The tiny town of Montreat sits at the foot of towering Mount Mitchell not too far from my home. I had errand to run (and allergy pills to get) so I stopped to take a few pictures.
The town consists of Montreat College and Conference Center mainly and is a summer retreat for many with hiking trials and a babbling creek flowing from Lake Susan on campus. With all our rains, the water was flowing strong. Apparently they had postponed their 4th of July celebration until Sunday so it was all going on at once!
At the entrance to town is a small mausoleum and memorial garden. I noticed the roses siting on the mausoleum wall still wet from the rain. A sweet and sad photo - in memory of all our loved ones who have crossed over, both four and two legged.