Visited Grandfather Mountain just before hurricane Florence hit the mountains with Dakota. He is to the far left and the hawk watchers were to the left. The clouds were spectacular and impressive.

Flo looks like a clock.

My cat, a Russian Blue, is one gorgeous cat who is smart, walks with us and can catch hummingbirds (I do not like that). Attitude, every bit of it when she wants to be a butt, either way she is a poster cat. I chose the smokey color for safety purposes outside. My other cat Chubbs is black. So far so good.

One Moore Time
Appalachian State’s Senior running back Jalin Moore enters his final season as a Mountaineer.

Final year for the outstanding senior running back from Shelby, N.C./Crest. Looking forward to a great year.

Male Swallowtail
Swallowtail feeds young family.

Recently at Valle Crucis Park, mainly getting exercise, I noticed a lot of birds racing low across the open fields. They were fast and agile, darting one direction to the next searching for food.

I was close to a box and it was numbered ’81.’ While observing the feeding of several birds one came close, landed and entered the box. I took a picture and noticed it was a Tree Swallow. All of those birds were Tree Swallows. They are a fast flying songbird. Males have a bluish color and the females not so pronounced. The notched tail is a trademark of the swallowtail.

Anyway, I photographed this one male coming and going from the box. No doubt there are young ones in box 81.