How many times can I photograph this flower, right? It seems that everywhere I turn this summer, I see a cone flower. But this one is different.Â This one was photographed in Jan Karon’s former hometownâ€”Blowing Rock, North Carolinaâ€”the place where she wrote many of her novels in the Mitford series. Can I just say that I have never been to a more “perfect” town. Well, maybe Windsor in England, but that is totally different. I’m not kidding. The flowers were drop-dead gorgeous. Every yard contained a “Mitford-like” garden complete with winding pea-gravel walkways. It was pretty amazing and even overwhelming.
And I had to wonder if this little Episcopalian church the one that Karon had in mind when she wrote most of her novels? If I had stood there long enough, would Father Tim have walked out the front door? (smile)