Wednesday, October 29, 2014


I have some bad news to share.  The contract on our house fell through.  The buyers wanted to add a work shop and the association that I live in prohibits that.
So we took our home off the market.  We don't want to deal with showings and a possible move during the holidays.
So life is back to normal.
So, what's new with you?

A Sweet Goodbye

My friend Penny from Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen lives up here in NC during the spring, summer and fall.  We get together as much as we can when she is here, but it seems the time slips by and before you know it, she is heading back south for the winter.
Yesterday, we spent the day together to say goodbye.
I drove to Lake Lure to pick Penny up.  The first thing we did was walk through the beautiful Flowering Bridge Garden.
When this bridge was closed to traffic, after a new one was built, volunteers took it over and created this beautiful garden on the bridge.  To read more about it, you can click the link above.  Here are some pictures of the garden all decked out for autumn.
From the Flowering Bridge, you can see the famous Chimney Rock State Park.
More garden shots...
After the garden, we walked around town and did a little shopping.  Then we went back to Penny's house for lunch.
This is the view Penny has from her kitchen sink.
She lives right on Lake Lure.  Her home is beautiful.  Her kitchen is my dream kitchen.  Barely in the picture to the right is a cooking fireplace! 
Penny made a wonderful chicken orzo soup and a lovely fall salad with apples, feta and candied nuts.  You can get her recipe by clicking on the link above.
 We dined outside on the porch overlooking the lake.  It was a lovely day and a wonderful way to say goodbye for the winter. 
I am going to miss you Penny!