Barbara & Jerry's Tennessee Pictures September 2005
September 2005
Flag
Flag

9/11/2005 12:27:00 PM

I know we have several (many!) flag pictures, but it was such a clear day, I couldn't resist taking another one.

Roan Mountain Church Services

9/4/2005 11:06:47 AM

Every Labor Day weekend our church holds services at Roan Mountain. Here we're singing; the gentlemen at the center is our Pastor, Paul and behind him on the left is his wife, Kathy. We love them both. Our Roan Mountain services are some of the best!

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Kid's Sermon
Kid's Sermon

9/4/2005 11:10:47 AM

I can't remember how Kathy tied magnifying glasses into a bible study, but the kids sure had fun with them.

Tobacco Field

9/4/2005 1:14:07 PM

A nearby tobacco field has been cut and is ready to be harvested.

Tobacco Field
Tobacco Barn
Tobacco Barn

9/5/2005 12:57:14 PM

And here it's being put in the barn.

Cami

9/6/2005 6:53:16 PM

Cami is one of my favorites. I love her coloring.

Cami
Taffy
Taffy

9/6/2005 6:54:36 PM

Josh and Sandra got 2 sheep, and the one likes to eat lying down, like one of our cats, Taffy, used to do. So, I've named this one Taffy, after her.

Other Sheep

9/6/2005 6:58:02 PM

This is the other sheep. I haven't named this one yet. They both need to be sheared, a process I hope to watch.

Other Sheep
Creole
Creole

9/6/2005 7:07:33 PM

This is Mark and Creole. Mark is teaching Creole commands, including "gee" and "haw" that are used in dog mushing.

Creole Too

9/6/2005 7:10:31 PM

I invited Mark and Creole up the driveway to meet Jerry. Mark was concerned about the mess Creole might make, but I assured him that was ok. Turned out Creole behaved perfectly.

Creole Too
Boone, NC
Boone, NC

9/14/2005 10:06:21 AM

Boone, NC is a charming college town (Appalachian State) with lots of shops to keep one occupied for hours.

Our Little Group

9/14/2005 10:43:17 AM

We went to two churches known as Churches of the Frescoes, for their Frescoe Paintings. This one is St. Mary's, near Boone, NC.

Our Little Group
Frescoe at St. Mary's
Frescoe at St. Mary's

9/14/2005 11:22:08 AM

This is done on plaster, using natural dyes, and done a small portion at a time. It's stunningly beautiful.

Another Frescoe

9/14/2005 11:22:33 AM

This one, Mary with Child, to the left of the alter. Also beautifully done.

Another Frescoe
Therapy Dog
Therapy Dog

9/14/2005 11:24:44 AM

The lady giving the tour of the church had this cute therapy dog, but we've forgotten his name. It seemed a bit odd to see this cute puppy have the run of the church, but it was a lot of fun holding him!

St. Mary's Church

9/14/2005 11:26:24 AM

The front of St. Mary's Church.

St. Mary's Church
Bird Feeder
Bird Feeder

9/14/2005 11:26:35 AM

I loved the bird feeder on the window of this church!

Shatley Springs

9/14/2005 1:26:17 PM

Next we went to Shatley Springs, NC. One can no longer bathe there, but we filled a water bottle with the delicious spring water. Also ate a delicious lunch family style at the restaurant there.

Shatley Springs
Discovered in 1890
Discovered in 1890

9/14/2005 1:26:32 PM

The springs were discovered in 1890.

Horse-Drawn Disc

9/14/2005 1:31:37 PM

An old horse-drawn disc. They had several of these at Shatley Springs, also several horse-drawn plows and sulley rakes.

Horse-Drawn Disc
Shatley Springs
Shatley Springs

9/14/2005 1:36:46 PM

Shatley Springs and our little group.

Hydrangea Tree

9/14/2005 1:37:42 PM

This is a hydrangea tree at Shatley Springs. It was beautiful.

Hydrangea Tree
Huh?
Huh?

9/14/2005 1:48:51 PM

16 South left, 221 South right???

Christmas Tree Farm

9/14/2005 2:05:53 PM

There were Christmas Tree farms everywhere. I used to feel guilty buying live Christmas trees, but I won't anymore. I had no idea they were farmed like this. Western North Carolina is the Fraser Fir capital of the world and only about 15-20 miles from us.

Christmas Tree Farm
Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church

9/14/2005 2:14:46 PM

The second church we went to this day was Holy Trinity Church. It also had beautiful frescoe paintings.

The Last Supper

9/14/2005 2:34:21 PM

The Last Supper at Holy Trinity Church. This is even more beautiful in person.

The Last Supper
The Dog
The Dog

9/14/2005 2:34:53 PM

Check out the dog! There is a cute story about this dog, I may be off a bit about the details but basically the parish priest didn't like the artists's dog wandering about so he painted the dog into the Last Supper to be there forevermore!

Urns and Ashes

9/14/2005 2:44:49 PM

Under the church was a glassed off area where the remains of people were stored in beautiful clay jars.

Urns and Ashes
Gingerbread House
Gingerbread House

9/14/2005 4:18:14 PM

I thought this was so cute I made Jerry turn around so I could get a picture of this. It was taken while we were moving, so I was lucky to get it at all. I think the owner has a good sense of humor!

Mountain View

9/14/2005 4:44:57 PM

Just a lucky shot taken from the car on the way home in eastern Tennessee.

Mountain View
Lake Watauga
Watauga Lake

9/14/2005 4:51:26 PM

Watauga Lake, about four miles from us, also taken while driving home.

Fall Colors?

9/17/2005 5:23:19 PM

This might be as good as it gets for fall colors this year. The leaves are just turning brown and dropping off the trees. This is next to our driveway.

Fall Colors?
Blackie
Blackie

9/17/2005 5:27:01 PM

Blackie should be named Shadow, because he's always outside when we're outside.

Horses in Our Yard

9/23/2005 12:05:22 PM

Two of the neighbor's horses escaped and wandered around for a few hours before being caught. They spent quite a bit of time in our yard. It was amazing watching them!

Horses in Our Yard
Sprinkler
Sprinkler

9/23/2005 12:06:26 PM

They even seemed to like the sprinkler, especially since it was quite warm that day.

Tomato Patch

9/23/2005 12:09:17 PM

I told them they couldn't leave until they cleaned out the weeds from the tomato bed, but they didn't listen to me.

Tomato Patch

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