Happy Weekend! I hope you’re finding ways to stay cool and beat the summer heat!
We escaped to the NC mountains for a Blue Ridge getaway several weeks ago.
The High Country of North Carolina is a short two hour drive, making it a frequent getaway to enjoy the fresh mountain air with its change in elevation and scenery. It was the inspiration for my High Country-Inspired Woodland Table and Dish Garden this week if you missed it.
No humidity and a 20 degree drop in temperature makes me want to pack my bags and head for the High Country in July and stay until October!
We stayed in a VRBO with beautiful views and enjoyed a visit with my sister.
It was dog friendly too! 🐾
Have a seat and join us to drink in the scenery. . .
Watch the fog and clouds at sunrise, drifting along the valley of the mountains like a lazy river. . .
Watch and count all the deer. . .
Take a walk. . .
Watch the butterflies. . .
I’ve never seen so much milkweed. . .
Someone alert the Monarchs about the all-you-can-eat buffet!
Drive into the town of Blowing Rock for lunch. . .
Known as the “Crown of the Blue Ridge,” Blowing Rock sits astride the Eastern Continental Divide at a cool 4,000 foot elevation.
The Town Hall, Community Library and Memorial Park along Main Street in Blowing Rock are meticulously maintained and blooming in the summer.
“Jessie”, the bronze statue reading a book in front of the library, is the most photographed little girl in Blowing Rock.
I was amazed at all the hummingbirds flitting around enjoying the garden flowers. . .
They must prefer the cooler temps too. ;)
We’re cooling down to the upper 70s this weekend. . .a short-lived but welcome relief after weeks of heat and humidity! I heard on the news a couple of weeks ago, that we’d had 52 days with 90 degree temps this summer. I’m beyond ready for fall!
Lola wants to know what you’re doing to beat the heat?