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.
This 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?
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.
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.
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.