Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Green hills of home

We spent the past weekend visiting relatives in Kentucky and decided to return to Chattanooga on back roads to see what we could see in the beautiful Cumberland Plateau country that is now our new home. I'm happy to report that many of the old ways of life still stubbornly persist and I saw many more Confederate flags waving along U.S. 27 than I ever expected to find in this section of Dixie but still dutifully saluted each one as I passed.

Rugby, Tennessee

Butterfly outside Lost River Cave
Warren County, Kentucky

Clear Fork River
Morgan County, TN

An ancient barn
Simpson County, KY

Forbus General Store
Forbus, TN

Whittling away the day on the front porch of the Forbus General Store

Mennonite produce market
Allen County, KY

Laurel Dale Cemetery
Rugby, TN

Kentucky girls


Katoolus said...

The south looks lush and green. It sure looks mighty pretty. I'm reminded of my first real southern barbeque in "Norlina", North Carolina. Remember all the fuss I caused? The girl from Utah. They didn't know if that was a town or a state. They all watched anxiously as I took my first bite of collard greens, hush puppies and slow smoked pork. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Those were good times!
The south looks like it is living strong!

beamis said...

Why yes it is Missy!

Anonymous said...

I was in this same vicinity around July 4th and had a wonderful time getting away from all I need to get away from.

Were the blackberries ripe?

Devastatin' Dave said...

You couldn't get a pic of Ashley Judd for one of your "Kentucky Girls?"

And you expect me to keep visiting this blog?