Railroad tracks wind through Andrews Valley in Andrews North Carolina. | © Ronda L. Birtha

Andrews, North Carolina is getting a bit of attention because it falls in the path of the historic 2017 solar eclipse set to make an appearance (and disappearance) August 21, 2017. Partial phase starts at 1:05:44 and totality happens at 2:34:44. Set your watches now.

I consider myself a street shooter, but since moving here almost 12 years ago, I’ve shot a tremendous amount of rural, rustic landscapes in the far western portion of Cherokee County and throughout Graham County. Now, it seems, as good a time as any to show off what makes this little town so cool and quaint. Not perfect – just cool and quaint – like any other small town, I suppose.

Except – we’re in the path of the 2017 total eclipse.

Booyah.

Links to other websites providing details about the 2017 total solar eclipse are at the end of this post.

Enjoy the images below.

Old Barns and Beehives

Old barns and beehives. I think this was shot along Healy Fields in Andrews, NC. | © Ronda L. Birtha

Railroad tracks wind through Andrews Valley in Andrews North Carolina. | © Ronda L. Birtha

A shot from Stewart Road which branches off the Four-Lane as you leave Topton, NC and head west into Andrews North Carolina. | © Ronda L. Birtha