I wander around the wilderness behind the house every day, almost. I take a lot of photos of mushrooms, wildflowers, insects, leaves and anything else in nature, especially unusual or seldom noticed things. The wilderness is located in the northeast corner of Alabama. It's on the Cumberland Plateau, which is toward the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
All Roads Lead to Chattanooga
Today was a fun day.
Suzan and I traveled to Tennessee for our weekly adventure at the Chattanooga Market there.
It was an interesting trip and I took a lot of photos. We hadn't gone far when I spotted the Northern Lights, aurora borealis, on the horizon. It was beautiful. I saw them once in Alaska, but these were prettier.
It wasn't long after that that we entered a thick fog, but up ahead I could see Mount Kilimanjaro rising up to the sky, another beautiful sight. We headed in that direction.
There was smoke rising up like a snake out over the Serengeti. I guess it was from a grass fire or something.
A few more twists and turns of the road and we were looking at the fog covered Shenandoah Valley.
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Away, you rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you
Away, I'm bound away, cross the wide Missouri.
Speaking of Missiouri, guess what we saw right up ahead.
The St. Louis Gateway Arch. I remembered it being taller and wider.
Just ahead I spotted a castle high in the Bavarian Alps. Suzan couldn't look because she was driving at the time.
After that things were kind of uneventful. Soon we were at the Thames River.
I could see Chattanooga in the distance.
Mount Everest was off to the East a little ways.
Finally, here we were at the exit. Who'd want to go to Knoxville or Atlanta anyway?
The Market was just ahead.
Yup, this is the right place.
I get confused sometimes, but I didn't just fall off a turnip truck.