We have been here before, many times. A post was written about it last fall that can be read by clicking here. There is more information on the area in that story.
…We are usually alone, but not this time. This time we had an intrepid leader, a fellow Tennessean and fellow garden blogger. Yes, dear readers, the person posing so playfully for the camera is none other than our dear friend Gail of Clay And Limestone. She and her husband, Mister I don’t blog or garden, drove from Nashvile to the Fairegarden this past weekend for a couple of days of fun and frivolity.
Armed with cameras and being led by Fearless Leader, we explored the wildflowers of the Blue Ridge province of the southern Appalachian Mountains. There was much to see as we followed the trail up down and around the rocky slope. Ferns of all types were captured in pixels by gloved hands, it is much more chilly at the higher elevations. We could hear the sound of the falls and the excitement grew as we hiked onward. When the water came into view, the sun was shining brightly on that side of the mountain, forming the rainbow in the mist shown in the opening image. It took our breath away.
There was also some garden perusal, plant purchasing from our favorite Mouse Creek Nursery by both of us and a car load of plants dug from the Fairegarden to go live at Clay And Limestone, among other things, during the visit. A wonderful Tennessee wildflower book, plants and seeds were bestowed upon us for which we are most grateful. We wish to thank Mister I (C) for bringing my dear friend and being such good company for The Financier while Gail and I chatted nonstop.