As you near the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia, there are all sorts of tourist-oriented stores…many selling antiques and “mountain” type merchandise. I stopped at Leonard’s Mkt as I neared the parkway recently and found it closed…perhaps for awhile. It was a treasure trove for my camera however, and I even saw the “guard cat” on duty…well, maybe not so alert duty as you shall see below. An image I especially liked is the one with the US flag and the bell…those two items together had meaning…to me at least. I wonder exactly who “Leonard” is?