayden!

Welcome Wesley Hayden!

What a great thing it is to welcome a new grandchild into the family! From left to right this is Sharon’s mother Lucy, her daughter in law Katie and son Jonathan Hayden holding their son Wesley.

Mike de Camara on Howards Creek in Boone NC

Grooming Creek Tract in Boone NC

Here’s my son Mike helping me groom a land tract with an enormous state hatchery supported trout stream just north of Boone. What a beautiful place to live!

The Beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Feathered Views of the Mountains...

Aren’t the Blue Ridge Mountains one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen.  The sky, the clouds, the air, the breeze, the ridgelines undulating to horizon all humble me with the beauty of nature.