Aunt Mamie had been visiting Margeurite in Jacksonville, and all decided to take a trip up to Blowing Rock for several days. We were disappointed we could only join them for a few of those days. Needless to say, we had a great time, and Keith and I are already talking about a trip to New York next spring.
Below are a few snaps from the weekend.
|After an almost meditative hike, we returned back to the Cone Mansion. The day was superb.|
|This stand of trees to the right of the mansion caught my attention. They appeared like soldiers at the ready, and with their long shadows I felt part of the infantry.|
|The road just in front of the mansion which led us to the gravel pathway that took us to the lake.|
|What can I say? I love the nakedness of the trees before they leaf out. They are vulnerable, and statuesque.|
|Back at the chalet, pittering in the beds, exploring for signs of last summer. Barbara, Margeurite and Keith (three generations of gardening expertise).|
|Upon our return from a quick run to the store for new mulch for the beds, we found sisters Margeurite (Keith's grandma) and aunt Mamie sunbathing.|
|Left to Right. Grandma, aunt Mamie, Barbara & Keith. Three generations.|
|Riverwood after a little spring clean in the yard, and new mulch in the beds...Preparing for three more season of enjoyment.|