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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Day Trip {Part One}

Our first day trip of the summer season was to...

Black Mountain, NC!  

Originally known as Grey Eagle to the Cherokee and Catawba Native Americans, the Town of Black Mountain was founded in 1893. The beautiful Black Mountains border the town to the north. When the railroad came through, it turned into a popular pathway for settlers travelling west and became one of the most prosperous and striking communities in the country. (paraphrased from their website)

The weather was having a hard time making up it's mind and I didn't get a decent photo of the mountains, at all...waaah.


An empty building with a dramatic blue door caught my eye immediately.


A fantastic bug made from metal. Love the artistic talent displayed! 


So many of the shops had these strikingly colorful window boxes bursting with flora and fauna!


This is one of several water gardens adorning the town.  


We were walking down a tiny side street and saw this little door almost hidden away behind a building. Love it!


All along the streets are these delightfully painted rockers inviting the weary walker to rest awhile. Yep. We definitely sat down in a couple of them that were in shady spots :)


This majestic eagle stands guard over a memorial with the mountains as a gorgeous backdrop.


One of many quaint shops and cafe's. 


A peaceful serenity garden tucked on a street corner.


This shop wasn't open yet but I couldn't resist trying to capture the gorgeous hand blown glass ornaments in the window. A myriad of colors glistening in the sunlight. I love the reflections in the window, too!


They were having a mini sailboat race on the lake.


Stunning Lily near an entrance gate across from the lake.


Tranquil and serene is this gate tucked into a rock wall.

This is the first part of our trip to Black Mountain, NC. Next time, I will post the photos of our drive through the mountains on our way home. And, I will share a review post on the magnificent German restaurant where we ate lunch. Yummy!

What are your plans for relaxing this summer?

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18 comments:

  1. I am completely smitten with that building with the blue detail!
    Great photos - looks like a wonderful time!

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    1. Amanda, You're right about the blue door! I would love to have that building :)

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  2. What an intriquing place ~ Wonderful photography ~ love the sailboats on the pond and all of them really ~ Wow!

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    1. Thank you! I still have a lot to learn about photography :)

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  3. wat heb je hier een prachtige serie met fantastisch mooie momenten geplaatst het is of de tijd stil staat en niemand zich haast.

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    1. Thanks! It is truly a lovely place to visit :)

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  4. Beautiful flowers, luscious shades!

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  5. So many neat things! That white building with the blue is a really wonderful shot. Love the boats and that gate at the end too.

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    1. Amy, That town has so much to look at! We are going back again on a Saturday so we can go in ALL the shops :)

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  6. Hello Anne, So glad you stopped by to see us today so now we know about your wonderful blog. Your post took us on a journey we've not been on before and your pics are incredible! Nice to have a new friend. Please share you great works with us Tues - Sat on our BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

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    1. Thanks for coming by. Have a great weekend!

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  7. What a beautiful place with so much to see! You grabbed me with the blue door, but I also love those rockers, and the photo of the glass shop is fantastic with the stained glass inside and cloud reflections on the window!

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    1. Hi Karen, It is a gorgeous town nestled in the mountains and so artsy!

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  8. Loving all of your captures of this quaint town Anne. What wonderful way to spend the day.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! It was a relaxing day despite the funky weather :) Hope you have a great weekend.

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  9. ANNE I love the beautiful pictures, the lily was my favorite, the colors are magnificent!! I think I have found a new place to visit next time we go to the mountains. :) Thanks for sharing them. The blog looks outstanding too!!! GREAT JOB!!

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    1. Hey Girl! If you go to the mountains again you'd better let me know! We can meet up. Black Mountain is gorgeous and so artsy fun :) We'd have a blast walking the streets ;)

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