I've chatted (complained) about the daily 'forced march' that has entered my life since moving to the mountains in NC. I KNOW it's good for me, but even after 7 years, I don't like it! Left on my own to decide to stay inside and sew or do this grueling 90 min. walk.....well....I'm sure you can guess what my choice would be!
....and up and up we go.....Sooty and 'the husband' leading the way. We carry carrots for the horses corralled along the way, water for the dog, our electronic equipment etc.
It pays to look around and see the beauty, often only just steps away.
It also pays to watch where you are walking!!! We have had a marvelous spring/summer, with plentiful amounts of rain, which has encouraged the foliage to thrive......and unfortunately the poison ivy is taking over!!
Yes.....it's what you think it is........yikes.....at least this one isn't poisonous.....however there are plenty of snakes around here that are. I'm wisely wary of getting off our roads.
Moss and ferns flourish too.This is the view at the lowest elevation of our subdivision.....looking down Crabtree Valley. The elevation here is about 3,000 ft....I live at 3,250 and it's over 4,000 at the top two cul-du-sacs here. Who'd have thunk a Mid-West (flat lander) gal would end up here??
I hope your first weekend of the summer is glorious too!