Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Green Mountain

Morgan and I took Debi's lead from "The Giraffe Head Tree" and headed to Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain. It's only 20 minutes from the house. The weather couldn't have been more perfect.Someone had left yellow flowers in different places. It was a treat. I'm in an artsy mood this morning for sure. The tiny island in the lake. The fun covered bridge. A grandma and granddaughter feeding catfish with plenty bread and giggles!The house we would all love to own!! Plenty places to sit both new and rustic. A taste of fall,and fun for all! Did I tell you how much I love it here in Alabama?

20 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Oh, I love seeing Green Mountain Park through your eyes, Eve! Yellow flowers left hither and yon - how fascinating. It's as though the park begs an intimacy and secrecy not easily found. There were more people there during your trek - I love the grandmother and granddaughter feeding creatures, giggling and telling secrets. This is wonderful! My friend tells me that autumn turns the hardwoods there ablaze so I think you and I will have to go then to do some serious photos and talking, breathing in the crisp air. Bring a lunch. Fun!

Carolynn said...

What a great spot!! Love the photos, especially the cheerful yellow flowers peeking out from the rough board fence.

Jenny said...

Lovely post Evie, you had a great day exploring! How did you do that!!!!??? with the b&w and yellow? Love the shot with the grandmother and child. My fav I think. The shack reminds me of Little house on the prairie (sorry) (-:.

Roy said...

You did tell us, once or twice I think Evie.
Great images, love the artsy ones particularly. Oh and the new header is really special.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

What a lovely place!
You captured it perfectly.

You know- I've never seen a covered bridge!

Steve B said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the Deep South, Eve. It looks like a wonderful place to take a walk and decompress.

Bird Girl said...

This was great! So much fun to see Giraffe Head Tree post and then yours! I want to go there! My favorite was the yellow flowers!! You must have been photoshopping :-)
Eve you always have a different point of view!

The Early Birder said...

I think its fairly obvious why you love it Eve. Beautiful countryside.
Have fun. FAB

Rural Rambler said...

Eve it is a wonderful thing to love where you live. It really is everything to me. Gotta feel safe, happy and peaceful where you are or you are always running away instead of feeling that happy feeling in the heart about home. I love the leaf all dressed up in fall colors and the covered bridge. Just a cool post!

Mary said...

I love all your arty shots! The flowers, the leaf, the tiny island...great! I'll bet you will love it even more when you aren't freezing your "you know what" off this winter.

dog trot farm said...

Oh Eve, what a great blog. The photos are just lovely. I wish I were there to discover all these wonderful new places with you. What adventures we would have. Were the people in the last photo fishing? I would love to dismantle that cabin and put in my field for a guest house!

Tina said...

What a great walk, Eve! ...and I always have a smile on my face when you mention how much you love your new home!! That's just wonderful.

The Birdlady said...

Lovely post, and I love your B&W&Yellow art!

Denise said...

What a great post Eve, such a beautiful and serene place. And your photos are always beautiful.

Eve said...

Hi everyone! Thanks so much. I just want you to know that my internet is still quite slow. Some of my favorite blogs take so long to load and it gets difficult to comment. I take the time to look at all your blogs though....You're all my buds!

Thanks Debi! We will have fun with our photo outings I'm sure!

Hi Carolynn, the flowers were quite a surprise.

Hi Jenny Wren. Well of course the b&W was with photoshop. You have to work in layers, take the color out and then put it back just where you want it. Wish you were here so I could show you!!! It would look like the house on the prairie...but it's in the woods!!! hahaha!

Thanks Roy, glad you liked the header!

Thanks Lynne. I bet there's a covered bridge out there somewhere....or you could make on over Hasty Brook!!! Just order a little extra wood!

Thanks Steve. It is!

Hi Barb! I'm so glad you enjoyed both our posts. Thanks for your sweet comments!

Hi Frank! It is a great place to live...well except for the tornados...but well...I could be dealing with 6 feet of snow too...no thanks!

Thanks RR! It is nice to be home!

Thanks Mary...no freezing for me!

Hi Julie. Let's go to the park when you come visit and bring the log cabin home...do you think I can fit it in my Subie????

Thanks Tina! Maybe you could make a trip down sometime and we could bird out there!!

Hi Helen! Thanks much!

Yvonne aka Country Gardener said...

So glad to hear that you love it in Alabama. (Actually, I don't mind freezing. I know I'm weird.) -Your northern friend

Kerry Hawkins said...

What a beautiful trip

Carla said...

North Alabama is beautiful! Love your photos!

HANNIBAL said...

I loved so many of these shots! The yellow flower/B&W, gramma and kid! Those were very creative!

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Great photos! I especially like the little island shot and the last photo of the folks looking down into the water from the little dock. That looks like a wonderfully scenic trail!