Barbara & Jerry's Tennessee Pictures August through November 2006
August through November 2006 TN Pictures
Doris and Betty
Doris and Betty

8/7/2006 4:15:44 PM

We met our dear friends from Texas, Doris and Betty, for lunch at a small restaurant out in the countryside halfway between us and Knoxville. It was a short visit but better than none!

Sam

8/11/2006 1:37:20 PM

Sam at 4 months. He's a big pup and is Blackie's best friend.

Sam
Lisa's Pie
Lisa's Pie

8/12/2006 4:58:20 PM

Our friend Lisa brought this to our church picnic. I submitted this picture to the paper's "Send Us Your Best Shot" which was printed in the paper. So far I've had 7 pictures printed in the paper. The pie was delicious!

Jonesborough, TN

8/17/2006 1:15:30 PM

We went to Jonesborough, TN to listen to a storyteller. Jonesborough is Tennessee's oldest town, and about 30 minutes west of here.

Jonesboro, TN
Calf
Calf

8/21/2006 5:39:17 PM

What a cutie!

Jerry at the Fair

8/21/2006 7:14:31 PM

Jerry having a conversation with a cow at the local fair.

Jerry at the Fair
Susan, Cindy, Barbara and Blackie
Susan, Cindy, Barbara and Blackie

8/26/2006 2:45:44 PM

On the top of Roan Mountain is the Appalachian Trail. We walked a few feet in each direction so we could say we walked the Appalachian Trail!

Roan Mountain

8/26/2006 3:04:29 PM

If only the rhododendrons in the foreground were in bloom, it would be beautiful.

Roan Mountain
Barbara, Jerry and Blackie
Barbara, Jerry and Blackie

8/26/2006 3:06:53 PM

Barbara, Jerry, and Blackie on the deck at the rhododendron gardens on Roan Mountain.

Kudzu For Sale

8/29/2006 12:37:17 PM

How would you like to buy this property? I've never seen kudzu for sale before.

Kudzu For Sale
Cows and Cow Pasture
Cows and Cow Pasture

8/30/2006 7:05:56 PM

The cows and cow pasture next to our house on the east side.

"Bring That Back!"

9/2/2006 3:03:23 PM

"Hey, Sam, bring back Mom's watering can!"

"Bring That Back!"
Watering Can
Watering Can

9/2/2006 3:04:45 PM

This watering can is toast, but it made a good teething toy for a growing puppy. He carried it off somewhere and we haven't seen it since.

Sedum

9/3/2006 3:30:52 PM

Bumblebees love sedum; fortunately they ignore me.

Sedum
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds

8/12/2006 7:26:42 PM

We have 3 hummingbird feeders on the front porch. This was their favorite.

Hummingbird 3

8/12/2006 8:00:41 PM

Look at his color!

Hummingbird 3
Hummingbirds 2
Hummingbirds 2

8/12/2006 7:26:28 PM

I love that side turn!

Weir Dam

9/22/2006 2:51:17 PM

The rebuilding of Weir Dam in Elizabethton.

Weir Dam
Fish Ladder
Fish Ladder

9/22/2006 2:51:38 PM

Complete with fish ladder.


9/26/2006 12:00:40 PM

This is said to be a former glacier. The formation occurred during the last ice age and has been dated to be as old as 350 million years. The formation covers 15 acres and is said to have a stream that still runs beneath the field. At night the rocks really did have a blue glow to them.

Blue Rocks Campground
Rainbow
Rainbow

10/11/2006 5:53:26 PM

Look closely to the left of the flag and you'll see the double rainbow. This was taken from our front yard. The pot of gold must be in our neighbor's barn!

Stirring the Apple Butter

10/14/2006 2:13:39 PM

It's apple butter time at our church again. It has to be stirred constantly or it will burn. It takes about 8 hours from start to finish.

Stirring the Apple Butter
Tasting the Apple Butter
Tasting the Apple Butter

10/14/2006 3:45:49 PM

It's apple butter time again. I had a broken rib so I didn't help much, but after the kettle was empty, I managed to get a spoonful to taste. That's a sling moved to my back.

Barbara and Dooley

10/16/2006 12:47:18 PM

Barbara is holding Dooley while friends pack up our dear friend Martha's belongings. Martha and Dooley moved to California to be closer to family.

Barbara and Dooley
Fall Colors
Fall Colors

10/19/2006 10:47:05 AM

Between Hampton and Mountain City.

More Fall Colors

10/19/2006 10:47:26 AM

This is another drive-by shooting (with the camera, of course!).

More Fall Colors
Suba's Restaurant
Suba's Restaurant

10/19/2006 1:09:11 PM

Suba's Restaurant in Mountain City, TN (about 30 miles east of here) is where we ate. It had delicious food.

Mantel in the Dining Room

10/19/2006 12:48:52 PM

This is how the dining room was decorated.

