Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Hills Are Alive With Color and A Days Outing

Today is a gorgeous day outside but it not to last.  Tomorrow it is suppose to be cold and rainy and possibly some snow by the end of the week.  What is wrong with this picture?  We don't get that awful stuff here that early, not until January, sometimes December, but not very often.  We don't know how to drive in that stuff.

Anyway, enough of that.  Our hills are beautiful with color.  We took a drive today out in the country and wound up at War Eagle Mill again.  We go there several times a year.  Here are some of the pictures from our area and also the War Eagle Mill area.  This is picture heavy.

These were taken on my way home from work one evening and some of them are from our yard and in our neighborhood.


From the parking lot






I took this while at a stop light. It is by the office.




House across the street




The next ones are of our outing today.



This was taken alongside the road.  The farmer hasn't hauled in his hay for the winter yet.

The colors behind this house have already been at their peak.  They are not as bright as some of the others.

Going down the road.

This family has a lot of wood cut for heating this winter.  Most of these homes are very rural and with the ice storm we had last January and being without power for 30 days, they are now prepared with lots of wood.  It is no fun being without power for that long.



One of the old abandoned closed businesses at Sharp's Farm by War Eagle Mill.

I posted about War Eagle last summer but here are some shots of it in the fall and some interesting views.



This brick pillar plus one more is all that holds up the bridge above.  It is a one lane bridge that is very old.  I don't like driving on bridges but this one is really scary.



The water wheel that powers the grist mill inside.


The fall decorations outside the mill.


The facilities.  It gets mighty cold in there in the winter time.
This is the restaurant on the 3rd floor of the mill.  They serve really good soups, sandwiches and cobblers.  We had lunch in there today.

You have to climb these 2 flights of stairs to get to the restaurant.  There are no elevators here, very primitive.

After lunch we headed home.  We snapped a few more photos on the way home.


I hope you have enjoyed fall in my part of the country.  It is very interesting to see other parts of the country and see your fall and color.
Everyone have a very blessed week.  Hopefully I will be back more often than I have been here lately.

Maxine

6 comments:

Gail said...

Beautiful pictures. I have been to War Eagle Mill one time but can't remember how to get there from here.

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Maxine!....what pretty pictures you've posted!....that tree in front of the house across the street is so beautiful and vibrant....I'm hoping to go for a drive up to the Blue Ridge before the color is all gone and take some pictures....I'll be sure to post them to my blog if we go....have a great rest of the weekend!

Janet

Janet - underthewillow said...

me again!....I just looked at the slide show of your home and WOW is it every pretty!!....I especially love the colors, they remind me of the colors I recently painted in the breakfast nook....and I love the red curtains you have against the neutral wall....makes me wanna look for red curtains now!!

Janet

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

WOW, Fall in your part of the country is so BEAUTIFUL! :)
Loved all your photos, thanks for sharing!

Have a wonderful week ♥

cwa said...

Your photos are beautiful. They made me a little homesick for the Ozarks. Every season there is lovely, but fall is truly spectacular. Blessings.

Sunny said...

Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures. Such pretty foliage.
Sunny :)