Earthly Delights

“The grass withers.  The flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” .. Isaiah 40:8 The earth awakens.  Flowers spring forth. Songbirds arrive.  It is a joyous season. The Earth delights. Hi friends, I am out in my garden among the roses.  I had flowers left from Mother’s Day and I remembered…Read more »

Country Morning Tablescape

Flowers are so glorious.  Each variety is unique.  Sometimes I get so excited when I put an arrangement together.  Yet these are only flowers.  How much more artistry do you think God has bestowed upon us, sculpted in the beauty of His image? Hi Friends. The kitchen seems to be the heart of the home.…Read more »

This is How My Garden Grows

Happy Friday Friends, After returning from Boone last week, I immediately went to my garden as I had expected the peonies to bloom while I was away.  Sure enough they were blooming as well as the knock outs and others.  I was delighted and I want to share a little walk with you through my…Read more »

The Mast Farm Inn

Hi Friends, To me nature is a sacred place.  It is a way to process my emotions. Being able to photograph these beautiful places is a gift. On my visit to Boone with Gordon and Dora, we visited this marvelous INN. The Mast family are know for their hospitality.  They own and manage “Over Yonder”…Read more »

Over Yonder

Over Yonder is a restaurant in Valle Crucis near Boone.  “Over Yonder” is designed, owned and managed by the Mast Farm Inn.   Over Yonder is located in a 1861 farmhouse.   It was opened in June 2014.  Chef Andy Long says their mission is to interpret classic Appalachian food in a modern yet casual way.  Everything…Read more »