A friend who is a professor at a nearby university notified me yesterday of a job posted there–a site operator for a precipitation monitoring site on Mount Mitchell. It’s a once a week job that pays well for the two hours necessary to perform the necessary tasks. I got the job. I couldn’t resist. I live so close–you can’t live much closer to Mount Mitchell than here–though even then it still probably takes thirty-five minutes to get up there. But to get paid to go to Mount Mitchell is a little dream come true. I’ll be up there every week, and what a boon that will be to my creative life. You can expect regular reports from me on these trips, plus photos, botanical delights, and paintings.
Here’s two paintings I’ve done of Mount Mitchell: