Aug 22, 2012

From the top of Mount Mitchell

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There’s an observation tower at the very top with beautiful views in all directions.

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Seeing those views all depends on how cooperative the fog is.

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This is my buddy Otis. He found plenty of things to do while we waited for the fog to clear out again.

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What would you do if you were standing at the highest point east of the Mississippi river?

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Watch me jump!

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So I watched.

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Watch me jump over here, no I don’t want to do it on the grass. Ow ow, I think I broke my butt! Oh, Gramma, can you help me do a handstand? My Gramma’s the best. I always have so much fun with Gramma.

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There are a number of hiking trails also.

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They start out innocently enough

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But just when is seems like it’s going to be a walk in the park you get something like this right in the middle of the trail!

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The little Turtle heads were blooming

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and these yellow flowers that I’m not sure what they are called were attracting butterflies from far and wide.

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The Swallowtails were so busy they didn’t seem to notice me.

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It just seemed like there was one more butterfly and before I knew it I was right out in the middle of those yellow flowers.

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There were some pretty nice views from the trail too.

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It was a great day to visit Mount Mitchell!


2 comments:

Cora Khayat said...

Awesome shots!

Ellen Patry said...

whenever I see views from the mountain top I always seem to think of the pioneers and wonder whether it seemed exciting, full of possibility or more daunting in it's magnificence... 

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