Mountain Blue

The ‘Mountain Blue’ book signing will be on Aug. 25 at My Mountain Home in Blowing Rock.

BLOWING ROCK — Authors and photographers Les and Janet Saucier will be signing copies of their newly released book “Mountain Blue, the Beauty and Grandeur of America’s Southern Appalachian Mountains” on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at My Mountain Home, 120 Maple Road, Blowing Rock.

“Mountain Blue” is a coffee-table style book featuring more than 150 vivid color original photographs taken by the authors over two decades. Also included in the book is text about how the ancient Southern Appalachian Mountains were formed, and other written tributes to characteristics that make the mountains like no other place in the world, such as the blue mist that is unique and so well known.

“Mountain Blue” is a celebration of the beauty and a tribute to the Blue Ridge, the Smokies, the culture, and the biodiversity found only in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

“We wanted to share our vision of what’s its like to be in this special place,” photographer Les Saucier said. “There’s no where else on earth like it. As we say in the book, ‘The mountains call to your heart.’ That’s what we want to share with readers and lovers of the mountains.”

My Mountain Home is located in the old Christian Science Society Church, which the owner, Janelle Havner, restored and transformed into My Mountain Home in 2017.

For information about Mountain Blue, published by Lydia Inglett Publishing Ltd. and Starbooks and its authors, visit or For information about the book signing, contact My Mountain Home at (828) 434-5240.

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