Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thankful Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Colbert County, Alabama, USA, September 22, 2019
I am thankful that we are finally getting cooler weather. When the Summer temperatures are consistently in the high 90Fs, anything under 90F is a blessing! To celebrate, my husband and I walked the Rockpile Trail in northwest Alabama. It was the first time we had been out on a hike since early Summer.

At the start of the trail a bridge crosses a small stream that flows into the Tennessee River.


And there are plenty of large rocks along the Rockpile Trail!

The lower part of the trail follows an abandoned railroad track next to the river.

In a few places you can still see the old wooden railroad ties, now covered with moss.

Then the trail goes uphill, levels off for a short distance, then uphill it goes again!

A view of the Tennessee River as the trail reaches the top of the bluff

We saw several kinds of wildflowers along the trail. I think these shrubs are Elderberry.

If anyone knows what this vine is, please let me know.

And today, September 26th, is my blog anniversary - 8 years!

Have a blessed day!

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  1. Hello, looks like a great walk and beautiful trail! Enjoy your day and a great weekend ahead!

  2. Congrats on your blog anniversary, Lea! It must have felt good to get out for a hike!

  3. What a beautiful trail! and Happy Blog-iversary!

  4. That trail looks lovely. One that I would like to hike. Thanks for linking up today.

  5. Such a beautiful place for a wander! Love how the path draws one along...

  6. I don't know what that vine is but you might google it. I love seeing the wildflowers blooming at every season. We are still around 90 every day!

  7. It looks like an enjoyable trail to follow.

  8. How nice to wander along stream and river and see wildflowers. Wish I knew what they were too. Have a great weekend coming up.


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