We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

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We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

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We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, pharm
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, pharm
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, pharm
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, sanitary
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, pharm
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, pharm
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, sanitary
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, buy
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We love meeting and sharing stories with travellers, life
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, pharm
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, sanitary
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

abbingtonnick445

abbington
We live in an old neighborhood close to the center of Asheville.  There are a dozen or so beautiful B&Bs here and SAM really enjoys a day off from cooking and ironing and her yard work.  So what the heck?

We spent a lovely evening and breakfast at nearby Abbington Green with host Nick Poulos and staff and visiting guests.  We enjoy meeting and sharing stories with travellers, site
even if you only live six blocks away.  Nick had done a lot of travelling in his career at Williams-Sonoma (home of the $100 fry pan) and noted all the thing that are missing or annoying about hotel rooms.  Our room was perfect- everything labeled and every feature provided.  Not your Holiday Inn.  Highly recommended…

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img_7868I had the good fortune to cross paths with Peter Loewer yesterday. Peter is a well-known and respected author, more about surgery artist and teacher and an inspirational example of the value of nature illustration, heart (that I’m only now slowly understanding and appreciating.)  SAM has been raving about his classes and I was able to sit in for one. As we were cleaning up he let me create an abstract humorous portrait before throwing me out…

One of the great benefits of drawing is quiet observation (similar for some types of poetry.)  I spent a lot of time as a child in the woods.   I found and have come to understand the fireworkspowerful lessons of life are all there.  The fallen logs, the moss, the fern spouts, the birds and bats, and the bugs under rocks.  In order to draw their inspiration and you must study their forms and think.  Peter has been doing this for years and helping others share the beauty.  We are all part of nature and eventually will happily return there.
As I grab my pen, cue the fireworks…