We discovered a great shop in Black Mountain called Black Mountain Ironworks ( They have all kinds of art, sculpture, housewares, gates, railings and furniture made from hand-forged iron.

Since we haven’t seen much wildlife here (we know, weird, huh?), we decided to pick up some of our own from Black Mountain Ironworks.

This snail immediately captured Brigette’s eye:

Question: Are the praying mantises fighting or dancing?

We’re a little short on mosquitos this season, so Dave picked this guy up. Maybe he’ll scare off the few real ones that we have!

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