Mantel in the Dining Room
The Ladies' Room
The Ladies' Room

10/19/2006 1:06:01 PM

The Ladies' Room in this restaurant was beautiful so I took a picture of the sink and tile. We checked out the men's room and it wasn't decorated at all!

Mirror and Lights

10/19/2006 1:06:06 PM

Pretty fancy for a rustic restaurant, huh?

Mirror and Lights
Welcome Center
Welcome Center

10/19/2006 1:20:06 PM

Next we went to the Mountain City Visitor Center which houses the Johnson County Museum. We were really impressed with it.

Museum and Visitor Center

10/19/2006 1:55:54 PM

This is the back view of the Museum and Visitor Center. The front had a porch on it.

Museum and Visitor Center
Old Time Fireplace
Old Time Fireplace

10/19/2006 1:25:01 PM

Nice set-up; fortunately I'm not so old to remember using it!

Another Bathroom

10/19/2006 1:43:36 PM

I seemed to have had a thing with bathrooms that day. This one had a horse theme.

Another Bathroom
A Tiny Bit Of Wautaga Lake
A Tiny Bit Of Watauga Lake

10/19/2006 2:45:29 PM

In the center of the picture is a tiny bit of Watauga Lake.

Fall Colors

10/19/2006 2:46:02 PM

Returning from Mountain City. There is a sliver of Watauga Lake on the left.

Fall Colors
Barbara and Jerry
Barbara and Jerry

10/19/2006 2:47:59 PM

A little too close up, but here we are!

Pathway along Watauga Lake

10/19/2006 2:54:45 PM

This is by the swimming area on Watauga Lake.

Pathway along Wautage Lake
Home Again
Home Again

10/19/2006 3:41:00 PM

The horse pasture across the street on our west side.

Our Bluebird House

10/19/2006 3:43:14 PM

Taken from our front yard.

Our Bluebird House
Side Yard
Side Yard

10/19/2006 3:44:01 PM

I think some of the prettiest trees are right at home.

Edging the Driveway

10/19/2006 3:44:54 PM

These trees line the driveway.

Edging the Driveway
Sunlight Across the Valley
Sunlight Across the Valley

10/20/2006 2:55:52 PM

A glorious fall day with a stream of sunlight through the valley to the north of us.

Shadows

10/20/2006 4:13:18 PM

I like the way the shadows cast light across the mountain and pasture below.

Shadows
Hampton Tobacco Barn
Hampton Tobacco Barn

10/20/2006 4:15:05 PM

Our neighbors' tobacco barn.

Neighbor's Horses

10/31/2006 1:08:20 PM

I love Mark's horses.

Neighbor's Horses
Rock Slide
Rock Slide

11/9/2006 1:48:29 PM

We've always wondered when this area would give way and it finally did. The Highway Department chopped it up and hauled it away.

Rockslide and Covered Wagon

11/9/2006 1:48:39 PM

As I was taking a picture of the rockslide, a gentleman came along in his covered wagon. He offered me a ride!

Rockslide and Covered Wagon
Blackie
Blackie

11/9/2006 2:03:27 PM

I told him I had my dog with me and he said, "that's okay, there's steps in the back. He can come too!"

His Wife

11/9/2006 2:09:55 PM

He called his wife on his cell phone to bring him a package and I thought, "oh great. What's she going to think?" I introduced myself and asked her if she'd take our picture!

His Wife
Harvesting Tobacco
Harvesting Tobacco

8/30/2006 7:04:45 PM

Watching the Smiths (our neighbors) harvest tobacco.

Fire

11/16/2006 3:56:13 PM

Something caught fire in our neighborhood. A fire truck tried to get to it from the direction of that little cabin but couldn't. They went out to the main road and managed to get to it on that side to put out the fire.

Fire
Little Finch
Little Finch

11/17/2006 1:54:11 PM

This little finch flew into our guest room window and ended up on our porch with a bloody beak. I brought him (her?) in and offered a capful of water to drink and to cleanse his beak.

Hospital Room

11/17/2006 2:08:39 PM

I put the little bird back on the porch, but he couldn't fly yet, so he got this little hospital room. I covered the entire box with a lingerie netting bag. After about an hour, he climbed on the bag, so I tried the porch again. He's back with his buddies now.

Hospital Room
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child

11/28/2006 11:52:02 AM

A group of us from our church went to Boone, NC to help with Operation Christmas Child. Our jobs were to go through the shoe boxes and make certain the gifts were appropriate. It was a very rewarding experience. The shoe boxes go to needy children all around the world.

Double Rainbow

11/30/2006 4:40:10 PM

This is a double rainbow, with the pot of gold at our neighbor's front door. Unfortunately, the second rainbow is very faint in the picture.

Double Rainbow
A Pretty Home
A Pretty Home

10/19/2006 11:10:11 AM

I just thought this was a pretty home, horse, and pasture in Mountain City.


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