This morning I traveled out of my garage and immediately noticed the ruby sky turning to blue as the sun was rising over the Western Carolina mountains.  I thought to myself:  If I wasn't blessed enough to live here I would move here!  My day was filled  enjoying the views of the Hiawassee River and the Fires Creek Mountains along the way as I drove through Brasstown's John C. Campbell Folk School and onward to the neighboring town of Hayesville.  After moving through Hayesville I traveled Tusquittee Road and just got my breath taken away by the beauty of the Tusquittee mountains and Tusquittee Creek!  I am sure where most folks live is pretty but in the Western Carolina Mountains we take the beauty of our surroundings for granted not!  We count our blessings and enjoy them everyday!  I just thought I would share.................

Kelly R. Hopkins