Sunday, July 13, 2008

Inside Asheville

If it was possible I might never leave this mountain top.



I could even get used to that without an internet connection over time.



I have come to learn and accept that as much as lush green serenity is good for my soul, so is contact with members of my own tribe. Oddly, I have to make some effort for this to happen on a frequent enough basis. I could get lost in a small garden in a big city and never come out.

When I do mingle with humans being, I am often rewarded with sights like the Asheville Drum Circle.



My hips even swiveled a few beats while I watched the crowd and listened to the steady rhythmic beat.



An hour long wait at the restaurant of choice sent us walking off to find their best competitor. They had kindly suggested it when asked. A nice stroll in downtown Asheville had been part of the plan anyway.



The fading light was not the best for picture taking.



Next time I need to come earlier. There is much to see.





The view from our table.



Closeup of the companion painting seen earlier.



After dinner it was dark and the statues come out.



A different form of art and beauty can be found in the city. I have not even scratched the surface.



When this mountain lets go of me, it will be good to see more of the city.

9 comments:

lola said...

It's nice to see other parts of the world but if the mtns get hold of you they never let go even when you live miles away. You will always hear a calling to come back to the mtns. They get into your blood, your mind & your soul. You can never be content or truly happy without them.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have never lived in the mountains but I think I could.

It looks like you had a nice time in the city. It is always nice to step out. Your return home is so apprciated.

chuck b. said...

Some community is a good thing! Asheville looks terribly groovy.

A half-an-hour from Clyde according to Google Maps.

Frances, said...

You have been very fortunate in the choice of mountain on which to settle, with Asheville as the close big town. We are never disappointed on our trips there with music and art always a factor. Sunday evening at the Jack in the Woods is an open circle of celtic musicians, one of my favorite ways to sip beer. Glad to see you out and about.

Les, Zone 8a said...

Ashville is one of the hippest little cities around. Good food, good art, good music, good lodging and good karma. We spent our honeymoon there many years ago and would go back in a heart beat. When you have the time, spend the coin and see the Biltmore gardens, and maybe the house too.

Christopher C. NC said...

Asheville is possibly stratospherically hip and groovy. I keep telling myself when the cabin is done I will partake of its charms more often. Hopefully, it being in the center of a development and migration bulls eye won't kill off what makes it so unique.

The real question may be, do I want to be or can I be an aging hipster? Is that me? Does it matter?

Les I have been to the Biltmore and applied for a job at the Biltmore. Seeing the gardens, conservatory and house are worth the coin.

Let's All Go To The Biltmore is one of the most hit on posts by a google search.

Siria said...

Christopher,
Asheville is wonderful and it has so much to offer. However, the beauty of it is that you get to return to your beautiful spot on the mountain. You have the best of both worlds. And...you don't have to be an aging hipster to love Asheville.

lisa said...

Well, you cannot control the aging, so if you ARE a hipster....anyhow, the point I get out of growing older is to enjoy your jollies when and where you can, and never ask why! Call me whatever you want, just don't call me late for fun of any kind! :)

Frances, said...

There is a certain dignity to the aging hipster. You are what you is!