Saturday was another perfect day to get together with friends and drive these beautiful mountain roads. We gathered in the parking lot at the new Asheville Outlets.
Going up one of the mountains to the east, we stopped to see a beautiful view of downtown Asheville in the French Broad River valley, with the Pisgah mountain range in the background.
We ended up at a club member’s home for a lunch of sandwiches and chips with fabulous homemade desserts.
Mary Alice is a certified Master Gardener, and I thought you ‘d enjoy seeing her garden.
Her patio and gazebo are also dotted with potted plants and lots of flowers.
Someday, I am hoping my veranda looks this good!
Flowers spill out of containers all over the place.
Terry apparently has too much time on his hands, and built this two level treehouse for the grandkids. For scale, the table and chairs are real adult size (not miniatures). I took the picture from some distance away. The treehouse is huge, and yes, those are real branches coming out of the side. It is about 12 feet up to the first level.
It features old stained glass windows, and lots of handcrafted woodwork.
They also have a gravity flow fountain in their creek.
Gorgeous property. I want one of these greenhouses. Don’t you love those old stained glass windows she has hung in her greenhouse?
And her hydrangeas are blooming! Mine are not.
Such a pretty garden, and it takes her a couple of hours a week to keep the weeds out!
Did you do something fun this weekend?