Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy Mardi Gras!






 Asheville had its Mardi Gras parade on Sunday March 2 this year.  It was a lovely day int he 60s which made it nice for viewing and for being in it.  The theme was "Where the Wild Things Are" - a fun one.

"Laissez les bons temps rouler!"















Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February Snow - 2/12/14


Sherrill's Inn on Rte 74A
We got hammered  with snow - more than we had in a long time.  Monday we got an unexpected 2" of heavy wet snow.  We took a drive when the roads were clear to get supplies before the next storm arrived.  The snow was still stick to the trees and everything looked magical.  We drove on 74A over the ridge to Gerton and  down the other side, up 9 to Montreat,

Our car



 Then Wednesday the storm Pax hit leaving 9"! The county plowed our road on Thursday but we had to shovel the driveway ourselves.  It wasn't until Friday that we could get out and got to town.


Our driveway
 
Poor boxwood crushed under the snow
I hope everyone is shoveled out and that spring will bring some sun and mild temps soon.  We will be 60 degrees today - whoot whoot!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Smoky Mountain Sunset




According to the Groundhog, we have 6 more weeks of winter.  Somehow, I am not surprised with the way things have been going.  The Middle and Northeast of US will be blasted with three snow storms in a row this week - luckily our area is only getting rain.


I caught this lovely sunset last week, with just enough clouds to make  it interesting. The top pic is a close up of the same sunset viewed from the Grove Park Inn.  Hope everyone is surviving the winter cold and snow!

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