One of my favorite things to do is to go for a drive in the mountains on the day after Christmas. Neel’s Gap always calls to me after the first of the year, but after Christmas, I love to drive up to North Carolina and especially to the Highlands.

I was a bit under the weather this year and after a short shopping trip, we heading for Dry Falls to photograph it before sunset. Then to the market for pizza and home.

I love the trees in the winter against the sky.

Here’s Pat at at Buck’s Coffee shop earlier in the afternoon.

Anne held the door open to Buck’s for me.

Saw this small house as we were leaving and stopped to take its photo! I would love to have that bench at the house in Toccoa!