What a wonderful day I had today. We got up early and headed out for breakfast. After eating we hit up a few yard sales then decided to go for a ride. We headed down the freeway to Dalton and then off to Chatsworth. Once in Chatsworth we headed up the mountain. This was a really steep upgrade 22% grade. The ride was beautiful! Up we went into the clouds! After arriving on top we went to a place called Fort Mountain. Isn't that a spectacular view? We are in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Here is the first sign of fall color in August! Could be a sign that we are due for a cold winter!
Here is someone's home! I did not knock as I really did not want to disturb their sleep. This home is in the bottom of a tree that is still alive.
This is a twisted tree that I saw. I thought it was pretty.
Here I am on the way up a trail to see a rock wall. It was a steep climb up, easy going down though!
This is the stone wall. No one knows who made this wall. One of the Cherokee legends says that moon-eyed white men made the walls. On each end of the wall is a basin that faces the setting sun and rising sun. There are pits that some say were honeymoon nests.
Here are some pinecones I saw. They are so tiny! They are only about 2-3 inches long.
Here is Papaw and Brook fishing in a small mountain lake.
After we got home we saddled up the horses and went riding. Pat doubled Brook with him. It was the longest ride Precious has had since she was hurt. She stumbled near the end of the ride as we were going down a hill. She went all the way down on her front knees twice as she tried to regain her balance. At one time she was on all 4 knees, scared me. I was afraid she had really hurt herself. She was favoring her back leg a bit. I put some Absorbine Jr on her after the ride. Pat rode some more and when he took off Precious watched them leave. As soon as they were out of sight she took off like a bandit to catch up with them! For a fat, out of shape horse, she sure can run when she wants too!
I am tired now. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?