This weekend we went to one of the most beautiful places in the world, the North Carolina mountains. I am lucky enough to have family there and we love visiting. It is an idyllic setting, with a beautiful stream, pond, and woods.
|I really love moss and much of the flat land around the stream is covered with it. |
Check out those lovely greens...
Our visit this time coincided with both a fair and with a drenching rain. But when you promise a three-year-old that he'll be going to the fair you kinda got to "make it work!"
|The baby and his Mimi in the rain. One good thing: no crowds! By the way, he stole that balloon with his grabby-hands from some poor woman who was holding it for her grandchild. I was mortified.|
I loved this fair because it was like going to a petting zoo where the animals are so loved and cared for, and many of them by children.
|Is it just me or does this horse have crazy eyes?|
|Brahman Cows. I like their ears--they remind me of Jar Jar Binks.|
The kids each decorate their animal's stable...
We were there on September 11th, and it was precious to see this little boy's sign. I am an idiot, and with the haste of getting everyone out of town (oh yeah, and my garbage disposal broke an hour before we left) I had forgotten the date. But in retrospect I am even more touched by this sign and the sacrifice it represents. It makes me even more grateful for the luxury of a weekend in the mountains, for our freedom and for our country.
I hope you had a great weekend too!