Friday, April 12, 2013

Skywatch Friday

It's another Skywatch Friday! This meme is hosted by

I took these pictures last Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful, warm day here on the mountain. My husband was tilling up a couple of garden spots. My daughter "helping" him. Couldn't have asked for a prettier day.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Novels That Capture Appalachia

I am posting this on both this blog and my other blog, Free Spirit Books.

An avid reader, I decided to make a list of novels that truly capture Appalachia and it's people. This is by no means a complete list- this is just the top of the stack.
I admit the list is heavy with Lee Smith and Robert Morgan, but if you've read them you will know why. No one captures Appalachian people and culture like they do.

I welcome any comments. I'd love to hear what books other readers feel really capture the life in this beautiful corner of the world.

Oral History by: Lee Smith

My Old True Love by: Sheila Kay Adams

Black Mountain Breakdown by: Lee Smith

Cataloochee by: Wayne Caldwell

The Hinterlands by: Robert Morgan

Christy by: Catharine Marshall

The Devil's Dream by: Lee Smith

The Coal Tattoo by: Silas House

Fair and Tender Ladies by: Lee Smith

Gap Creek by: Robert Morgan

Velva Jean Learns to Drive by: Jennifer Niven

Wish You Well by: David Baldacci

Saving Grace by: Lee Smith

 Moon Women  by: Pamela Duncan

A Parchment of Leaves by: Silas House

Roxanna Slade by: Reynolds Price

Friday, April 5, 2013

Skywatch Friday

It's another Skywatch Friday! (I missed last week.) This is a weekly meme hosted by Since I've been participating in this meme I have met some awesome bloggers from around the world.
Here is my skywatch photo:

This one was taken in my yard a few weeks ago. It was a warm evening, just before dark.

I can't wait to see the other skywatch photos for this week!

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Beth :)