Prospect Hill has a new Innkeeper !
Effective the start of this year, our
Daughter Shelley and her husband Ron Townley have taken over as resident
Innkeepers at Prospect Hill. They come to the job with a
bundle of enthusiasm, fresh
ideas, and a whole lot more energy. Shelley has spent the last 5
years as a Congressional Aide to North Carolina's US Congressman.
Ron is an environmental specialist currently working in Asheville.
Judith and I are still here, living
comfortably in the cottage. We may well show up anytime there's a
lively debate around the breakfast table.
in the Great Smoky Mountains
Each morning (well, almost every morning,
I've been a little slack lately . . .
some mornings I don't make it out there to shoot a picture) we report
on the weather here in the Smoky Mountains of Western
North Carolina, with a temperature check on the front porch of Prospect Hill and
a photograph taken to show what the day looks like here in
Waynesville. Prospect Hill is at an elevation of nearly 3000 feet,
several of the peaks around us are over 6000 feet.. For the benefit
of guests coming up to stay at Prospect Hill for hiking, shopping, relaxing or
to see the Spring flowers or Fall colors, we venture a weather outlook for the
next few days based on several scientific factors known only to mountain folk.
Factors such as how high the birds are flying; which way the
wind is blowing the flag
down at the Legion Post, and whether or not I get wet when I step off the
porch (that's a sure sign of rain).
We also keep track of the high temperature and low temperature
recorded on the front porch.
Low Temperature on the Front Porch this Year - 6 degrees -
High Temperature on the Front Porch this year - 96 Degrees,
Lowest Temperature in the Prospect Hill
Record Book - 4 degrees - Jan 25. 2003
Highest Temperature in the Prospect Hill Record Book - 96 degrees
- July 5, 2012