On the way up to Wayah Bald, highest mountain in the western North Carolina Appalachian Mountains, this scenic cabin still stands
after years of storms and snowfalls.
Captured here on the day after the first snowfall of the winter season
and presented in a fine art oil painting style.
Built in 1916, Wilson Lick was the first ranger station
of the newly formed Nantahala National Forest.
The Forest's first District ranger, Grady Siler,
lived at Wilson Lick from 1917 through 1918.
In 1929, Gilmer Setser lived at Wilson Lick
with his wife and daughter.
His forest service duties included maintaining
telephone lines and manning the wooden fire tower
that he helped to build on Wayah Bald.
In 1937 and 1938, Wayah Bald...
After 30 years in the floral and plant nursery business, Debra and Dave Vanderlaan sold both businesses and turned their life-long photography hobby into full-time obsession. The Vanderlaans are both award-winning photographers and well-known both domestically and internationally.
Many of their images showcase the tropical landscapes of South Florida and the mountain vistas of the Smoky Mountains and many gorgeous scenes around the world. Their motto is Celebrate Life and that seemed a natural name for their gallery. Their images have been displayed in the Smithsonian Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Turchin Art Center in Boone NC, Palm Beach Photography Museum and many other museums and galleries around the country. Some of their...
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