02 December 2007

Hike at Old Stone Fort

Mom invited Claudia and me to join her on a hike the day after Thanksgiving. It was organized by her local chapter of the Tennessee Trails Association. It was a trail at Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park near Manchester, TN. See http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/parks/OldStoneFort/ for more information. It was pretty chilly out that morning -- 39F/3C. We had rain the day before Thanksgiving, so a lot of the pretty leaves had been knocked down by the rain.
Clod shows off her red gloves.

Mom feels the chill!

The Little Duck River.

Claudia and Mom.

Claudia and Mom again.

Rock bluffs and blue sky.

Mom, Tony, Millette, and Dr. Bud.

Dave, the hike leader.

Small waterfall on the Duck River.

Natural pool. I'd like to come back here in summer to swim!

Remains of a 19th C. paper mill.

Fall in Birmingham

I'm not broadcasting this post, but adding it so my South African friends can see how beautiful fall in Birmingham is. I really missed fall colors while I was in SA!
Looking up Yorkshire, the street on which I live.

Looking down Yorkshire.

A big sugar maple.

Dogwood in front, and Japanese maple next to house.

Another sugar maple with young magnolia in front.

A nice morning to walk the baby.

Tall crape myrtles.

Gorgeous Japanese maple.

The first of three of my favorite houses in this neighborhood.

The second favorite house.

The third favorite house.

A view from the back bedroom window.

Same view.