Sunday, August 28, 2011

Out in NC tobacco country in late August

Needless to say that we have a certain nostalgia for tobacco in this part of the world. Some actually say that we consider it a vegetable. You may have seen my previous post (guest post actually) on the old tobacco auctioneers and my post from visiting a tobacco warehouse. Many of you found that fascinating as a piece of emblematic americana that is fast disappearing. Anyway one of the best drives to take here in northwest North Carolina is up around Hanging Rock State Park and Pilot Mountain - Highway 66 (not me in the video - just one I grabbed from youtube) for those who want to give it a shot. These are from a couple of days ago, I hope you enjoy them.


Jessica said...

Love the shot where you captured the red dirt. And Pilot Mtn of course!

Yarddawg said...

There will be a tobacco auction Tuesday in Rural Hall. Public is welcome.

Hampton House Art and Framing said...

The top photo is of the old Moore's Springs restaurant. Before opening the gallery, my mother worked there and would bring home fried chicken. You used to be able to cross the street and get spring water from an old spring house though I don't know if it's still there.