This is one of my favorite views. This photo was taken on the porch of Beth’s family mountain home. They are extremely blessed to have this house in this location! Summer evenings on this porch are spectacular!
Funny thing is that she has found evidence for bear visits from time-to-time. We have sufficiently scared ourselves in recent weeks as we have learned more about the increase of bear attacks in the mountains, especially in remote areas like this one in North Carolina.
I confess that I normally think of bears as being animals that steal apples from your favorite apple trees, plow through unlocked garbage cans, and nibble on berries that otherwise would be used in pies!
The late summer hydrangeas lining the front porch were beautiful. These blooms turn different colors as fall approaches—a reddish green is my favorite. This the best time to cut and dry them upside down in a dark place. Then they are ready to be used in natural arrangements for dinner tables.
Then there was the back porch art! I asked Beth, who was running around trying to stop a fire alarm from constantly beeping, if she had taken this same photo before, and she said, “Yes, many times.” Oh well, it was my first time!
A neighbor later told Beth it could have been a wild turkey dusting off, but then it also could have been a bear!! Yikes. When she returned the next day, she did find a turkey feather near the porch so let’s hope for that scenario. =:)