I just received a few copies of the 2012 Blowing Rock Community Calendar which is published by the Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority. This calendar was developed following the theme of “Rocks of Blowing Rock” using images submitted by Blowing Rock area professional and amateur photographers, and it “is intended to celebrate the aesthetic and historic value of the various rock structures in the area.” This September, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) will sponsor “Between a Rock and an Art Place,” a celebration of these stones that form the foundation of Blowing Rock and the art that captures the distinct beauty of these rocks for eternity.
I encourage you to examine your copy of this free community calendar to be reminded of the variety of stonework and natural stone outcroppings found throughout the community, ranging from historic town buildings, to churches, to stone walls, and to natural features along the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. I am honored that three of my images were selected for inclusion in this community tourism development project.
Stacked rock walls like this one at Bass Lake are an ode to the creativity and skill of the stone masons that built them. Both stacked and mortared rock work can be seen on the historic Cone property. This image was chosen for the month of March in the 2012 calendar.
My image of the St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church was chosen for the month of May, and October features my image of beautiful fall foliage alongside a Bass Lake stone bridge. As I stated above, I’m honored that three of my images were chosen for the calendar this year.