Today I'm sharing some more pictures from our visit to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, last fall. This little town has been immortalized in Jan Karon's "Mitford" series of books. A few weeks ago, I re-read the very first book in the series, "At Home in Mitford," and that reminded me I still have to show you the rest of the pictures.
"He was sitting with the prisoner in a small cell that was spotlessly clean, containing a bed, a chair, a floor lamp, a sink, a toilet, a hooked rug, and a table with an orderly stack of Southern Living magazines."~Jan Karon, "At Home in Mitford"
Above is the Presbyterian church, and below is the Episcopal church.
"At the opposite end of the lane was Lord's Chapel, which stood between two vacant lots. After passing the church,
which was known for its fine Norman tower and showy gardens, the lane narrowed to a few comfortable houses on the bank of a rushing stream, where Indian Pipes were said to grow in profusion." ~ Jan Karon, "At Home in Mitford"
"Though he'd spent the summer in Sligo, he found on returning that he hadn't, after all, missed summer in Mitford. His roses bloomed on, the grass lay like velvet under the network of village sprinklers, and parishioners were still leaving baskets of tomatoes on his porch."~Jan Karon, "A Light in the Window"
These dahlias in the church garden were just beautiful.
"Autumn drew on in the mountains. Here it set red maples on fire;
there it turned oaks russet and yellow."~Jan Karon, "These High Green Hills."
This statue makes me think of Hessie Mayhew, the local gardening expert in Mitford. :)
This building appears to be a business, but for some reason, it makes me think of Father Tim's rectory.
Cute Blowing Rock cottages...
Thanks so much for following along with me to Mitford a/k/a Blowing Rock, North Carolina. It really is a beautiful place, and no more so than in the fall. I really appreciate your visit and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
*All pictures taken by Mr. Forest Manor*