Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Weekend of the 4th, feet up and fingerprint

- Having the opportunity for a long weekend, via the 4th of July holiday in the US, I decided to spend it at my sister's vacation home in the North Carolina mountains.  I arrived in the rain on Thursday night and left in the rain on Sunday afternoon.  It rained the whole time, except for a few breaks here and there.  I slogged around in the wet grass on Sunday morning and got this photo.

- Feet up, with book in hand, and looking as if I didn't mind that rain on Friday morning.  (I didn't.)  The river was up the whole time, which was good for the kayakers, who didn't seem to mind getting rained on.

- These blooming Hosta plants were planted many years ago by my sister's late mother-in-law.  I love that her fingerprint is still around - inside the house and outdoors.  If you click to enlarge, you can barely see some bees enjoying the nectar of the flowers.

- A fourth photo today:  I love visiting the local shops and contributing a bit to the local economy.  Sweetpea at Green Willow Gifts welcomed me (sort of) at the front porch of the shop.  I  imagine her thinking:  "Yes - I know I am beautiful.  You may pet me.  Now move along."  Sweetpea was rescued by the sisters who own the place - I always enjoy seeing her.  And I am delighted with one of my shop purchases!  Fodder for another post.

13 comments:

Mama Zen said...

A rainy day, feet up, book in hand . . . sounds perfect to me!

Elephant's Child said...

It sounds blissful to me. And what a wonderful fingerprint to leave. A really heart-warming thought.
Thank you.

Kay G. said...

Hello Lynn!
What a lovely blog you have! Hayesville NC is so close to Hiawassee! It is such a pretty part of the world! A wonderful fingerprint...I like the way that you look for goodness. I like to do the same!

Susan Kane said...

The photo of rain is the definition of marvelous for us.

ladyfi said...

Looks like a wonderful place, despite the rain.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I see the bees! And Sweetpea is beautiful!

LL Cool Joe said...

I think you enjoy the rain a little more than me! Ha, your description of the weather is typical of most days in the UK. Glad you get to chill and read a book and enjoy the weather!

That is a beautiful cat.

desk49 said...

lots of rain in Oklahoma also
Glad you did not get washed away

Jannie Funster said...

Ahh, that kitty is so cute. I love what you imagine her thinking, and you're probably 100% spot on!

reading in the rain with feet up, yes!!!!

xooxox

Lee said...

Oh, that sounds like such a wonderful weekend, spent in a beautiful area. I love rain. I never complain about it and weekend like that, in a place like that would suit me perfectly. :)

And what a beautiful cat Sweetpea is - and she looks like she knows that she is! :)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Sweetpea looks like she is thinking deep thoughts....Beautiful Cat!!! Lovely pictures, my dear.....We need Rain SOOOOO Badly here in California......I envy you having rain ALL weekend long.....Sounds like a lovely weekend.

Joanne said...

Boo to all that rain, but it sounds like you managed to enjoy your time anyway!

Riot Kitty said...

Sorry I missed several posts! My brother is here for an extended visit and I haven't been on blogs. That's the perfect phrase to sum up how that cat looks.