Summer has finally arrived with our first days of 80 degree temperatures. My wife, Debbie Mackie and I have been busy with our real estate careers. Our past clients and new ones are happy to be here where the temperatures are much cooler. Showing homes in Highlands, NC and Scaly Mountain, NC this past week to future residents, makes one feel blessed to hang your hat, your hiking boots or fishing pole here in the mountains. I have mention before that Deb and I have a vegetable/flower garden in Scaly Mountain, with a killer view of the Southern Appalachians. For the past week we have been picking raspberries, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers and arugula. We planted dahlias this past spring and they are starting to come in. If all goes well, we should have hundreds of blooms this year along with daisies, cosmos,sunflowers, bee balm, phlox and marigolds. With a little luck and more hard work we are looking at having tomatoes this year, we are keeping our fingers crossed.
For those of us who are lucky enough to call Scaly Mountain, NC home, we can't complain.