I suppose I really am a country girl at heart because I absolutely adore the NC state fair.
The rides, the agriculture, the crazy food (where else can you walk around nibbling on a giant turkey drum stick or a giant ear of corn without being scrutinized?), the fresh air and of course, the beautiful country folks. It's a great family time.
Here are some pics of the flowers with their cousins as we entered the fair:
Here are some pics of Chrysanthemum with her cousin, Lily-of-the-Valley: