Banana Kefir Egg Smoothie

Are you starving and needing something delicious right now that’s not junk?

Banana Kefir Egg smoothie in a glass

This is creamy, sweet, zingy, aromatic, full bodied, filling, easy, fast, portable and packed with real food.

If you have an immersion blender, just throw in a banana, a raw egg, some kefir (or yogurt, buttermilk or whole milk), add a few drops of vanilla extract and a teaspoon or two of maple syrup and whip it up. Sprinkle some fresh grated cinnamon on top.

Sip this while you are making the rest of your meal or dump it into a to-go cup. The nutritional value and flavor of this (or any food you make) is ramped up if you use organic ingredients, eggs from your favorite chicken lady and home made kefir or yogurt that has no sugar added.

RockWall HDR

This wall caught my attention one morning as the sun brought out the texture of the rocks. So I thought I should set up for another HDR shot. It’s at the Pisgah Forest ranger station on Hwy 276 just north of Brevard, NC (35.284425, -82.727318)

Icy Looking Glass Falls

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Looking Glass Falls

Just a few miles north of Brevard on Hwy 276 is this most accessible, picturesque and classic waterfall. You can literally see it from your car, but it is worth getting out and walking down to on the well maintained boardwalk any time or day of the year (especially in the early morning when it’s … Read more

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Here is one of my old favorite photos that awakened my interest in digital photography on a bright spring day. I knew from then on, that nature photography would always be a part of my life. All the photos on this site are mine, unless otherwise stated. I will try to make them high quality … Read more

Brevard Area Geography

The landscape near my adopted home town of Brevard NC is dominated not by the mountains and the waterfalls (which Transylvania County is famous for), but the broad fertile plain of the French Broad River. It is one of the oldest rivers in one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Its meandering character … Read more