Old Salem WeekendSpent the weekend in Old Salem - Friday night was our 23rd wedding anniversary and Friday through Sunday was the NC Writers Network fall get-together which JennySlash attended for the first time. We had a great dinner at Old Salem Tavern for our anniversary celebration then I got to play with the camera on a couple of beautiful fall days. The color was actually about a week or two behind where it was when we were there three years ago - I love it like this when there's still a little green to go with the golds and reds.
We could first tell that things were turning a little later by the beautiful old ginkgo in God's Acre - when we were there for our anniversary a few years ago, the ground under it was a carpet of yellow. There were MANY more leaves still on the tree this year - that is the most amazing ginkgo I've ever seen.
Had a nice run this morning from the Hawthorne Inn over through Old Salem. Ran mostly in the street since the sidewalks are pretty much covered with leaves. Not much traffic on a Sunday morning.
We made our obligatory stop at Winkler's Bakery for sugarcake (saving for Thanksgiving) and a bag of oatmeal raisin cookies (which will so definitely NOT make it to Thanksgiving).
Beautiful weekend with my sweetie!