|My sweet guys at Hemlock Bluffs|
Hemlock Bluffs is home to the only stand of hemlock trees in the state (and the vast majority of the south). When the world heated up after the last ice age the other "alpine" plant species that had lived here up and died. These (well the ancestors of these) survived because they were in a nice cool spot on the northern side of these little bluffs. So now they are protected and surrounded by this nice little preserve that has walking/jogging trails and a nature education center, all located in the middle of the town of Cary.
There. Now you have had your natural history lesson for the day.
All in all it was a fabulous weekend. And as a side bonus the hike and time at the market got me super excited for fall!