If you are looking for nature, music, and beauty consider visiting the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. The Brevard Music Center is a community of highly talented musicians who have devoted their life to music that brings joy to so many people.
There is a combination of excitement as the musicians begin their performance, soothing everyone into serene calmness. At the Brevard Music Center, you will find a music mix of opera, banjo, and classical music. There is a little bit of everything for everyone!
As of now, the summer outdoor concerts have begun. When you arrive at the Brevard Music Center, you will be greeted with a whimsical portrait of Beethoven wearing a pair of cool sunglasses. Also, many talented high students are back and are eager to perform. Outdoor summer concerts are held at Whittington Pfohl-Auditorium. Winter concerts are held in Parker Concert Hall, overlooking Lake Milner.
Consider visiting this lovely place, I promise you…it will not disappoint.
In a hurry? Make some curry. This is a quick and easy recipe to make in under 30 mins. or less with just a few simple ingredients. Curry chickpeas are a healthy dish packed with rich and creamy flavors. You can serve this dish with rice, pita chips, flatbread or naan.
Get ready to awaken your senses. At the North Carolina Arboretum, you will be filled with a sense of peace and relaxation as you walk through the beautiful landscape and trails. The arboretum contains one of the Southeast’s most impressive Azalea collections and is recognized for its Bonsai collection.
The North Carolina Arboretum is located in the Pisgah National Forest.
Here are 5 Reasons to Visit The North Carolina Arboretum
There are excellent trails for hiking and biking. They have some benches where you can sit and relax. Also, leashed pets are welcome on the trails and in the gardens. List of trails can be found here.
A few weeks ago, I attended the Rose Show hosted by the Asheville Blue Ridge Rose Society. It was a wonderful treat to admire the many varieties of roses and learn about them.
The East Asian Collection was established in 2005, and is a popular exhibition of the North Carolina Arboretum. There are 40 specimens on display. This exhibition is opened seasonally; ( May – October, 9 am – 5pm daily.) During the winter months, the exhibit can be found at the Baker Visitor Center’s Greenhouse (November-April, 9 am – 5 pm daily.)
The Connections Gallery gift shop is filled with merchandise where you can purchase plants, art books, home decor, jewelry, soaps, toys, and garden accessories.
The Bent Creek Bistro restaurant offers many gourmet sandwiches, salads, pizza, and beverages. Also, you have the option to sit indoor or outside and enjoy the scenery.
Hope you decide to visit this joyous, peaceful, and relaxing place.
A lovely combination of tangy and sweet! This mouthwatering open face pie is easy to make. A flavorful mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries that will leave you and your guests satisfied. Enjoy!
I found this frozen gluten free pie shell at my local supermarket in the gluten-free isle. You can also find Wholly GlutenFree products at a health food store. Here is their website where you can purchase from them directly. Wholly GlutenFree products click here.
In a large saucepan, on medium heat, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, water, and butter until smooth.
Add 2 cups of mixed berries and stir gently for about 2 mins. on low heat. As soon as the berry filling becomes thick, turn off the heat, and let it cool.
Using a slotted spoon, gently scoop the berry filling into the pie shell. Leave any syrup sauce behind. The goal is not to make your pie filling watery. TIP: If you wish, you can store the berry syrup in a mason jar for up to 1 week. The syrup can used on pancakes or on top of ice-cream.
Place the pie onto a baking sheet pan. Bake for 25 mins. or until crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 15 mins.
In the afternoon, I heard a loud clunk in the log cabin. I went downstairs to investigate and caught this little one stealing a bag of potato chips. Usually, I leave snacks out for the mailman and delivery folks. During the heist, I saw the raccoon with a bag of chips in her mouth. Also, she had ripped open a bag of Fritos. So, now I learned that Lays, Fritos, and Cheetos are the raccoons’ favorite snacks. Duly noted. 🥰 👍
I just recently learned that deer are nocturnal, which means that they can see at night. It’s the primary reason they are more active after dark. They have more light-detecting cells in their eyes than humans. Also, deer are highly active during the hours just before dark. When they wake up between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, their first priority is food. Enjoy these nighttime trail camera videos!