Friday, August 14, 2015

Perfect spot, wondrously wonderful and happy visit

- When my sisters and I finally made our way up to the top of the mountain where our aunt lives in Franklin, North Carolina, she was leaning on this railing, waving to us.  Our late uncle designed this beautiful home and this year she decided to leave Florida and stay here through the hot weather months.  Her dog Cotton favors that spot, too, and likes to lie on that mat.

- She wanted to take us to visit her brother and sister-in-law's garden in nearby Cashiers, NC.  This is just a small section of this wondrously wonderful spot. 

- Can you see the butterflies?  Click to enlarge if you can.  They were swirling around in droves, as if they couldn't decide which spot to settle on next, since it's all so wonderful.

- This playhouse is named after Pippi Longstocking's house "Villa Villekulla" and features framed artwork from each of the grandchildren.  Grandchildren from Florida arrived to visit before we left and I mentioned to the little girl that I liked her playhouse.  Her eyes widened, "I forgot about that!"  Her grandparents are so delightful and welcoming - it was clear that she and her brother were in for a happy visit. 

16 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Cotton's such a cutie. I always wanted a playhouse!

Chatty Crone said...

Just stopping by to say hello and look at your beautiful photos - and the dog named Cotton? He is so cute.

Elephant's Child said...

What an incredible place.
Drool.
Love Cotton's little cottontail too.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

The place looks Magical! So very Beautiful----And Cotton, (GREAT Name) is darling---that is a perfect picture....! I wish I were one of her Grandchildren....!

sage said...

what a beautiful place!

Granny Annie said...

Oh my goodness gracious sakes alive, that second photo looks like an oil painting. So beautiful....all.

desk49 said...

It nice they had a place for the grand kids to go play

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like a beautiful garden

Joanne said...

such a lovely place! It looks magical. :)

Jannie Funster said...

I wouldn't mind being in NC about now. But, good news -- we're expecting a cold front this week with some rain, and a high for a day or two of only 90!! Wow. Bring it.

And that is one nice playhouse!! What a magical place indeed.

xooxo

Sparkling Red said...

I can see the butterflies! So pretty. :-)

G. B. Miller said...

Summer in the South, it's a beautiful thing....Ahhhhhhh.....


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LL Cool Joe said...

Wow the butterflies are amazing! I had to click to see them but they look beautiful. Well all the photos do. What a beautiful place!

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous flowers and I love Villa Villekulla, of course.

Riot Kitty said...

What gorgeous colors in those flowers, and an adorable dog! He looks like his name.

Snaggle Tooth said...

So gorgeous a spot there! Cotton- perfect name.