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Pat

Wow.

Beth

Absolutely gorgeous!

S2

Wish I'd taken that one.

S2.

Siria

I would never tire of it either...it is beautiful! Besides, it is ever changing as those clouds roll in and out.....

Great photo!

marly

I'm from Cullowhee but living up north, and enjoying looking at your pictures--found via zephyr.

marly

Hi Wesley--

Thanks for the note--yes, I moved to Cullowhee when I was thirteen. "Youmans" is a Georgia name, mostly, as there were four brothers who came here before the Revolution, and three went to Georgia (bad move, probably!) Oddly enough, one stayed near where I am now. So the name is common in upstate New York as well. Odd.

My father was a professor of analytical chemistry at WCU, and my mother was head of Serials at the library. I figured that you must be very near my family home... I miss the weather and the landscape, though I'm still on the Appalachian spine.

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