Panorama shot from the cross above Lake Junaluska. The lake is 30 miles west of Asheville, N.C. It was formed by damming Richland Creek in 1913. The United Methodist Church has maintained a conference center here since that time. My good friend from college friend, Jack Mershon, is crafting scale models of several historic buildings at the center.
Evening view from Jack and Donna Mershon's home on the side of Little Mountain in Waynesville is a palette of blue. It is obvious why these mountains were named the Blue Ridge. This is near the southern terminus of famous parkway of the same name. It rides along the high ridge in the background.
Donna Mershon sets out the evening meal on their second floor deck. This is a favorite place for her and Jack to dine. She proclaimed this as the first meal of the summer. It was beautiful, fresh and cool out there tonight.