Sunday, October 25, 2009

If You Got The Money Honey, I Got The Time

I've been called back to work but just for about a week. However, I have to go to Tennessee for this job, so looks like it's road trip time. Beautiful time of year to get to go on the road though. I'm making the trip with the superintendent that I last worked for, at the health clinic. He built an addition onto a very quaint university on the eastern side of the state. I'm looking forward to seeing the school and area. We are just having to run punch list items so it's a gravy job! Fine with me!

This weekend was our county's Covered Bridge Festival and I took Mouse to see one of the prettier bridges in the area. I'll have more about this later but we went for a short hike under the bridge and enjoyed some of the festivities downtown. This really is a very pretty area.
This is just some of the color around my place. The weather has just been gorgeous lately. I thought I had some pics of how far I have gotten on the siding on the west side of the house but the one I had only showed 3 boards up. I don't know what was up with that. I guess my memory is going because I could have sworn I took more pics later. Anyway, I have trimmed out the two windows and got almost half of the siding up. Not as fast as I would like but not too bad.
I love this little maple tree near my drive. It's really going to be pretty as it gets bigger.
I don't know what type of tree this is behind the house but it always turns the brightest yellow; like it's made of gold. There are several others of the same type back there but the trees in the foreground are blocking them from view.

So, I probably won't be able to post again until I return on Friday but should have some good photos. Hope everyone has a good week. See ya'll!

*Willie Nelson


Lampropeltis said...

Hey Annie, I'm a native-born Alabaman who's been transplanted to Colorado for some years now. I've been following your blog for a few months and I love it!...being as I'm also a woman trying to maintain a house purely on my own (most of the time). Thought I would write with my speculation that your tree is possibly a tulip poplar. It looks to have the right size and heighth, from what I can make out. I remember these trees fondly from my life back east.


Anonymous said...

Great to hear you have a little work! The photos are stunning, love that creek & bridge!

pablo said...

I don't have any naturally occurring maples in my woods, but I have a lot of hickories, and that golden one behind your house sure has fall hickory colors on it.

countrypeapie said...

How did I not know it was the covered bridge festival?! Beautiful fall colors. Great time of year to take a road trip to Tennessee.

edifice rex said...

Hey Pam! good to hear from you! and thanks for your kind words. glad you enjoy my blog. it is possibly a tulip poplar, i have plenty of those, but i'm thinking it may be a hickory. just have to hike up where it is and take a closer look. thanks for visiting!

Hey Molly! thanks! it is pretty here right now.

Hey Pablo! i thnk it may be a hickory also.

Hey Meg! yeah, not sure how you didn't hear about the festival! well, it was okay but they don't have much in the way of arts of anything. the bridges are nice to see tho.

Sissy said...

Beautiful color, just beautiful. Curious as to 'purple' leaves at top of first picture. Or is it the light?

If you are close to me in Stoney Creek/Elizabethton, I say, "Come on over for a cup of coffee".

Have fun, girl!

Really good post.