This afternoon was a planned adventure to take a ride out on the Blue Ridge Parkway with some neighbor friends, see some views, hike some trails, see some autumn color, and finish up by having a bite to eat out not far off the parkway at a little local joint that is reported to have really good eats.
We were not disappointed!
I love it when non-quilters all of a sudden find themselves entranced with barn quilt blocks and wanting to know more about them…
“What is that pattern name?”
“Why is it called that?”
“How many different quilt blocks are there?”
We had a good time driving around – this one I am guessing on. Can you help me out? I think it’s Corn & Beans or a variation, but I’m not all fired sure!
This one was awesome too ---
It’s a round medallion ---
And I couldn’t get any closer than this, but it sure is striking with that deep gold background and the green and red of the medallion. So interesting!
Autumn color and amazing views!
Mt Jefferson is the tall one you see above the left sign post.
The clouds were starting to gather and the wind was kicking up so it was hard to get long distance shots….
I love discovering the history of such fascinating places!
Another view of amazing vastness!
The guys had the dogs on leashes and were walking a bit in front ---
Men and dogs – tough stuff!!
Mona and I holding up a tree!
Things that make me ponder…
There once was a house here. whether it was torn down, or burned down, I have no idea…but this fireplace used to warm someone’s home. The hole further up in the chimney likely was a connection for a pot-bellied stove pipe or other necessity used to heat the second floor.
Who lived here? What was the story? And how is it that this lone fireplace and chimney are left to stand the test of time?
We had a great afternoon out with our friends!
It’s only 8pm here. How is it that it feels like 10pm and I should be in jammies and on my way to bed?
Oh yes, because it is dark out.
And I hiked a lot, and ate a lot, and laughed a lot and filled this day full!
Have a great evening, Everyone!