Cashiers, North Carolina

Cashiers North Carolina
Erin Carlyle Photography

Erin Carlyle Photography
Erin Carlyle Photography


I’m playing catch up…we just got home from vacation.  Tada and Poppy have a beautiful house in Cashiers, North Carolina.  We visit the NC house every summer.  The kids love it there and I love the memories we make each year.  It is on several acres right in the middle of a rain forest.  It is amazing to say the least.  I think the temperature high was 73 for this visit.  Wish we could have brought the weather back with us.

One of our many traditions while we are there is to take Tada and Poppy’s Christmas card picture…which is always a picture of our little ones and sometimes their 3 dogs are added into the mix.  And for whatever reason, EVERY YEAR I wait until the very last minute to take the pictures and only have about 30 minutes because we are rushing to get to the airport on time…one year I caused us to miss our flight.  That was not pretty!   Enough rambling…I think we got some good ones this year (despite all of the craziness) for Tada and Poppy to choose from.  The one on the bridge is one we take every year.  It is a hike to get to the bridge but well worth it.  I have a painting (thank you Tada) from this exact picture that was taken 2 summers ago. 


I did not take the picture of mama bear and her two babies below but had to show it to all of you.  Poppy took this picture right before we arrived.  It was taken from the top balcony (where mama and her babies had just been).  They are actually walking right by MY bedroom in this picture.  Oh how I would have loved to see them.  I watched for them the whole trip but never got to see them in person. 


Cashiers, North Carolina

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Tada - July 23, 2009 - 3:23 pm

i can’t wait to see the rest of them – i may try to paint the bridge shot again to measure how much i’ve progressed in my painting. did you doctor poppy’s photo of mama bear and baby bears? it looks so much better on your blog that in my camera!! callie grace carlyle and jackson douglas carlyle are too cute and their mommy is the living end. and i am not biased. xoxoxo

Amy M. - July 23, 2009 - 6:54 pm

I love Jackson’s expression in the first picture! Love his hair too! Great pics!

Amanda C. - July 23, 2009 - 7:26 pm

Erin, these are great! I like the one where J is kissing C. thanks for sharing your artwork and beautiful babies with us!

Jenny - July 23, 2009 - 7:37 pm

Oh Erin- I don’t even know what to say- these are so beautiful- I especially love the first one…oh and the one of Jack kissing his big sister with his little hand curled behind his back—-my, my goodness- you are truly blessed my friend.

Kristen - July 23, 2009 - 9:04 pm

Wowwy! These are great. Of course, I think J and C are the cutest and most precious brother and sister duo out there! You can tell just how sweet they really are in these photos. I am sure the setting and the little angels help make the perfect picture.

Susie Jackson - July 25, 2009 - 4:46 pm


The pictures in N.Carolina are fabulous. I know that is a meaningful trip for
you. You outdid yourself (as usual). susie

Katrina - July 30, 2009 - 9:28 pm

Erin…I LOVE these pictures. Your children are so adorable and you capture the best expressions!!! What a blessing you are…to so many people.

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