Photograph Copyrighted by Cotton Ketchie
The Lake Norman’s 520 miles of shorelines are spectacular in the late fall as all of the hardwood trees like Maples, Poplars, Gum Trees, Oaks etc. turn into vibrant shades of yellows, oranges and reds. Thanks once again to renowned artist Cotton Ketchie, owner of Mooresville’s Landmark Galleries, who has generously provided this gorgeous photo of a sailboat on Lake Norman with the backdrop of stunning fall colors. Yes, our temperatures are mild enough that folks do get out on their boats through October and even November!
Cotton first became known for his stunning watercolors but a few years ago not only expanded to photography but also became a prolific writer. There is no better person to provide insight into the history of Mooresville. His first book, Memories of a Country Boy , is a witty account of Cotton’s childhood growing up in Mooresville. If you are in the Lake Norman area it is well worth the time to visit him at his gallery on Main Street in Historic Downtown Mooresville. Or, you can follow him on Facebook! He was one of the first persons I met when I moved here in 2005. Since then I am honored to call him and his wonderful wife Vickie friends.
To make your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”. Click on this button and up will come this image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for November 2012. All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”. This is a copyrighted photo so please understand that I can not send you a copy of this photo without the calendar. Thank you!
I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman. (Optimum size is a landscape photo about 2MB or about 1600 x 1200 pixels). I will give a $25 Gas Card to anyone who provides a photo that I use as one of my monthly calendars. If you’d like to submit a photo or an idea for a future calendar, please send it to…