Pictured below is the little shade garden I started in the backyard last year. The elephant ears certainly are making a bold statement. When I look out from my breakfast nook, I can almost convince myself I am in the tropics.
After my morning chores on Tuesday, I decided to drive to Roan Mountain to buy fresh South Carolina freestone peaches from the Davis Girl’s Peach Shed. This ritual has been a favorite summer tradition with my family for decades. It’s a pleasant drive, and the peaches are always delightful. I purchased half a bushel of peaches to share with Mr. Mickey and my parents.
It was a beautiful day, so I decided to return to a waterfall I haven’t visited for many years. Elk River Falls, located near Beech Mountain and Banner Elk, North Carolina, is a short drive from Roan Mountain.
The brief hike from the parking area to the waterfall is steep but scenic.
It is beautiful but very dangerous, so I admire it and all waterfalls from a safe distance.
As soon I returned home, a long soak in the tub was in order before lunch. A cup of Epsom Salt can be the cure for aching muscles. I enjoy all the Dr. Teal’s soaks, but this was a good day for the Mineral Soak here.
Summer vegetables from the farmer’s market and my father’s garden made a delightful late lunch. Note that I eat lots of beans and that half the plate includes raw vegetables.
I drink eight glasses of filtered water every day, but even more than that during the summer. My Big Berkey filter is on the counter by the coffee maker. I’ve had it for about five years, and I’m very pleased with the fresh-tasting water it provides.
Many ladies have asked me about loungewear and my favorite pajamas. Unfortunately, the style of pajamas I enjoyed wearing for several years are no longer made, so I had to look for an alternative. I’m happy to report I have found a super comfortable and elegant pajama set that I can highly recommend.
You may use “PJ10” for 10% off on any of the Pajameez line. (This is not a sponsored post.) Pajameez are available from my all-time favorite bra company click here. I am wearing the size medium in black with white piping trim. A variety of colors, patterns and more styles are on the way. The fabric is bamboo viscose, and it has numerous benefits.
Breathable and temperature-regulating (It keeps you cool if you have night sweats.) Moisture Wicking Antibacterial Sustainable (needs no chemicals to process) Hypoallergenic
Wash in cold water and hang on hangers on a rail or hook to air dry for best results.
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