This summer, as I continue my search for a more permanent home, I am living in a tiny cabin in Old Fort, NC, just over the mountains from Black Mountain and Asheville.
Though it's unlikely I'll be in Old Fort for too long, I am happy to have the chance to spend a season or two here, as it has so many special charms of its own.
I love the mix of country farms and rolling green mountains here and delight in evening walks around the area.
These photos were taken on walks within a mile or two of my home.
Lots of late summer storms has made for cool, cloudy evening vistas.
Summer has also been a time of many visitors.
A male ruby-throated hummingbird has claimed his territory just outside my bedroom window. While I love watching the pairs' theatrical aerial displays, it has also been a delight to see what hummingbirds do while at rest and all the tiny grooming, fussing, buzzing, and displaying involved.
This nursery and tree farm is just downhill from where I live and one of my favorite farm views in the area.
Ella has been hard at work this summer, chasing grasshoppers and skinks. She compensates by spending a lot of time lolling on the porch, then crashing on the couch at night.