It was a rare free weekend for us and the temperatures in the Piedmont were nearing triple digits. An escape to the mountains was in order, not only to escape the heat but for a much needed change and long-awaited return to this place that is so special to us.
The day began with a bit of rain but that didn't stop or disappoint us. We headed to our very favorite breakfast place to wait out the showers. After all, it rains a bit every day here - which is why everything stays so lush. We knew this would pass.
I have no idea what these flowers are,
but if "goose-head" isn't in the name then it ought to be!
These little guys were everywhere and they particularly loved my purple sandals.
Peace and quiet. Just what we needed today.