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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Ride in the Country --Part I


George and I took a drive in the country this past Sunday afternoon east of Fairfield Glade toward the little town of Hebbertsburg, TN. Since we haven't done much of this in awhile, due to my knee surgery, it felt wonderful just to get out for a drive. What does one find while driving around in the country????? WELL---pictured above, you'll see some gorgeous blue skies, puffy clouds and lots of beautiful mountains in the background... Below --you'll see more!!!




You stop and enjoy a neat little creek --on a hot, summer day!




You drive on tiny little roads just like this one!!!!




You pass by an old barn, and think about Blog Friend, ROSE, who loves barns!!!




You also pass and admire (and take lots of pictures of) all of the gorgeous wildflowers in bloom now!




AND--you will pass by a cute little log home --which you wished belonged to you!!!!! Sigh!!!

I'll have six more pictures from this little ride--which I will share next week.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! I have a doctor's appointment today --so maybe I'll find out what the next step is!!!! Don't you just love hearing about the Saga of my KNEE?????? Fun Fun!!!

Hugs,

58 comments:

diane said...

Nothing beats a ride in the country especially if you can't walk in the country. I love the warm looking skies and sunshine. We are having our coldest days so far this winter. We are shivering in 7*C to 18C*(45*F to 65*F) and had to put the aircon onto heating. However it is good weather for gardening. (But my prolapsed disc doesn't like me doing too much before it lets me know) So from one sore back to one sore knee "have a nice day." I do like to hear how you are progressing. It must be so frustrating for a hiker.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Is there anything nicer than a ride in the lush Tennessee countryside ?
Perfection at it's best.
Love the bright yellow flowers, are they Black-eye Susans ?
When I'm feeling my stress level going up, I stop at the local drive-in restaurant, order a large banana milkshake, and head out for a ride in the country.
It cures what ails you ;)
Healing knees....they take their own sweet time, sending hugs your way !
Jo

Jane said...

There is nothing better than a drive in the country and in particular, the mountains, to clear your mind. I enjoy hearing about your recovery, mostly because you seem to be doing so well. Have a great 4th - hope that you and George have something fun planned!

Jane

Susan said...

We were pondering what to do last weekend and one of the ideas was a ride in the country (the main point being the air-conditioned truck). Glad you got out, great pictures of your road trip.

Mildred said...

Good Morning Betsy, Wishing you good news at the dr. today. Thanks for sharing these lovely 'ride in the country' scenes. It always lifts my spirits to ride around and view the pretty countryside.

Catherine said...

A drive in the country always produces some good photo opportunities!

Good luck at your Doctor's appointment!
xo Catherine

Lucy said...

I have GOT to move to Tennessee!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful pix of our beautiful country...Love the new header!!!
Hope the dr. appt. is painless and you get great news!!!

Arkansas Patti said...

Years ago before TV the SSC (Sunday sightseer's club)was great family entertainment.
I loved that little dirt road, it just beckons.
Good luck with the Doc appt.

amelia said...

You really do live in the prettiest place!!

I hope they give you good news today, I'm sure you're ready for it!!

Tabor said...

You have really changed your blog...wasn't sure I was knocking at the right door at first!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for the ride,it was most enjoyable.Jake and I do lots of that,and one never knows what we will find.THe bue of the sky and those puffy clouds must have made for a perfect day.
I do hope the doctor will have some good news for you.
Blessings,Ruth

NCmountainwoman said...

I also love driving through the country roads with no particular destination. Looks like you had a nice drive.

Susie said...

Thanks for taking us along on your drive Betsy! You know I enjoyed it!

I hope you get good news at the doc's office today.

Karin said...

What a leisurely drive and in such enjoyable company! Thanks for the sights. So glad you keep us updated on your knee saga and yes, I do want to know how you are coming along!
Hugs!

Have 5 days off this week-end and am heading down to visit family!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Beautiful country in your mountain area. Are you in therapy to strengthen your knee?

Bird Girl said...

Glad you got out and I love that first picture of the gorgeous sky! Hopefully the doctor appointment will have some great news for you and your knee!!!

Sunny said...

Lovely scenery, beautiful sky.
Good luck with your appointment.
☼ Sunny

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

When we take a ride in the country, the scenery looks similar. I love just going for a ride, no particular destination .. just riding. I hope that your doctor's visit goes well.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning, Betsy. I love driving the backroads in my area too. A great way to relax and set your mind free to drift out over the woods and fields.
Marnie

Glenda said...

