Charlie has been hunting in Ashe County for thirty-seven years, and had never been to the top of Mt. Jefferson. What incredible views!
If you are not able to hike, you can see the view from a drive-up scenic overlook. A short hike will take you to the rocky outcropping where I am standing.
When we finally dragged ourselves off Mt. Jefferson, I took a photo of this working water wheel fountain in a private yard. Very serene!
When we finally got to town, I took a picture of another mural of a fall scene painted on a wall in West Jefferson. Which is real and which is Memorex?This maple tree is across the street from the ABC store. For those not from the south, that is our Alcoholic Beverage Control, or liquor store. Remember we are in the Bible Belt.
When we finished our errands we drove back again on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This split rail fence is very typical along the Parkway. We stopped to buy some Sourdough Bread at the Northwest Trading Post.Can you tell I like those salmon-colored maple trees?
Here is a photo of the New River, snapped as we drove past in the car. This is the river that hosts our Fourth of July tube trip every year.When we got home, everyone from our family "compound" was in the garden across the street at my brother-in-law's uncle's. It was time for the potato harvest.
Total : 26 bushels of potatoes and one large toad.
After the "taters" were all in the truck, I planted about six dozen more daffodil bulbs along our driveway. Charlie went back to the tree stand for another unsuccessful hunt. I got out my little baby Janome sewing machine and set up a quilting station on a picnic table in our yard. I had lots of six-inch flannel squares to sew together randomly for baby quilts.
Then I closed up quilt shop and headed out with my camera and doggy to capture more pics of our "hood" in the afternoon light.
Trees and sky reflected in the water.Peak Creek upstream.And downstream.I like this snag tree silhouetted in the sunshine over the creek.
I have lots more pictures, so tune in again to ATQ!