We (that would be me, my husband Johny, Pogo [dog] and Fluffy [cat]) arrived at the cabin with all the joys of freshly budding spring awaiting our arrival. Being 3600 feet up the mountain, there are still many reminders of winter...many bare trees, the grass still struggling to push through the top of the earth, a slight chill in the air. But spring shows promise, with the Dogwoods just beginning to bud, the Maples developing delicate redish/orangish/yellowish infantile leaves and fruit/seed pods, and the fruit we planted last year, 3 raspberry & 2 gooseberry bushes, 3 apple & 2 chestnut trees are all sprouting young green leaves that make us feel like proud parents! We have not had the opportunity to see this part of spring before, this is one of the reasons to embark on this log cabin life for a year!
I want to add a disclaimer that I am not an aficionado of mountain flora and fauna at this point, so you will have to forgive my lack of scientific knowledge when describing these delights!
We did encounter an important life reminder on our drive today: to always expect the unexpected. We came upon an accident on the road which deterred our trip by about 5 miles and 1 hour. Interestingly, the road closure bypass was through a very small town, Saluda NC, which we drive by each and every trip. Johny always wanted to take a side trip through that town, but we never did because we were always “on our way to” or “on our way back” with time constraints to boot. So we were “forced” to drive through this lovely small town, quaint with a charming main street that extended one block, vibrant spring flowering plants, and rolling hills. Enchanting! Our first adventure on this great adventure!
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PS, that slight chill I mentioned earlier, well, it’s becoming coldJ I do believe I will still have to use my heating blanket, woo hoo! Forgot to mention I love the cold.