Saturday, October 14, 2017

The jewel of the Blue Ridge

That's what they call Asheville North Carolina.  I've spent a lot of time in the Carolinas and  must say I agree!  If you take the time to get to know the city and its surrounding attractions, one can't help but agree!

The fall colors are starting to peak...

We've had a strange mix of warm weather and rain that somehow turned the often colorful fall into more of a green to no leaves kind of fall...

Hazel was "pointing" leaves, then chasing them as they dropped

There goes another one!

Asheville is home to so many gifted artists.  It is one of my favorite cities in the US.

Yard art anybody?

More about these later...

Does anybody recognize this?  It's a genuine IBM time clock.  Employees are assigned a number along the periphery of the wheel.  An employee moves the handle in the center to their number and pushes a punch which actually spins cylinders and mechanically records your time in and out to the second!

A 1915 Ford Model T... This is a "Copperhead" - so named because of the BRASS radiator...

WOW, a 1940 Packard 120 Coupe!

The '55 Caddy Sedan... This is a series 60 Special.  Elvis Pressley bought one of these!

An American LaFrance fire truck is parked in the foreground.  This Type 20 chain drive rumbled up and down the steep hills of Asheville in the 1920's. The Edsel is a 1959 Corsair,

The dashboard layout of the infamous Edsel

This rather innocuous looking barn is where the cars are kept!

Take a closer look...

How about a rabbit in a chair...

While three more rabbits ride a steam punk unicycle!

Perfect for the golfer in your family...

Two black bears easily knock over a bird feeder in this really detailed broze

Like a bolt of lightening... Be true to yourself!

There's also a great REO Flying Cloud and a '26 Caddilac Limo...

Hope all enjoy the pics.  Got to go!


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