Bass Lake, Blowing Rock, NC

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing,
taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”

Mary Lou Cook


Seasons Change

Bass Lake, Blowing Rock, NC

“The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August,
and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair
amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 1809-1894
One of best regarded American poets of 19th cty.

Too many legs to love?

Ichneumon Wasp, Bass Lake, Blowing Rock, NC

“Two-legged creatures we are supposed to love as we love ourselves.
The four-legged, also, can come to seem pretty important.
But six legs are too many from the human standpoint.”

Joseph W. Krutch, 1893-1970
American ecology writer and naturalist
from Knoxville, Tennessee



St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Blowing Rock, NC

“‘The Word became flesh,’ wrote John,
‘and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth’ (John 1:14).
That is what the incarnation means.
It is untheological. It is unsophisticated. It is undignified.
But according to Christianity, it is the way things are….
One of the blunders religious people are particularly fond of making
is the attempt to be more spiritual than God.”

Frederick Buechner, b. 1926