Friday, July 25, 2014

- This was a collaborative effort.  I paused on the road to the river house (watching for cars coming behind me), while my sister took the photograph with my camera out of the car window.  I have edited it slightly.  Good job, us!  It rained most of the time we were in North Carolina, but we all like rain, so that was OK.  And it made for the most beautiful cloud patches on the mountaintops.  Click on the photo to enlarge and you'll see them.

- We found a little sunshine on Sunday morning at the Butternut Creek Festival at Meeks Park in Blairsville, Georgia.  It was sponsored by High Country Artisans, and everyone here was indeed an artisan.  This gentleman was operating a foot pedal to carve wood for canes and such. 

- We went to a lesser craft festival on Saturday (it shall not be named, it was so bad) and my sisters were lamenting that there were not even funnel cakes there.  But somewhere beyond that beautiful bridge there at the Butternut Creek festival, there was a scent of funnel cake in the air.  They sniffed and zeroed in on them.  They shared one while I had some some homemade peach ice cream.

Give me homemade ice cream any day!  :)  There might be a couple more photos in the offing for next week.  Meanwhile - I hope you have a delightful weekend, full of good things.


Granny Annie said...

A craft festival with no funnel cakes? What were they thinking?

Love the artisan carving the canes. I could probably sit and watch him all day.

You were missed and it is fun catching up. Can't wait for more pictures. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

It looks so very Beautiful there----I LOVE the bridge over the creek----Just Lovely! And the man working away on the wood is masterful!
You have a GREAT weekend, too!

LL Cool Joe said...

It all looks so beautiful, especially the clouds over the mountains. I'm glad you got some sun too.

Have a lovely weekend Lynn!

Elephant's Child said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous. And I agree with you on the rain front. Things look (and smell) wonderful when they are rain washed.
Have a great weekend.

Riot Kitty said...

(it shall not be named, it was so bad) - Brilliant line!

That's interesting about using a pedal-powered machine to carve wood. Mr. RK does woodworking, and I'm sure he'd be curious about that.

Leonora said...

Gorgeous collaborative photo! I love it when the clouds sit in the mountains like that. I like rainy days too- even more than sunny ones : )

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Lee said...

How wonderful to see that elderly gentleman carving the canes.

I, too, love the rain...and I, too, love homemade ice cream.

What a beautiful area. Thanks for sharing it with us, Lynn. :)

Louvregirl said...

"a lesser craft festival on Saturday (it shall not be named, it was so bad)" Have to laugh here, Lynn! I've seen plenty of these type of situations here in these ol' mountains!

Hope you are well!

Sara said...

Ah, to watch older artisans at work. I absolutely adore the picture of this gentleman working. The shaving on the ground, his beard and overalls and the intensity I sense in him as he does his craft.

I also like the younger man behind him with the flute? I wondered if he played while the older man worked.