The Rolling Pastures of the Rutherford Foothills
About ten miles east of the Blue Ridge Escarpment along Lake Lure, you’ll find the most pastoral setting imaginable. Wide expanses of green rolling hills carry the eye to the distant horizon. This is the western edge of the Piedmont Plateau.
Dairy cows stay cool around a pasture pond, with Tryon Mountain barely visible to the south.
Late summer Honeysuckle winds around a Trumpet Vine as the Sun begins to set. This area between Rutherfordton and Lake Lure has remained relatively unchanged for decades. Why does it remind me of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony?