Sunday, October 11, 2009

Welcome to my blog.

I hope you will enjoy all of these photos I
have taken on my journeys to see the many
places that are so sacred to our Cherokee
Just click on each photo to make it larger.
Brenda Crowder

Original Cherokee Land Map
Credit of map goes to Cherokee History

"We are now about to take our leave and kind farewell to our native land, the country that the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that country that gave us is with sorrow we are forced by the white man to quit the scenes of our childhood... we bid farewell to it and all we hold dear."

Charles Hicks, Tsalagi (Cherokee)
Vice Chief on the Trail of Tears, August 4, 1838

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chimney Rock Park, NC

Panoramic view of the mountain
from the lower parking lot.

View looking up at the rock from
the lower parking lot area.

View of the rock from the
upper parking lot area.

View of the stairway to the top part of the rock.

View of the top of the rock from the boardwalk.

Panoramic view from the top parking lot.

Roan Mountain State Park, The Miller Farmstead

Roan Mountain State Park, Inside The Miller Farmstead

The Back Porch

The Kitchen

The Dining Room

The Bedroom

The Living Room

Roan Mountain State Park, The Miller Farmstead

These were taken in the yard.

Orange Blossom Bush

Click on this photo below to see the butterflies.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Roan Mountain State Park, The Miller Farmstead: Life On the Farm

Two calves in the barn.

Close up of hay: They used to stack it like this
to keep it dry in the fields.

The Hog Pen

An Antique plow found in the barn.

More then likely it was last pulled by the last
working horse on the farm, Fred.

Roan Mountain State Park, Botanical Trail