Before my computer took a major crash, I thought I had lost all data but just got my computer back this afternoon and had to share our last weekend visit with you. It's not far from our house.
I also took a few videos with my camera and this was the first time I learned how to do that.
If you love the mountains like we do, you will like to see these pics!
The leaves had peaked in the valley and as you will see, the pics on top of Brasstown Bald Mountain, all the trees are bare.
on the drive up to Brasstown, patchy color left on the road.
It was a cloudless, beautiful, sunny day.
The kind of day to go up to the top of Brasstown Bald Mountain.
Here I am standing in the parking lot and you can see the lookout tower at the top.
They give you the option to hike up the steep, steep .6 mile which really feels like 6 miles, or a van will drive you up there.
Years ago, I hiked but today we took the van.
a close up view of the tower, you will later see in the pics.....
The season just closed the other half of the tower which holds a museum of local memorabilia and a great educational spot for kids and adults. Only the tower at the top to walk around was open.
Another reason I like the van better.
For the past 10 years at least, the same driver has been here. He is very cheerful and loves his job!
He dropped us off here and up to the tower.
I love to walk along the rails.
Body Guard stands back a bit. I don't mind going to the edge of heights but he is a bit reserved and prefers to profile the visitors there instead. LOL
This is the breathtaking view.
I love the edge.
and around and around we go.
This is actually Lake Chatuge and Hawaissee, Georgia in the background.
Looking up.......I love you to the moon and back.
It was quite a windy day but it did renew my spirit to be on top of the mountain.
The natural elements grounded me.
It reminded me that things that look so big, can really be so small. This is the parking lot, so very small now, where we were parked earlier.
And the Van Man came back every 20-30 minutes to pick up those waiting at the bottom of the tower.
Here is Moi looking up at my hubbie playing around while we waited for the van.
And in walking distance from our home, was this one beautiful red, brilliant red tree.
I hopped out of the car to take some pics and enjoy the color.
Another reminder that there are at least one or two spots of breath-taking beauty, even in the valleys.
I picked one of the many flowers in our yard that was blooming and put two contrasting colors with a bud, in a tea cup.
the colors inspired me to start designing Abigail's Christmas Sampler. Here's a sneak peak!
And Miss Abbie herself, is pleased with the sampler so far! ;)
She is my constant lapanion........a companion in the lap.