Sunday, July 31, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
It was a hot day when we were there, and this camp provided a cool, beautiful place to rest.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
In the summer gloaming, we sit near the garden, quiet, and watch the birds come to feed.
I know that we are supposed to deadhead the flowers, to lob off anything past its prime.
It is not going to happen here.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Who wants to stick their feet in this? Me, that's who.
The Little River flows atop Lookout Mountain near Ft. Payne, Alabama. Through eons of time, the river has cut through limestone and sandstone to form the Little River Canyon. With walls up to 600', it is called the Grand Canyon of the East. It is a stunningly beautiful place, and these photos are not even close to capturing how spectacular it is.
Little River Canyon Preserve was established and made a part of the National Parks System in 1992. The Little River Canyon Center, part of Jacksonville State University, was opened to the public in 2009. It houses the Little River Canyon National Preserve office and serves as a welcome and educational center. It is located near Ft. Payne, Alabama, atop Lookout Mountain.
This boulder must weigh a lot; they built the road around it rather than try to move it.
I'm hoping we can go back in the fall; I've been told the fall color is fabulous. Road trip, anyone?
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I don't do much sewing or quilting in the summer. I spend as much time as possible outside loving on the flowers and vegetables. But sometimes, during the hot afternoons, I crank up the sewing machine. Yesterday, I completed this quilt top that I started in late April.
It has twelve large blocks, all different, but all made from half-square triangles. The red fabrics are all different, too. I used the different red strips pieced together to make the first border.
This block may be my favorite.
I have some other projects that I need to finish, so I don't know when I will be able to quilt this top. It will go on the "to be quilted" stack.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
This park was developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It is approximately eight miles northeast of Ft. Payne, Alabama.