The buildings are still the same, lined with trees & bushes. The large pilars that you see in the distance...well, that's Boone Tavern Inn. Some visitors are disappointed when they stop in at Boone Tavern because they don't serve any alcoholic spirits...The town is dry and the strongest thing you can buy here is rootbeer.
A small grocery store closed down and made way for a little sandwich shoppe, although my favorite place to eat is just around the corner at a restaurant called PapaLeno's. These pictures were taken last September and that's why it's so green. Right now the town is still green but the rest of us are waiting for spring to make it's appearance.
The streets are always lined with flower boxes and just as soon as something stops blooming or looks a little stressed, it is replaced quickly by another beautiful plant.
The college students who work in the college nurseries take care of the maintenance and care of the plants in town...And I must say that they do a great job of it too. They are the students who major in horticulture...at least I think that's what you call it. I guess I should have looked that up before I put it on my blog. I seldom compose any posts ahead of time (as you can tell) and just write as I type.
Aren't these flower boxes beautiful?
And of course, if you are one of my long time blog readers you will remember all the hands we have in town.
This is a wonderful little college town, full of arts & crafts...not junk, but bowl makers, pottery makers, furniture makers, quilters, glass blowers, artists...the list goes on & on and I'm sure that I've missed some other craftsmen. Oh, yes and they also make dulcimers and other stringed musical instruments. I can't think of anything else at the moment...my brain ain't what it used to be. *LOL*
Have a nice day...
I'm hoping for 70º weather today and I hope that you also have nice weather wherever you are.