This week's ABC Wednesday is brought to you by the letter M . . .
. . . for Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains, to be precise.
We spent the past weekend near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which is why I have been incommunicado for the past several days. As you can see, the trees on the mountaintops are just beginning to turn; it will no doubt be another week or two before they are at their peak of color. But the intention of our trip was not to see the fall foliage.
Instead, our main purpose was to attend a family wedding, the Marriage ceremony of one of my husband's relatives. The couple rented a spacious, beautiful mountain cabin for their small ceremony attended by only closest friends and relatives. A steady downpour the night before made navigating the steep mountain roads quite an experience, especially at night, but the rain stopped just long enough on Saturday to allow the wedding to be held on the deck. Can you see the Mist rising above the trees? It was a magnificent backdrop for what will be a very memorable day for this young couple.
The weekend was all too short, and we didn't get to do much sightseeing. Instead, it was a time for visiting with family, including a stop at the home of Husband's elderly aunt, who was thrilled to have us visit. But I did persuade my husband to make a short detour on the way home . . .
Here's a bit of Mystery for you--do you know the fellow blogger whose garden I visited? Garden bloggers probably won't have any trouble recognizing this spot, but I will wait until my Bloom Day post to reveal the answer to any who don't. While I didn't actually sit in these chairs, my husband and I were greeted so graciously by our hostess on this misty Monday morning and given a grand tour of this beautiful native garden.
Our weekend will provide us with many wonderful Memories and was worth every Mile put on my car!