I'm going to show you a set of pictures I took on a fine autumn hike
that Cody and I took today and you see if you can figure out where we went!
There's are creeks for Cody to splash in. It kind of looks like
Explore Park, doesn't it?
Maybe it's Mill Mountain or Chestnut Ridge?
He's a patient boy, but he doesn't usually pose that well.
Hmmm. These look like boulders along the Appalachian Trail in
Parts of these old logging roads almost look like the Glenwood Horse Trail
along the Blue Ridge Parkway . . .
Have you guessed yet??
The next two shots give it away!
You've just had a mini-tour through our "back forty" in
all of its fall splendor!!
OK, so it's not 40 acres. But even one third that feels like a
grand forest when you're savoring the beauty of colorful leaves
still clinging to their branches and crunching through the ones
that have surrendered to the inevitability of the changing
I should accept the autumn of my life so gracefully! Not.
Our neighborhood in the countryside east of Roanoke, Virginia is
absolutely gorgeous right now. I make excuses to be outside as
much as possible -- easy to do with all the perennial beds that
need weeding, pruning, and other fall maintenance.
As I've mentioned before, it's all a bit too much for us
to maintain with our gypsy lifestyle. Our house and 12+ acres are
for sale, although they are not officially listed as yet. Shoot,
with the housing market as crazy as it's been, we haven't even
figured out an asking price yet!
Here are a few more colorful fall scenes down our little
Road maintenance equipment sits on a
neighbor's property between jobs
(Jim helps with the periodic repairing/repaving
of 1+ mile of private roadway)
Next entry: I wonder what Catawba Valley looks like
right now from McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail????? Let's
go see . . .
"Runtrails & Company" - Sue Norwood, Jim O'Neil,
and Cody the Ultra Lab
© 2009 Sue Norwood and Jim O'Neil