Category Archives: Land of the Sky

Land of the Sky: Sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sunset Blue Ridge Parkway

Another beautiful sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just outside of Asheville, NC.

The Asheville area is one of the best places in the country to live or visit.  If you are interesting in planning an Asheville get-away, please click here.

Don’t forget to come by the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville to say hello!  We’re at Enter the Earth, suite 125, inside the Grove Arcade.  You can take a virtual tour of the retail store by clicking here!

© 2014, Images and Text, Christopher Lee Matthews

Land of the Sky: River Cane in Cherokee, NC

cherokee rivercane

A grove of river cane on the Cherokee Indian reservation.  River cane (Arundinaria gigantea) belongs to the only genus of bamboo native to the eastern half of North America.  It was once an essential resource for making baskets, arrows, and structures and a stabilizing element for wetlands and streams.  It is now considered endangered, having lost an estimated 95% of its original habitat.