Erin Brethauer

New Orleans

Posted in Travel, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on April 25, 2011

Photos from my wanderings around New Orleans in March.  3/27-28/11


Big weekend coming up…

Posted in North Carolina, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on March 4, 2011


I’ve been doing a lot of plotting n’ planning the past few months for this upcoming NCPPA weekend (hence the lack of blog posts).   It’s fun planning an event like this because I’m learning lessons on coordination, organization, design, marketing and my personal fave: how to stay calm and not-go-crazy.

The photo on the flyer (which I love) is last year’s Best in Show winner by Andrew Craft. Also, check out the great work of these three photographers that are so graciously traveling in to Asheville to serve as judges for the contest:  Preston Gannaway, Corey Perrine, and Lisa Krantz.  And James Nix, our contest chair, has been wonderfully helpful and supportive in putting this thing together.  If you’re in the area, please come check it out.

Chimney swifts

Posted in North Carolina, On Assignment, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on October 6, 2010

The chimney swifts are migrating through town on their way to Peru for the winter.  Watching them go into their chimney for the night is like watching a friendlier scene from a Batman movie.  In short, it’s awesome.

If you’re in Asheville, you’ll be able to see them until around Oct. 10th entering a huge chimney around dusk behind the Civic Center.  According to a nifty handout from the Driftwood Wildlife Association found here,

“Chimney Swifts historically nested and roosted in hollow trees.  As American pioneers moved westward across the continent, they cleared forests and removed the swifts’ natural habitat. The birds that Audubon called American Swifts became known as Chimney Swifts as they readily adapted to the masonry chimneys erected by those same pioneers. Over the decades, the range of the swifts expanded with the ever increasing availability of this new, man-made habitat. However, changes are again challenging this adaptable species.

Because they cannot perch like songbirds, Chimney Swifts must have deep shafts in which to raise their families and roost at night.  Today, just like Purple Martins, Chimney Swifts rely almost entirely on man-made structures for nest sites.”

You can find more info on the chimney swifts here. And the articles that ran in the paper are here and here.  Yeah nature!

Around home and apple picking

Posted in Friends, North Carolina, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on September 26, 2010

Some images from a roll of film I just scanned in.  Mostly from around our apartment and a few from apple picking in Hendersonville, NC at Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard.  Mmmm.  Empire apples.  From 9.12.10

Country drive

Posted in North Carolina, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on August 20, 2010

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I learned the hard way

Posted in North Carolina, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on July 21, 2010

A photo from the great Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings concert that rolled through Asheville in May.  ‘I learned the hard way’ is their new album and it’s good.  I especially love the cover art.  So bad ass.  This photo is shot with some old film.

Canton mural

Posted in North Carolina, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on July 12, 2010

In honor of the rain outside my window, a fishy mural for you.

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Posted in North Carolina, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on July 9, 2010

From a few months ago when things were a lot cooler outside.

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Dogs at the market

Posted in North Carolina, Wanderings by erinbrethauer on September 22, 2009

I think there were as many dogs at the farmer’s market last Saturday as there were people.   The St. Bernard was as big as a pony and the biggest crowd pleaser.  You could probably throw a saddle on that thing and ride it around town.

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