Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Sweet Home Alabama

     My Mother is from Alabama and a very large percentage of every person I am related to still lives there today. Reading all of your autumn entries out there in J-Land is leaving me with a deep desire to be there on Lookout Mountain to witness the Amazing display of the changing autumn leaves. Living here in South Florida <-- click things tend to stay pretty green year round.

     The truth is that over the years most of my visits to Alabama have been during the Summertime <-- click as a child. Summertime in the mountains holds it's own magic but the fall hands down has the most spectacular nature displays.

      I am thinking that a visit there mid October next year is a visit that's long overdue and if I'm lucky, I may be able to persuade my sister to come with me. October is right at the beginning of her busiest season in the Party Decorating business but how could she day no to the vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow down the long and winding roads?

     I don't have many beautiful fall photos but I do love the one above. It's a photo of my Aunt Elouise and My Uncle Orval taken several years ago all dressed up in autumn costume (how cute were they?)

   If any of you are thinking of adding some fall color to your own yard, think Red Maple (for red), Japanese Maple my favorite (for yellow, orange & red), Sugar Maple (for yellow, orange & red), Chinese Pistashe (for orange & red), Willow Oak (for yellow & red), Ginkgo (for yellow) and Crepe Myrtle (for yellow, orange & red).

     Just thinking of these brilliant colors on the plentiful hiking trails in Rock City Gardens, Little River Canyon, Sunset Rock on Lookout Mountain and Nuccalula Falls makes me sure that this is a trip that's long overdue.

                         Happy Autumn All 

                                *** Coy ***

12 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Yes, Autumn colours are lovely. We do not get quite the brilliant displays here that you get in America but we love it just the same.  Great photo, made me smile.  Hope you achieve your visit.

cneinhorn said...

Great photo
!
Our Autumn colors are starting to show everywhere, NJ has a nice season change, I love this time of year!  
~JerseyGirl

judithheartsong said...

what a lovely entry.....thanks for sharing.... judi :):)

ggal3133 said...

My husband is from Alabama and that view from Lookout Mountain is breathtaking! We don't get alot of fall colors here in costal GA and that makes me alittle sad.

Thanks for this entry :)

indigosunmoon said...

Coy,
I only live about 15 minutes from Noccalula Falls!
I pass that way each time I go to town!  
The leaves are starting to turn now, and it is so
pretty here!  I hope you do get to visit like you
planned to.
Little River Canyon is beautiful this time of year!
Might just have to drive up that way soon.
Also, Mt. Cheaha is beautiful too!
Lovish!
Connie

babyshark28 said...

LOL!  they are adorable!  and they look like they are having a great time. :D

Fall, is one of my favorite seasons.  color is just all around you, the temp. are mild, and if it get's a little cold, start up a nice warm fire....awww. LOVE it!

I bet Alabama is georgous this time of the  year. :)
~sharky

csandhollow said...

From every place you named you are from my neck of the woods! BTW Red Maple is poison to horses for those readers of yours with horses.

dbaumgartner said...

What a great photo!  I love it.  I do hope you get to go somewhere and enjoy the fall colors.  I lived in Miami for many years and the constant green can get a bit boring.  I love the change of seasons.

krobbie67 said...

You're making me want to take a trip to PA next year. Hmm...maybe. I love the pics! :-) ---Robbie

sonensmilinmon said...

Everyone does seem focused on the autumn season.  Even Krissy photo challenge this week is autumn ... I've only got one picture ready for that so far.  I need to get out today and take some pictures!

I enjoyed the picture and the entry ... hope you can get to Alabama next year in October.

Monica

deabvt said...

Terrific Pic!
Thks,
V

redhotbamaangel said...

COY I LIVE CLOSE TO GUNTERSVILLE STATE PARK IN MARSHALL COUNTY AL . IF YOU'VE NEVER VISITED THIS STATE PARK YOU SHOULD ! YOUR LOVE FOR ALABAMA IS DEEPLY FELT HERE ALSO ! MY GRANDMOTHER (WHO PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY ) SHE LOVED TO RIDE THROUGH THE PARK AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR AND ENJOY THE CHANGE IN THE AIR ! I NEVER IMAGINED WHAT LIFE WOULD BE LIKE W/O HER (ALTHOUGH I KNEW SHE COULDN'T LIVE FOREVER !) SORRY FOR TELLING YOU THE SAD STORY BUT, THAT IS WHAT YOUR STORY OF LONGING FOR HOME REMINDED ME OF . SHE WAS MY HOME AND I WISH I COULD JUST VISIT HOME SOME ALTHOUGH I STILL LIVE NEXT DOOR TO HER HOUSE IT IS SO EMPTY AND HER TREES ARE SO BEAUTIFUL THIS YEAR ! THANKS FOR YOUR STORY FOR A MOMENT IT WAS IF I WAS HOME WITH YOUR VIVID MEMORIES ! IF YOU EVER WANT TO CHAT MY SCREEN NAME IS REDHOTBAMAANGEL