Monday, April 19, 2010

2010-04-17 Saturday - WCU Visit, Dillsboro

This weekend we went to an open house at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.  To say the town of Cullowhee is small would be an understatement.  We had to stay in Dillsboro since there is nowhere to stay near the college.

We were very impressed with the school and the programs offered.  Stephanie is interested in chemistry and forensics and WCU has some fine programs to offer in both.  It's her decision, and I don't envy her.  This could be a tough choice.

The hotel we stayed in was right on the bank of the Tuckasegee River and we could walk out our patio door to be on the bank.  Saturday morning there was a lot of activity with mallard ducks, Canadian geese, and a heron all out feeding and preening.  I tried to get a few pictures in before we had to check out and get to the open house.

The river runs 24/7 --they never even turn it off.
(You may laugh, but they turn the Pigeon river off and on.)

About 8:00 am.

The hill across the river.

A bit closer...

Closer yet shows the veins in the rock.

Some ruffled feathers...

Easily smoothed.

A heron!  I love herons.

I caught the heron fishing.
Sorry about the shaky camera work, 
but I was zoomed way out.

1 comment:

Penni said...

Beautiful pictures! I love herons too! We get loads of them around here, I see them all the time! Some even stay all winter!