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.

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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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10 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  7. It looks like an enjoyable trail to follow.

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  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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