Monday, October 25, 2010

Barns, Horses and Last Fall Colors


Our town is a very rural, heavily wooded area, separated by the Eastern Continental Divide at 3000 feet.  The divide is just about a mile from our house and the weather can be noticeably different on the other side!  We are surrounded by farms, horses, cows, goats and all sorts of geese, chickens and peacocks - none of them ours. All of these barns are on our road or just off it.



This sheep farm is right on the ridge of the Continental Divide - they sell naturally raised eggs and meat. (A continental divide is a drainage divide on a continent such that the drainage basin on one side of the divide feeds into one ocean or sea, and the basin on the other side either feeds into a different ocean or sea, or else is endorheic, not connected to the open sea. ...)

As we go over the Divide, we come to another narrow valley with a few more farms. Some boast large barns and others smaller ones.





Today is windy and rainy so I expect the last of the leaves will have fallen - the color lasts such a short time in fall.  Please visit my hosts for more posts - Ruby Tuesday, Rednesday, Outdoor Wednesday.

To celebrate reaching 150 wonderful followers, I will be giving away a basket of local goodies - a murder mystery book written and autographed by friend and local author Sallie Bissell (see sidebar), home made local jams, goat milk soap, Christmas ornaments and various other hand made items from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. In your post comment, let me know you want to be part of the drawing and also tell me what you like most about my blog.  Your suggestions are so helpful.  Thanks for visiting and for following! I will draw the winner on November 8. Due to cost of postage I must limit the drawing to US and Canadian residents. Please view the items in my Give-away page.

31 comments:

Odie Langley said...

I appreciate your blog for the wonderful pictures you share with us. They are always so colorful and of things I personally like. My wife and I look for barns and animals when we travel in the mountains and seeing your pictures bring back happy memories.
Odie

chubskulit said...

Nice looking barn. Love to try riding a horse somedAY.

Ruby Tuesday

Old Kitty said...

Oh Cheri!! I got most lost with the continents and the basins and the divides and seas and things!! LOL!!!

Oh but you do so live in such a beautiful place - look at these gorgeous scenery and colours and trees and animals!! How lovely!!

Winter is so fast approaching isn't it!?!?

And CONGRATULATIONS with your 150 followers and more!!! Yay!!

Take care
x

Jamiel said...

Thanks for sharing..
like all the great photo that you share here..

SouthernSass said...

Beautiful scenery and great barns! I would love to live in the mountains. And, I like everything about your blog! :)

judi said...

Shazam! love the barns, the rural atmosphere.
The last photo is fantastic, moon reflections and you?

EG Wow said...

I like red barns. They really stand out, especially in winter.

reg said...

I live in a rural town as well but in Canada. This is so much like here.

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful RED barns for Ruby Tuesday! Thanks for playing along! :)

Kea said...

Congratulations on surpassing 150 followers! I mostly lurk here, because I'm following about 260 blogs and it's just not possible to comment on most of them, most of the time. But I love to come here for the photos, for the glimpse of such a wonderful landscape, akin to my childhood landscape and one I do miss very much.

The drawing is wonderful, but I'll forgo entering, even though you are making it open to those of us in Canada. Shipping would be costlier and with my luck, if I won I'd probably be stuck with duty and other charges. LOL.

Anonymous said...

I love North Carolina and have enjoyed seeing all of your posts and pictures! I am envious of your search of every "nook and cranny" of your beautiful area. You are truly blessed!
I am looking forward to seeing your winter pictures...maybe some snow?
Congratulations on 150+ followers....

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This entry was one fantastic treat for the eyes....so, so beautiful. [and I love the horse photo]

Yes, I'd love to be part of your blog giveaway. Your blog entries are always so very enjoyable. I love visiting when I get a chance.


Candy for the brave this week, is my RT. Here is the link...
Come over to my blog if you dare

Catherine said...

Look at the beautiful fall colors you still have! I have nothing but white this morning. :(

Happy day!
xo Catherine

Mel Cole said...

Wow! it reminds me of our place here too. I'm from Pennsylvania near the Allegheny Forest. Nice barn pictures.

Come & check me out with My Ruby Tuesday here

EmptyNester said...

Hi! I'm a new follower on GFC and networked blogs from Ruby Tuesday! Your pictures are gorgeous!

LV said...

You may live in a rural area, but it truly is a lovely, peaceful place to settled down. Enjoyed your blog very much.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, what a gorgeous blog and pictures!!! Happy Rednesday!!!
XO

Stephani said...

I love barns, and I also have a photo of a horse on my blog today! So glad to have found your blog!

Mary said...

Love the barns~ your photos are so picturesque! Congrats on 150 followers :-)

Cherry Chick said...

Congratulations! It looks like you are up to 152 followers now! I'm enjoying your Fall colors on your blog as well as your Red barns. Thanks for sharing with us all on Rednesday.

Genie said...

Loved this post. I am totally fascinated with the barns of Rockbridge County. Your selection is wonderful....some are quite different from the ones I have seen. Weezie was shocked about the rhododendron and your irises in bloom. She said you all had had rain.

Linda said...

What a beautiful area you live in. Fall color hasn't come here yet, but neither has cold weather...it is perfect right now!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

You have just proven to me, that you are never too old to learn....little did I know there was an Eastern Divide. I've been across the one in the Rockies several time but had NEVER heard of another divide, tho' it make sense that there would be. I love learning and I am going to do a little research on the subject. Beautiful old red barns are disappearing rapidly in Oregon...your barn photos are wonderful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love these photographs. It's so nice to see all the pretty leaves, and I also love seeing the barn and the farm animals. FUN!

Happy Outdoor Wed.!

XO,

Sheila :-)

NanE said...

Wonderful pictures! I love this part of NC, I think one of the most beautiful places on Earth! TFS, Nan

CACHANILLA73 said...

Very nice pictures and great blog. I lived in eastern NC for a few years, love the fall in the East Coast, love the simple country life of North Carolina....

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BEAUTIFUL post!! I love barns and the gorgeous show the trees put on each fall :)

Blessings!
Gail

~~Carol~~ said...

What a beautiful area of the country you live in! I would love to travel our country and do nothing but take pictures of barns.
What wonderful things you have for your giveaway! I would love to be entered. I like your blog because you always seem to be on the go, seeing pretty things, and you take such beautiful pictures of it all, that I feel like I'm right there with you!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Donnie said...

The photos are just beautiful. I loved the red barn. I'm so glad I got to see them. Thanks

Donnie said...

I had to reread your Give away information so I think I got it right now...lol...What I love about your blog is the fact that you go around my area. I live in Hendersonville, NC and then Lady Lake, Fl for the winter. Your blog takes me back. I would like to be a part of the drawing especially to get Sally Bissell's book and a little taste of home down here in Florida. Thanks, Donnie
ki4ggs(at)gmail(dot)com

Melody said...

Hi Cheri!
What wonderful photos you take, but it is N. Carolina! Nothing looks bad there. What do I like most about your blog...the Mountain pics you show. It gives me my mountain fix..you see I have withdrawls badly..like now..since I haven't been to Eastern Tn/N.C. in months. Not a pretty site. I would sooooo enjoy getting your care package!

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