I spent Friday and Saturday in the mountains. October is the best time to be there; the trees can be shockingly bright and the sky the richest blue. This year, the fall colors are not their best, but some trees will always be the exception to this. And the combination of colors is thrilling to the heart when you see it.
Okay -- off my soap-box!! Here's a shot of my mother (left) and our dear, dear friend Hunter. She organized the food end of the tea, and burned her arm badly that morning while boiling water for our tea. Bless her! She has a true servant's heart, and continued on cheerfully while she was in pain from the burn.