Another draw to the area was the Lake Eden Art Festival (LEAF). Held outside the small community of Black Mountain near Asheville, twice a year, this 3-day festival provides a wide diversity of music, handicrafts, poetry, healing arts and gourmet and international food options. Unfortunately, our lack of planning shut us out on this event. With only 5500 tickets available, the event was sold out before it even started. LEAF's mission is to "connect cultures and enrich lives through arts". This is definitely an event that we will be looking out for in the future.
|Jonas Gerard at work|
Downtown Asheville is home to a number of galleries and top-quality restaurants. On our evening stroll, mimes and musicians played for tips. In Pritchard Park, the Asheville Drum Circle was gathered for the weekly Friday night event. For no charge, anyone wanting to join the group, can sit in and play their percussion instrument.
|Young male elk|
|Alan along Moccasin Creek|
Now, we're back in Florida and will be making a few more stops before heading home.
|Hot Duck Soup|
|At U. S. Cellular Center|
|Male elk bugling for attention|
|In Jonas' studio|
|Mime in Asheville|
|At Cataloochee Valley|
|Simple Folk Band at Waynesville Apple Festival|