I'm in Love With Living & Working in Western North Carolina

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097


Maybe its because the summer weather has been so hot everywhere, but it got me thinking about why I'm in love with living and working in Western North Carolina...I know the summer will end and morph gently into fall...which will ease silently into winter...which will then burst forward into spring - so there's always certainty of a change in seasons.

 

One of the other things I love about the mountains of Western North Carolina is that the curving mountain roads always, always, always hold a scenic surprise whenever I round the bend.  And the views are different from hour to hour, day to day and season to season.  It doesn't matter if I drive the same route a dozen times a day, the same physical location will yield a dozen different views.

 

Working in real estate affords me tremendous opportunities to embrace the glorious beauty of our region.  How lucky can we be to work in a profession that one of our tools of the trade is a camera?  My clients are always happy to take momentary respites from house hunting to enjoy the reason they want to live here.  I may not give them time to eat, but I surely make time for the scenery.

 

It's my hope that you'll enjoy viewing these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

  

Moses Creek Field in Summer | www.MoonDancerRealty.comThis is from a road in Jackson County called Moses Creek.  It is only about 10 minutes from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.  I took this in summer when my brother Mitchell was visiting.  Can you even imagine owning property as beautiful as this?

 

 

Conley Creek in Autumn | www.MoonDancerRealty.com 

Out on Conley Creek Road in Whittier just past the Smoky Mountain Country Club lays this idyllic farm scene.  I took this photo in early autumn and I can remember thinking that there are so many places here that are easy to image what it looked like 100 years ago.

 

Maggie Valley Creek in Winter | www.MoonDancerRealty.com 

Up a little side road in Maggie Valley maybe a couple hundred yards from the main road US19 was this incredible cascading creek right next to a house I was showing.  This was taken in winter and I no longer remember what the house looked like, for me it was all about the creek...and thinking about breakfast! Maggie Valley is home to my favorite breakfast spot in the whole world, as I know it anyway.  If you get within 50 miles of Maggie Valley you just have to try Joey's Pancake House.

 

 

Cannon's Corner Azalea Spring | www.MoonDancerRealty.com 

And then there's spring in Dillsboro.  We see lots of azaleas here in the mountains, but the deep deep rich red color blooms are less frequently seen.  This red azalea is on the walkway leading to the MoonDancer Realty office in Cannon's Corner.  We've been in business one way or another here for better than 25 years and the blooming of this plant always marks the end of winter for me.

 

I count my blessings everyday for I know how fortunate I am.  It is ridiculously easy to show why I'm in love with living and working in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

When you are looking for that perfect piece of mountain property and would enjoy working with someone who not only knows this area but also is madly in love with this area, we're the real estate agency you need to be with!  Remember our name...MoonDancer Realty.

 

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Peter den Boer
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Mona - I have travelled all around this great country, but I still love the mountains of NC the most. Enjoy and have a great day!

Jul 28, 2011 01:29 AM #1
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Mona Gersky
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Thank you Peter, Northern Georgia mountains are incredible also. Thanks for taking this mini vacation.

Jul 28, 2011 01:53 AM #2
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Jerry Newman
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Hi Mona, I have never had the opportunity to travel to Western North Carolina, but these photos of your area are very stunning and beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and I see why you love it there.

Jul 28, 2011 02:04 AM #3
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Tammy Lankford,
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I have only visited your part of the country in summer.  Perhaps in the near future it's time for me to make a quick trip to enjoy part of a different season.  I love the stream in the photo taken near Maggie Valley... I need to go digging thgouh my photos and find a photo of me as a girl in what might be that same stream.

Jul 28, 2011 02:04 AM #4
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Good Morning Mona,  Looks like such a great area.  I always like countryside vs. city.  Thanks for sharing.

Jul 28, 2011 02:06 AM #5
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Sharon Lee
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Good morning Mona-I love azalea's especially red ones. A friend of mine wants to move to the mountains of NC I will have to find out where that is. All your pics are so tranquil and beautiful. Have yourself a great day and say HI to Leslie.

Jul 28, 2011 02:20 AM #6
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
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Mona - after reading you're description of Western, North Carolina and gorgeous photos, I'm ready to pack my bags! I'm a country girl at heart and someday will move to a place just like this - or maybe right in your neighborhood!

Jul 28, 2011 03:33 AM #7
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Harry Smith Jr.
Keller Williams Realty Northville Market Center - Detroit, MI
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Great pics Mona, it's easy on the eyes to see nature's many beautiful faces. I see tall buildings and concrete all the time living in a big city, looking at those pictures gave me a brief moment of peace.

Jul 28, 2011 04:10 AM #8
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Mona Gersky
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Hello Jerry, it is a trip you would never regret!  The best part is that these views aren't even the most spectacular views...but if I showed those, everyone would come...hmmm, they'd have to work with someone to buy a house, right?

Hey Tammy, find that photo and here's a good offer for you.  Get yourself up here this fall and I'll take you to Joey's Pancake House!

Hi Will, we only have city-lite here lol.  I used to live in Farmington, NM and we would go into Colorado quite often. That's lovely too.

Sharon, good morning to you and Leslie will hear your greetings when she returns from the courthouse.  You tell your friend that the mountains of NC are wherever I am!  ;-)  I hope Lindsey is continuing to prosper.

Kristine, we could use a good stager here...you'd practically have the arena to yourself.  At the very least come for a little trip. I know you like to hike...I would do that with you whether you want my company or not!

To my new friend Harry, when I was growing up in Warren (just outside of Detroit for those not familiar with Detroit geography), my family used to go to a place called Yates Cider Mill.  I'm sure its changed a lot but I hope its still there - my memories of that place are very much like these photos.  With the exception of the four wild Gersky children...a very peaceful outdoorsy retreat.  If you haven't been, please go and then blog about how "nature" isn't that far from Detroit.

Jul 28, 2011 04:55 AM #9
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Barbara Hensley
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Mona - it is easy to see you have a full blown love affair going and I can't blame you!  Beautiful scenery and the cool temps compared to my neck of the woods - awesome!  My favorite picture is your first one of the barn.

Jul 28, 2011 07:55 AM #10
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Mona Gersky
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Hi Barbara, you probably have some great barns out your way too.  They are some of my favorite subjects.  Your blogs are always written as though you are in love with your area too.

Jul 28, 2011 08:45 AM #11
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It will likely be spring... this fall we have GOT to go west...  We haven't seen my mom in law in 4 years. *well three for my husband and 4 for me.  But next spring for sure.

Jul 28, 2011 11:16 AM #12
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Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
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as the saying goes.. "you have to stop and smell the roses" or see and smeall whatever nature has there for you to enjoy... great post, Mona

Jul 28, 2011 01:13 PM #13
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Mona Gersky
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Hi Tammy, spring will be fine but we'll go dutch!  ;-}  Just kidding.

Thanks Sheila, I'm lucky to be here.

Jul 28, 2011 02:12 PM #14
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Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
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Stunningly gorgeous photo's - simply breathtaking, Mona!  It is very easy to see why you love every day living in Western North Carolina!

Jul 28, 2011 10:08 PM #15
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Mona Gersky
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Hi Karen! So, your are getting back to splashing around.  Next time you and your family go camping - head this way, I hear there's some good stuff in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park ;-)

Jul 29, 2011 01:39 AM #16
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