- Morning peace at the house by the river in western North Carolina. The back porch temperature was a very cool 60 degrees, so I watched the morning news and had some coffee in one of the mountain pottery mugs my sister's late mother-in-law filled this home with.
- And there were some very sweet visitors the first morning. What a treat! The young deer in the foreground had antlers just coming in. He was alone for several minutes, drinking water, until his sister wandered out cautiously. A lovely few minutes, until something spooked them and they retreated back into the forest.
- The cows grazing on the hillside looked so peaceful, that I turned around to snap this photo as I was leaving town. I cropped out the pesky power lines to capture this pastoral scene.
Click to enlarge, if you can. Friday - photos from my walk at the river walk park in Murphy, NC., where I got lost, but then found my way back to my car. :)