Kiss of the Sun

Endless Sanctuary, Highlands NC

Changing numbers

First it said, “85”-as in degrees, in the FL garage at 6am no less. Humidity you could cut with a knife, sprinkle on cinnamon sugar and serve for breakfast. A bit later in Gainesville FL it said 77 and we knew were were on our way.

We really start looking in Atlanta.. figuring HOT ‘Lanta but yesterday it was 85 at 2pm and breezy. It actually felt a lot better than 85 at 6am in Tampa. But as they say in the tv commercials… But Wait—Dillard GA said 77 and balmy.. I love going backwards.

After a stop in Franklin NC, Lowe’s, to pick up new tile and grout, we eagerly watched the car thermometer…. drop.. Yehaw. We took Rt 64 up the mountain to say ‘heh’ to the Cullasaja Falls, Bust-Your-Butt Falls a bit farther up, people still at the Dry Falls lookout in early evening, and wow-the sunlight was hitting Bridal Veil Falls in Highlands just right. It was a glistening veil that photographers just love….not to mention people looking at their car thermometer!

As we rounded the turn in our driveway and checked one last time… 68! incredible. I was actually looking for my flannel jamies before we went to bed.
But Wait…. I turned on the electric blanket instead. Ahhh technology. cozy. Ya gotta love it.


June 9, 2010 - Posted by | Flowers, Mountain Magic Outdoors, Norton Creek Lodge


  1. I have somewnat adapted to these FL temperatures over the years–they say your blood thins out. So it doesn’t bother me as much as when I first hit Tampa in 1980. But ‘d still like to sample the mountain temps again…

    Comment by David | June 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. I’ve been in heat since ’65 and I’m still not used to it. I envy you. Love to have you sample our mountain air right from Norton Creek Lodge!

    Comment by kissofthesun | June 10, 2010 | Reply

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