" Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning ... " except maybe when its pouring rain ? But because of the record breaking heat and drought it's most welcome . There was a gentle but steady rain all night long. When I went out for my morning walk I saw puddles of water everywhere that the soil didn't absorb. Oh, no, don't tell me -clay?! Why should I be surprised?
I feel a close connection to this beautiful state as the first documented record of my Irish ancestors show they purchased 150 acres in Mecklenburg County, ( near Charlotte, hometown of Elizabeth Lawrence ) North Carolina in 1773 for the sum of 80 pounds, a good amount in those days. Now that's my idea of a country estate.
My daughter and her family are re-locating to the Tarheel state and of course Mawmaw had to go along to make sure her Little Sweetpea, Lea, is well taken care of. There'll be a lot of adjustments to make but one thing they've already discovered is that its easy to like the polite manners and hospitality of neighbors and the locals .
Meanwhile I'm looking forward to meeting fellow garden bloggers and visiting some of Carolina's finer gardens.
Leaving you with a video of one of North Carolina's most famous sons and America's country boy from Mt.Airy , Andy Griffith :
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