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Point Lookout Trail or Following your own advice

Ten days until my house move. A chaos of boxes in every room. My body is sore and my mind bordering an full-blown crazy. My dear Bella dog keeps looking to me for support and she misses our wonderful walks. I sat quietly and meditated on what advice would I give someone else. The answer was clear – get out of the house, go for a walk!

point lookout smokey distance Train tunnel optimistic bird nest

 

 

 

 

 

The Point Lookout Trail is here in Black Mountain and goes through private land into the National Forest. When I got home, I felt like I had been on vacation.  I give good advice.

Special Photo Challenge – Inspiration

This picture is taken just “down the road a piece.” Today is Thanksgiving and this is right in the spirit.  Free greens, kale, mustard & turnips.  I picked the new young kale leaves and they were so tender they were almost sweet.

Be thankful every day .

 

My Mystery Butterfly Tree

There are these splendid trees that grow wild around here that bring me much joy each year. I have been encouraging them to grow in my yard. I raised and transplanted two seedlings this year and they are doing well so far. The beetles also like them. The baby is at the bottom.

  

Around the end of July they start budding out with the sweetest white flowers. I really do mean sweet, they purfume the air especially at in the evening. Or is it just that I notice it most then, when I am out with Bella that last time before bed. One clue is that they blossom at the same time as wild honeysuckle and the fragrance is similiar. After the flowers open, the tree is covered with all manner of butterflies. The woman that helps with my lawn care loves to drive the lawnmower past the tree and watch cloud of butterflies take to the air.

      After the flowers fade then the seed starts to form- first green then a purple-blue color that looks like blueberries. Then pop they are done- till next year. This is one of two seedlings I am encouraging. I am sure to tell you how they did through the winter.

   l If you know this tree, please tell me.