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Sunday, November 18, 2012

“Rugged Hills, Gentle Folk”

This is my favorite book to bring out in the Fall.

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The full name is Rugged Hills, Gentle Folk, My Friends and Neighbors in the Big Pine Valley by William J. Weber.

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It is about a community in the mountains of NC near where I lived a few years ago and reminds me so much of the mountain people I knew and the land I lived on.

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I was going to do a mosaic but realized that the cover of the book and even the pages of the book were mosaics in themselves!

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I had to look twice at the little cabin in this photo!

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Here it is up close!

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And this was my Dad’s!

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I’m joining Mary for Mosaic Monday

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Enjoy the week to come

and have a glorious Thanksgiving!

34 comments:

Vee said...

What a sweet cabin in the woods your dad had...does he still? Very pretty book that anyone would enjoy. I love a picture book to this day!

maddyrose said...

I can see why you like to have this book out. The photography is stunning. I had a hard time seeing the cabin at first. What a beautiful setting and the cabin is nearly the twin of your fathers. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Hugs

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful books with amazing photos. Fall is so glorious! hugs, Linda

cucki said...

wow it is truly looks like a wonderful book.
have a lovely day x

DearHelenHartman said...

Sigh. Now there is Helen's dream come true - a log cabin in the hills in autumn. Thank you for sharing.

Susie said...

The cabins could be one and the same. Beautiful pictures. Smiles to you, Susie

Laurie Ritchey said...

That book is beautiful, Diane. I loved seeing all of the Fall pictures, and that does look like your Dad's cabin! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. laurie

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love books like that. And I'd love to explore that old cabin!

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful book and even more special because it belonged to your Dad. I love it- xo Diana

flyingbeader said...

I miss being in the foothills. My family is from Southern Ohio so Fall was always beautiful And how great that your Dad's cabin was in a book that will be seen for years to come by folks wanting to enjoy the thrill and beauty of the Mountains. What a treasure you have there.

Diane Writes said...

Hi there namemate! Happy Sunday! If only we have 4 seasons here in Asia, I would have fall in love with fall too. I love the colors and the idea that it will be Christmas soon.

Thank you for the words of wisdom you left in my blog. I appreciate it. Wishing you a great week ahead namemate!

Donna said...

That looks like a wonderful book! I can see why it is a favorite!

Shannon@A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Much of that scenery is like the mountains where we love to drive thru to look at the pretty colors in the fall. My Mom's grandparents had a cabin in the mountains near a lake and that is where my parents spent their honeymoon. They were so young they couldn't afford anything else and this place was free. The cabin was very rustic but various family members used to love going there. I went there once but just to see it and the surroundings. It was similar to the ones in your book. Just wanted to stop by to wish my very good friend a Happy Thanksgiving week!! Today is my birthday so we are going to one of my favorite places for dinner this evening. I am sure I will eat too much and then there is Thanksgiving in a few days...... Anyway, hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!! ------Shannon

Susan said...

Beautiful photos of a magical place--I can just imagine having Thanksgiving dinner in your dad's cabin. Happy Thanksgiving, Sis, XOXO

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Love that book. Gorgeous pictures. I grew up in eastern KY and while we didn't have the mountains of NC. We did have some very pretty and rather big hills. Couldn't wait to hit the big city when I grew up and now I can't wait to go back.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

It looks like a very charming book that shows an equally charming area. What sweet memories you must have. Have a Happy week and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours~

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Gorgeous pictures in the book and already in mosaic form...lucky you!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

AntKaybe said...

OMG - what a co-inkadink! It looks just like your dad's cabin.

Danice said...

What a great book. I will have to check that out. A happy Thanksgiving to you and your family also :)

The Boston Lady said...

Oh I love your dad's little cabin! I just love the NC mountains and all the people and creatures and beauty that goes along with them. It was our first choice about where to live when we left Florida, but that was before our kids decided California was for them. Fortunately I have come to appreciate the very different mountains (and people) here. I treasure my memories from NC. Ann

Rosewalk Cottage said...

What a beautiful book. I didn't get to NC. this fall and I miss it so much. I need my mountain fix.
~Clara

Lavender Cottage said...

Such a wonderful book, and you're right Diane, it has the mosaics in it for you to share this week. I like the long covered porch on your dad's cabin.
Judith

Kim K. said...

What a gorgeous book. Such a special treasure to remember your dad's cabin. I often think of the girls treehouse as our little cabin in the woods. Hugs!

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful book. The photos are just gorgeous. Such pretty colors. Thanks for sharing.

Judy

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Such a beautiful book, so fitting for the season. North Carolina is on my list of places yet to explore. We've driven through edges of the state, but I want to spend time there exploring, Lord willing.

podso said...

What a nice photo book and fun to see your dad's cabin in it. A bit of family history.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Diane, what a beautiful book, and it is even more special because it contains a pic of your dad's cabin. I would love to be in that cabin for a few days to withdraw from the world. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lorrie Orr said...

The photos in the book are stunning. Isn't autumn colour just amazing? I love how the cabin in the book makes you think of your dad's cabin. What a pretty place.

eileeninmd said...

What a great book, the photos are lovely. I like the cabin in the woods. It would be nice to go to the cabin for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful week and a happy Thanksgiving.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful book and precious memories too.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Such a beautiful book and I am sure it brings back sweet memories of life there for you. The cabin on the hill was beautiful. Think of the views you could enjoy from there. Valerie

W. Latane Barton said...

Such a beautiful place to live and I am sure the book brings back many sweet memories for you. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, my goodness, diane! What a treasure to have your Dad's cabin in the woods featured in this beautiful book. What a little slice of heaven!
I'm so glad I discovered your post. My computer died last weekend and I've been up a creek until we could get my husbands oldy but goodie computer up and running.
Blessings and, did I see a giveaway mentioned? Yippee Skippy!
Hugs and Happy wishes,
Carolynn xo