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Appalachia Through My Eyes – A Bowl Of Cherries

Life really is a bowl of cherries. Every once in a while I just need to remind myself to spit out the pits.


Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.



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    Gail Williams
    August 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Your photos are amazing. You do have the eye!

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    August 3, 2011 at 3:09 am

    We get the best cherries in June but we’ve still got a lot till almost mid August and then it’s time for figs. Looking forward to watching the video.

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    Suzi Phillips
    August 2, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for the reminder to spit out those pits!! Can’t wait for the video-

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    August 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Looking forward to the video!!! I’ve been finding a lot of pits, lately. Guess I need to spit more, LOL!

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    August 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Tipper, can’t wait to see the video! @Melissa, I have been to the Traverse City Cherry Festival and had a wonderful time. Just returned from that area earlier this week and the trees were loaded with cherries.

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    Miss Cindy
    August 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Those were very fine cherries, Tipper!
    I’m ready to get on with this video. I’ve had a teaser of the story and the music so enough already!

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    August 2, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Those look fantastic!

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    August 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I agree with you. Sometimes the
    sweet tasting cherries of life
    make us forget about the pitfalls
    in there too.
    When I was little, about the first
    grade, we had a huge yellow cherry
    tree that we picked bushels off of
    in late July. Mama canned most of
    them and we got to enjoy cobblers
    during the long winter months…Ken

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    Mike McLain
    August 2, 2011 at 10:31 am

    My favorite fruit are bing cherries and they are in season now and perfect! Just ate some for mid-morning snack.

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    Melissa P (Misplaced Southerner)
    August 2, 2011 at 9:29 am

    So are those Michigan cherries? Little known factoid… the Traverse City Cherry Festival is held on the weekend closest to July 4th. In most years, it’s too early for Michigan cherries and they have to import them from the Northwest.(More in my blog in a few days)

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    Sheryl Paul
    August 2, 2011 at 9:15 am


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    Jim Casada
    August 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Tipper–I like a bowl of cherries better than Gump’s a box of chocolates. With cherries you always get goodness (and a pit), but you can spit out the pit.
    Jim Casada

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    August 2, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I have shared your blog on facebook and I can’t wait to see the rest of this cherry story!
    Smiles, Cyndi

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    August 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Looking forward to the video,know it will be good.

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    B. Ruth
    August 2, 2011 at 8:33 am

    You need to read “If Life Is A Bowl of Cherries, then What Am I
    Doing In the Pits” by Erma Bombeck…so good..
    She is my very favorite female humorist.
    Thanks Tipper,

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    August 2, 2011 at 8:29 am

    So excited about your video! Can’t wait to see it.

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