Appalachia Brasstown

Brasstown Has the Perfect Light


Sunrise in Brasstown

“It gets gloomy back in the big mountains. Brasstown has the perfect mixture of darkness and light.”

—Bass Hyatt 2018



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    Vann Helms
    March 21, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I live for the sunrises and sunsets. Years ago I came up with a line that describes the unique nature of these daily events. “The Land of Many Sunsets”. It has the sound of the Cherokee, and describes our ability to move from place to place as the Sun goes down, letting us see multiple sunsets as the mountain horizon changes. When I spent time in the Florida Keys, the sunset was always spectacular, but you only got one a day. How fortunate we are to enjoy so many within that last half hour. Here’s a post I did of sunsets at Linville Gorge, all photos made within a half hour of each other.

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    March 20, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I agree- the photo truly captures it well!

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    March 20, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    What a wonderful view!

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    Paulette Tonielli
    March 20, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Miss Cindy, I love living here too. The people are open and accepting, and the scenery? As my youngest grandchild had said many times, “Grandma, aren’t we lucky to live in such a beautiful place?”.

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    March 20, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Tipper thats a beautiful picture. Looks like a painting. First day of Spring and my youngest daughter, s Birthday. Tipper, remember sometimes i would talk about the little woman i took care of, been with her for 41/2 yrs. Well she passed away Sunday night. Bless her heart. I know she’s in a better place. God Bless you all!

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    March 20, 2019 at 9:50 am

    It gets dark here at my house, but not nearly as dark as it does back in the hills of eastern KY. I never realized how pitch dark it can get back in those mountains until I lived in the city for awhile and went back home for a visit. It’s no wonder I was terrified to go outside as a child. Mom would describe the darkness by saying, “I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face.”

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    March 20, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Now that is a spectacular picture for the first day of Spring!

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    Miss Cindy
    March 20, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Beautiful sunrise in Brasstown, I love living here!

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    Ron Stephens
    March 20, 2019 at 8:29 am

    In the county where I grew up there was a coal camp down in a holler so dark young girls would marryk in part just to get out. The older I get the more I like the light. You all are fortunate to have both mountains and open valleys.

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    Sheryl Paul
    March 20, 2019 at 6:37 am


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