Thursday, June 6, 2013

At John C. Campbell Folk School


John C. Campbell Folk School is set in a beautiful mountain valley in the little community of Brasstown.  It's pretty idyllic. . .

There are rolling meadows . . .

and gorgeous, funky studios -- this is  Blacksmithing . . .  

There's entertainment every night . . .


and every morning.

Meandering walkways . . .

Mountain views . . .

Sun-dappled trees . . .

And in the midst of all this beauty, a hard-working group of writers.

Working their little fingers to the bone . . .

 Inside . . .

and out, attempting to fulfill the arduous tasks set them by their cruel task mistress (not pictured.)
 Sometimes they are allowed to escape, down the mulch path  . . .

And into the woods, heading for lunch or supper.

Lots of photo ops . . .

Everywhere. . .

My friend and I share one of the bedrooms in the Log House.

And I carry my camera, grabbing pictures when I can.

There will be more tomorrow.
 
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11 comments:

Ms. A said...

Looking forward to more!

Martin said...

Sounds and looks great, Vicki. But that's the most unusual looking forge I've ever seen!

dannie said...

I was there about 12 years ago. I remember almost every second. The first time I saw Contra dancing. I took a photography course and we wandered through all the studios. The food was exceptional. Hope to return someday. Have a great week!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love the Folk School. You got some really great shots.
Sam

Brian Miller said...

ha. looks like a fun place to escape when the task mistress will let you...smiles...

Christie Williamson said...

The courses kind of remind me of Berea, KY and the college there. NICE little town, too.

Thanks for sharing! Gorgeous pics.

Frances said...

Vicki, thank you for introducing me to the Folk School. The setting looks absolutely splendid.

It's sort of amusing to see all those laptops at full click in the midst of gentle, green bucolic landscape!

xo

Merisi said...

Fantastic images of an beautiful place - I am looking forward to see more of it!

Wishing you all the best for your stay there,
Merisi

Vicki Lane said...

The blacksmithing shop is built next too and incorporates and old silo which was obviously the inspiration for the design. It's pretty incredible and I hear the inside is terrific. I'll try to get down there for more pictures.

The food is amazing. One lunch salad was lettuce from the garden, cucumbers, red pepper slivers, mandarin oranges, red onion slivers, and giant spicy-battered, fried shrimp! And they make all their bread. Oh, yum!

Vicki Lane said...

Where's that edit button? "Next to' and 'an old silo' dang it!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Oh my, for once I didn't have Vicki with breakfast, and look what I missed (deferred till lunch!) Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful pics of Campbell School grounds. Enjoy your time when you're not teaching, as well, that is.