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Weekend Review

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I’d like to put in a request, right now, with the fates controlling such things that the sort of weather which swept into these mountains early Friday morning stick around all summer. Highs in the upper 60’s-low 70’s, with crisp blue skies and gentle, kissing breezes. Yes, please. If we could just skip over that whole so-hot-and-humid-and-muggy-that-I’m-ready-to-move-to-Vancouver thing, that’d be lovely.

This weekend, I joined Instagram (thanks for the tutorial, Nicole!) and I’m kind of obsessed with it. Make my photos look better with the touch of a few buttons? Oh, yeah. Saturday we popped over to Montreat Park to hang out with some visiting friends and their boys. Huxley went full throttle in the creek (squealing children! salamanders! wet clothes!) and we got in some quality creekside picnic time with our buddies.

A stop at an antiques store in Black Mountain yielded this vintage picnic basket, for a mere $20. I had a premonition the store would have just the basket I was looking for, and they did. Believe in your intuition, friends, believe. I snagged that leather bracelet in a little shop in Black Mountain, too, one filled with locally-made beeswax candles and vintage kimonos and aromatherapy and other goodies. We followed that up with cappuccinos and lattes (and orange juice for the tiny Englishman) at the Dripolator. Oh, Black Mountain. Love that town.

Sunday, Huxley and I played in the garden, digging a pumpkin patch, laying down compost, and lying on a blanket in the late afternoon shade. It was a magical weekend, this one. Here’s hoping for many repeats, all late spring and summer-long.

Have a great week!

One Response to Weekend Review

  • amanda (sweetpotatoclaire) says:

    lovely weather this weekend, indeed~ I love Head to Toe, that’s where I always go to stock up on candles. was her giant labradoodle there when you went in? love that dog. a happy week ahead to you and yours!