Spring is here!

The mountains of Western North Carolina give way to a beautiful selection of wildflowers, many of which I do not know their names. Recently, I went on a hike with my husband to Oconaluftee National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina. What a gorgeous place! The image of one of these wildflowers appear to be helicopter blades. […]

Flowers galore!

April is such a beautiful month in Western North Carolina. The Trillium, Crocus, Daffodils, Tulips, Forsythia and so many other beautiful flowers are blooming. Flowers’ fragrance, color and unique beauty delight me. Here are a few Spring blooms… One of my favorite fragrances of Spring is the Hyacinths! Heavenly! Happy Spring! ~ Anita

March ~ Spring Forward!

This weekend marks the beginning of longer days and the onset of Spring! Today we had temperatures in the 70’s, last week, frigid icy roads and 5″ of snow! Living in the mountains of Western North Carolina, there’s a saying: ‘If you don’t like the weather, just a wait of few moments, it will change.’ […]

Now February….and a Possible Unscheduled Vacation

And a chance for snow is finally in the forecast for those of us living in Western North Carolina. 1 – 3 inches! Yippie! I love watching the snow fall…and more than that, I love running outside and catching BIG snowflakes on my tongue. If there’s enough snowfall, then hiking, sledding and making snow angels […]

An Afternoon Hike

A hike with my husband of ten years; Along the trail we walked, hand in hand, gazing up at the trees, listening to the streams, breathing in the smell of the woods; So grateful to be alive; to have eyes that see; and a heart that feels; and love to share with one who’s real. ~ […]

“W” is for Water

Gratitude. Years ago I created a handmade journal made of paper, and in it I left examples of what I was grateful for beginning with the letter ‘A’ and ending with the letter ‘Z’. Below each example, I left blank lines for those purchasing the journals for themselves or a friend to fill out their […]