The past few days have been rainy, but before the weather closed in we did mange to celebrate Earth Day. A delightful trip to Walnut Grove raised our spirits.
The kitchen gardens begged for a panorama.
Back home, we noticed that the magnolia cutting, planted months ago, has finally decided to put out leaves. That bodes well for the future. I'm hoping for a very big tree. But that's a long timeline. We'll see...
In spite of the pouring rain, yesterday our intrepid guest drove us all the way to Old Fort, North Carolina, to the Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center, for a look at the wonderful photographs of local craftsmen by William A. Barnhill. The photos, a century old, were a treat. One in particular spoke to me—an entire family carding, spinning, and weaving on the front porch of a log cabin.
An unexpected surprise at the museum was the arrival of a group of musicians, who entertained us with two hours of bluegrass, old-timey, and folk tunes.