Sunday, November 02, 2008

Fall Color

Today has been a busy, busy day and right now I am taking full advantage of the fall back for the time change!!
The twins helped me clean up the flowers and the yard, so I rewarded them by a fall picnic. Not many November 1st around here are 70 degrees. We drove about 15 miles to a historic covered bridge. Here is the view from our picnic spot.

Thanks to some local citizens the bridge was saved during the floods in July. These brave people went on the bridge and removed some of the siding. Why? Well, the creek was so flooded the water was as high as the bridge, even a foot or two above the bottom of the bridge. With the siding removed, the water was able to flow through the bridge, thus saving the bridge. A bridge in the same area (over 100 years old) was not so fortunate. This picture will give you an idea of how high the water was.

Another picture of some fall color:

The rest of my day? Out to dinner with some girlfriends and a trip to Joann's with them. They got a huge laugh at this, as none of them sew but one friend wanted home dec fabric to recover dining room chairs. I had to figure the yardage!

Back home by 8 and I went to scrapbooking. A couple of days ago, I spread it out all over the dining room table. Tonight I have all the pictures in the album and have a bit of journaling to do. February to June are all in the album, now to print off more pictures. I did make an 8 x 8 album just of dd #2's graduation.


  1. Oh wow, that looks so beautiful! Gorgeous colors, and gorgeous bridge. I'm so glad it was saved! We also lost one that was nearly as old in the heavy rains & flooding.

    Sounds like a wonderful day!

  2. Beautiful photos. And the picnic sounds like fun.

  3. Anonymous8:53 PM

    Sounds like lots of fun for everyone. I listened to your most recent podcasts as we drove through through upstate South Carolina and NC/TN mountains this weekend. Very helpful with so many good ideas... I wish there were an ASG group nearby.

  4. Anonymous6:42 AM

    Beautiful. I'm still in hot ole Texas. :(

  5. Beautiful photos! How wonderful that the bridge was saved by the locals. It is so sad when historic things like that are destroyed. That creek got really high!