First Stop! Buck Mountain Waterfall!
The rains have been so heavy this summer ---
While I was in Pennsylvania a few weeks ago, I read a news article on how people off of Pumpkin Run, the road we take to get up to Buck Mountain had to be rescue-evacuated due to flooding. ((Yes, there is such a thing as Pumpkin Run road!))
As we drove up on Sunday afternoon --- I could still see the damage of how the creeks had overflowed their banks and the road was washed out --- there is a lot of construction going on now to build the banks back up and replace culverts, etc ---
I wasn’t expecting to see such changes at our waterfall! They are widening the bed to give the water more area to go before it goes underneath the road. This is the creek at the base of the waterfall.
The picnic table area and some of the big rocks to sit on for viewing are no longer there….remember THIS photo of me on the rock? ALL gone!
It looks like THIS now….
While standing taking photos of the waterfall and rubble, I noticed a bit of movement out of the corner of my eye –a whole cluster of butterflies was on the ground doing their –well –was it a mating ritual? I have no idea, but if you flushed them away, they would come right back to the same spot. The bright teal and black one I am assuming is the male --
Notice the mail on the far right covering one of the others --
I took several photos but none of the photos really show the movement of what was going on.
Getting in as close as I could without them flying off.
Closer still – and then it hit me….I DO have video on my phone!
The rest of our day was met with intermittent rain, and the clouds came down onto the mountains so there was NOT a great view on the blue ridge ---but I’m happy we got this one:
It was sprinkling just a bit before it opened right up and let go.
It’s our last morning at the cabin – right now there is a whole lot of dueling computerizing going on in the dining room, or what has become known as the Cyber Café!
There will be a bit of this going on too, squeezing in every last drop we can!
We will head down the mountain about noon and get Mickey to the airport in Greensboro.
Who’s ready for QUILT-CAM?? TONIGHT!! 9PM EASTERN! Let’s DO IT!
I have had so many emails on when we would be able to do it again, and this is it ---Friday morning I leave early for Seattle so Thursday night doesn’t work – Wednesday night, Tonight – it is! Catch you there ---