Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rural North Carolina

Yesterday I went to Seagrove with my mom and dad.  For those of you not familiar, Seagrove is a small town in North Carolina, known for its deep roots in pottery.  It is a wonderful place anytime of year.   I am fortunate that it is just a short trip from High Point.  I snapped a few pictures to share with everyone!  This area is so typical of what life is like in North Carolina.

As we were riding down the one of the roads we spotted this old place.  You feel as if you just stepped out of time when you see it.  I wondered who lived here and what is was like.   The entire countryside and sprinkled with places like this, old barns, and out buildings.  And for me I was in heaven taking pictures of everything.

I just love anything that is old and rusted.  This old churn was just sitting in the yard at one of the potteries.  The place had so many relics from its earlier times scattered all over the yard.

My dad, sitting in a rocker at the Cagle Road Pottery.  He is love'n every minute of it.  Cagle Road Pottery is in an old log cabin set off the main road.  There are old dogs laying on the porch waiting for someone to have a seat and give them a scratch on the head.  My dad struck up a conversation with one of the owners there, who told him the property has been in this family since the 1700s.  There pottery is beautiful too!

Ray Pottery is a MUST stop!!  It has become one of my favorite places to stop.

This little guy was there to greet us when we got out of the car!  OMG....he was so cute.  A little black dachshund, with a grey muzzle and a tail that didn't stop wagging!!

Here is some of their pottery.  I love the combination of the salt glaze with the shiney red glaze.  I DID bring a piece of this pottery home with me.

I want it all!!!!

On our drive down to Seagrove we made a stop a the Pisgah Covered Bridge.  There are stories of it being haunted.  Haunted or not, it is old and a perfect time capsule from about 1911.  You can walk in it, around it, and under it.  A must stop if you are in that area!

The day was overcast and cool, and perfect for taking pictures.  It is so quiet here, even with the main road in plain sight.  You hear nothing but the sounds of the woods and the water.  

If any of you are curious about North Carolina, I think these few pictures I have posted say it perfectly. It is beautiful place to live.  

I wish I had some crochet to share this evening.  I am very close to finishing up a crochet scarf.  I am going to give it a post of its own!  It is something new I have learned to do with  crochet!  I don't want to give anymore away right now.  

I hope everyone has a great week!!!  


Charlotte Huffman said...

What a great place to visit. I love pottery! By the way, that's a milk can not a churn.Just saying.

Carla said...

Such a beautiful, autumn day you had in the countryside. The old building and bridge photos are lovely. Thank you for sharing them, it feels like I was riding along in the car with you. My husband was born in Boone, North Carolina and he still has family there.

Pammy Sue said...

AWESOME pictures! Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely lovely! I love your blog and all your pictures ~ that covered bridge ~ just wonderful! One day I would love to visit your part of the world. Thank you so much for sharing.
Toni ~ UK

Cathie J said...

This is bookmarked for a future vacation. Thanks for the scenic views.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You make me want to jump on a plane!! Oh, that beautiful old house makes me want to tackle saving it from ruin. Glad you enjoyed such a wonderful day with your parents. blessings ~ tanna

Mereknits said...

My best friend lives near Franklin, I have been there many, many times and you are right North Carolina is gorgeous. Thank you for the beautiful photos.

Barbara said...

Beautiful photos! Very familiar to me because I live in Winston Salem.

Love Crochet said...

What amazing photos - I feel almost like I'm there. Thank You soooo much!!

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Sam I Am...... said...

Oh Dawn, thank you so much for sharing those beautiful pictures. I am an armchair traveler anymore and I love those old places and things too. I could move right into that old house! I have a dachsund I rescued and she too is a happy girl!
Beautiful pottery too! I would have broke the bank buying it up. Gorgeous! Again, thank you for sharing your adventure with us.