A few have asked about the blog’s banner photo. It is a portion of a picture from one of my favorite places, an “undisclosed location” within the Appalachian Mountains. Actually it is from the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina, the “undisclosed location” bit is just a bigfootery term that the aspiring high level “Bigfoot Researcher” should learn. In the sense that my photos have been published in newspapers, books and on-line, and I have received compensation for them, I could use the bigfootery tendency to claim more than achieved and call myself a professional photographer. But really, I am just someone who likes to capture places and moments in time with photos.
As an aside, the Brushies have many apple orchards and seem to have a decent amount of bigfoot related activity in the late summer and into the fall, perhaps I should have kept it an “undisclosed location”. Your mileage with the locals will definitely vary.