Come go with us as we traveled to Pine Mountain to see the leaves. Yes, they have finally turned to a beautiful array of colors.
I hope you'll enjoy our drive. It was a long ride, miles over the mountain and then to the town of Pine Mt. and then through Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park.
I took so many photo's, but it wasn't too easy since I was driving. It wasgood that there wasn't a lot of traffic.
We stopped at Callaway Gardens Country Store for breakfast.
We sat at the window and the view was just as beautiful. You may not can tell from this photo but there is a deep drop outside this window!!
After breakfast (which was at 10:30) we drove to the town of Pine Mountain. On our way we passed Callaway Gardens. Love going there in the spring. I did a blog post about in the spring when we were there to see the flowers in bloom.
Just had to run in this little 'Tea Room' and pick up some supplies!
I'll tell you all about it in a post in a couple weeks.
I love this town, it's small but has lots of great stores to shop!
I didn't eat there but did spend a good amount in the gift shop.
My poor hubby sits in the car while I shop. Bless him!
Ok, are we having fun or not!
On through F.D.R. State Park to see if it's full of campers.
The office is made out of rock, if you aren't familiar with the history of President Roosevelt's love for this area during his time in office and the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia, you can research it online, you'll find it very interesting.
Ok, let's turn into the park now.
I do see a couple campers.
Lots of Pine trees also.
Ok, I'm sure you are tired by now and it is getting late and I do have to get back in time to pick up 3 of my grandchildren from school today, I am looking forward to seeing them. I always love to spend time with them.
Today is my daughter's birthday, a day of memories and reflections.Yesterday we had our family dinner,as we do for each member of our family when their day comes around. It was a good day, with love and happiness that we could all be together.
My 3 girls are a blessing!
They are close with each,which is also a blessing!
Gina made her sister a carrot cake, her favorite.
So sweet of her and thoughtful.
This morning it was 34 degrees! Brrr --cold!
I went for a walk mid morning anyway, around the yard.
I was feeling a little old down, it didn't last long though.
Had a little talk with myself as I walked around the yard.
I hadn't gotten far before I heard my little buddy behind me.
He always goes along on my walks.
The trees were just about naked empty of leaves, the winds from the weekend had about blown them all away, leading to a little
more of my feeling 'down'.
Now I know each 'Fall' they must 'fall' to the ground.
Now don't they come out again in the spring, after the cold and months of staying inside has past! Yes! That's what I told myself.
My grandson's had been playing football yesterday and had left it on the ground right where they were playing. Just like a 10 and 12 year old. I picked it up and carried it back to the house so I could remember to give it to my daughter later in the week when she comes to visit.
Next to the back patio is my angel trumpet. I do love how they look like an trumpet!This morning they didn't look to happy either.
This is how they looked last week before it turned brrrrr-cold !
Walking on down to the back section of our yard where it's mostly wooded, leaves where all over the ground. The poor play set that my hubby and I built for the grandchildren, when we first moved here 12 years ago, is looking a little sad also. One of the grandson's told me a few weeks ago it's about time to take it down. I can't find the heart to do that just yet. I can still see them playing on it, but now they've out grown it and don't anymore.
So back to the house, I walked around front and there was my hosta's ---- The cold had gotten to them also
This is how they looked todayafter the 34 degrees the last couple nights.
This is before Mr.Cold Weather game to visit us the last few nights.
Don't think he'll be welcome again!
Settling down with a good hot cup of Tea will help. Waiting for it to steep a couple minutes.
There's nothing like a little reflection and a walk to get one to want a quiet time to just sit and count your blessings.
That's what I did, I chose a Darjeeling Black Tea to go with my carrot cake, my daughter was so kind to leave me. Darjeeling isn't my favorite tea but after all I bought it so I must drink it, right?
My tea cup is Queen Anne, English China.
I've had it awhile but love to bring it out
and use it.
Wouldn't you like a piece also, so glad you stopped by,please come again.