Rain, rain, rain. Springtime in western North Carolina tends to include large amounts of it. Fortunately, it also includes sunny days and a plethora of new life, two things that make the season so inviting to me and many other people.

Of course, rainy vacation days do have their perks. Time to curl up on the couch and read, knit, watch a movie. A good excuse to turn on the gas fireplace for a bit. Time to check out all the facebook and blog posts I’ve missed during the sunny days.

Ah, the sunny days. Those are the days to spend on my parents back patio watching the wildlife in the woods. Or to take a walk in the woods and compare the size of the new leaves to what they looked like a few days before. And, time to go check out some of the beautiful parks that call Ashe county home.

Yesterday, we visited Mount Jefferson State Park which even my parents hadn’t been to in awhile. It’s a great place to hike and to see Ashe county and the surrounding area from nearly 5000 feet above sealevel. Quite impressive.
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I hope everyone enjoys the photos even though it’s always better in person.

Until next time, drive safely out there ๐Ÿ™‚

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