This year I celebrated my 81st birthday with the whole family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina:

first night in Asheville: dinner with the whole family at the Barleycorn in West Asheville

Oliver at the Biltmore Estate

family at Looking Glass Falls in Brevard

Steve and Susan at Looking Glass Falls

in the kiln yard at Judith Duff’s pottery in Brevard

Steve in the anagama kiln at Judith Duff’s Pottery

Monkfish Bindery in East Asheville with Johanna Smick, the book binder

Berliner Kindl german restaurant in Black Mountain with Brigitte’s cousin Kuni and her son Kurt

North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville