Isn’t the mountain laurel pretty?? This shrub blooms in the North Carolina mountains mid spring around late May or early June. It blooms in light pink clusters. This particular shrub is grown at our mountain home in western NC.
Need North Carolina mountains travel information?? Go to this link below and order the travel book free from the Swain County Chamber of Commerce. (Guide to the Great Smokies)
How and where are you spending your Solar Eclipse day, two weeks from today? I pray that it’s good weather! We are waiting to see and will take a day trip either northwest to the mountains or southeast to the beach area.
Here is some more North Carolina solar eclipse info from Our State magazine. They feature places in the North Carolina mountains.
July brings promises of late nights catching lightning bugs, fireworks after the ball game and days so hot they heat the lake to the temperature of bath water. Each day brings a new opportunity to sample the myriad flavors of the quintessential summer treat. From Cookie Monster to Birthday Cake, soft serve or hand dipped, Charlotte ice cream parlors offer happiness in a cone. Peruse our picks for must-try craft creameries. Two Scoops Creamery 913 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC Must try: The two scoop cone Nestled in the heart of Plaza Midwood and with a second location at Lake Norman, Two Scoops Creamery makes their crafted ice cream with a secret family recipe. Owned by three best friends, this ice cream parlor features unique, homemade flavors and selfie ready artwork by local artist Miriam Yumet. Golden Cow Creamery 170 W. Summit Ave, Charlotte, NC Must try: Flights – three ping pong ball sized scoops, mix and match flavors