Betsy, when I saw your post title, I knew this one would be a favorite . . . and I'm not disappointed! I love, love these pics of the beautiful place you call home! I am so ready to visit TN again!

Hope you get good news from the doctor!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Sometimes life is just one saga after another. But you are dealing with it with a great attitude, that is what matters.

I love that photo of the barn too. And I will go in halfsies with you on the log home.

LV said...

Your state has some of the most beautiful scenery around. Loved taking this little ride with you. George needs to use this sky scene for Sky Watch. That is lovely. Trust you get a good report today.

Small City Scenes said...

A drive in the country and taking pictures and just breathing it all in. Good for what ails ya I am sure.
Hope the Doc has good news and that, even though slow, healing is right on schedule. PT next? MB

From the Kitchen said...

We were out under the same sky yesterday. You were a bit further south and in the hills and mountains. I thoroughly enjoyed your "ride". Hope you get good news from the doctor!!

Best,
Bonnie

Jo said...

oh beautiful, Betsy. What a neat place you live in. I'm so glad you could get out and go for a drive. I will pop in and check what the status of your knee [saga - lol!) is. Bless you my beautiful friend. (((Hugs))) Jo

imac said...

Beautiful photos Betsy.
Gd Bless our World.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I enjoyed going along on your country ride, Betsy!

Hope the doctor had good news for you today! {{ Hugs}}}

mudderbear said...

I enjoy your blog so much. And yes, I want to know how you are and that the knee is coming along alright. I sincerely hope you are fine.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the ride along! Beautiful pictures - and I hope you have good news at the doctor!
Jeanne

Ginny said...

Actually, I am very interested in your doctors appointment, and want to hear all about it! You are watching for things that some people never see, and you sure found plenty of them on this trip. Some people say that a ride in the country is boring, and to that I say "Open your eyes!" I love the creek!!!

Bill S. said...

A ride in the country is good for the spirit and the body. More of us just need to slow up a bit and enjoy the details of life.

Julie said...

love to hear most about your knee and how it is improving! hoping!! and praying!

what grand country sites! wish i was in tennessee right now, girlfriend!!!

xoxo-julie

JKoenig said...

I'm sure getting out on such a beautiful day felt good....You live in such a wonderful part of the world.

Hope all goes well with your appointment and you have a really good day!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Lovely photos, Betsy. I love seeing the wildflowers. Hope you get good news about your knee. Hugs and prayers,
Adrienne

Shelley said...

A country drive sounds so nice! I love those small dirt roads, old barns and of course seeing a log cabin or too! :-)
Hoping we hear good news on your knee!!
Hugs,
Shelley

Tipper said...

What a fun ride-you 2 seen all sorts of neat things along the way!

Hope the Doc visit went well : )

Sandra said...

thanks for the drive, i loved every minute of it, i want the barn and the cabin please.

sEy said...

Hi there Betsy,

I am glad you had a ride and was able to go out. It would be very good for you.

I am wishing that your knee would get better and better.

I love the little roads. We have some like them here and the log home, it's so cute.

Hope you're having a great week!

Hugs,
Sey

Peggy said...

leave it to George to find the perfect drive! Beautiful photos and I want that log house too. LOL prayers going up for the doctors visit. Hugs my friend

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful shots!! Hopefully you will hear good news from the doc today:)

Jen said...
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Jen said...

Well you probably wouldn't have taken that ride other wise...so that was a stop and smell the roses kind of day. ;)
Hope to hear a good report from you.

Rose said...

Betsy, I really do wish you didn't have this knee thing to deal with...but since you do, we do want to hear.

I can just imagine how good it felt for you to get out...I am so glad you found something to settle your stomach. I need to file that Maalox thing away, just in case I ever need it.

Anyway, like the new look to your blog, and I love those photos! Before I even read what you said about the barn, I thought to myself that I bet you were thinking of me when you took it!

The Retired One said...

We do that all the time...that is where we get a lot of my photos. ha
I love following roads and not knowing where the next curve will go or what it will show you!
Love that creek, but wow is it low..have you been without rain for a long time there?

Diane said...

The best part of being laid up or out of commission is that when you do get out you relish EVERY thing. You realize the beauty in the everyday and look at things with new eyes. Good for you, Betsy. How wonderful! Diane

Dorothy said...

I just love rides in the country...old barns, wildflowers, and just being up close and personal with Nature! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Janie said...

I'm glad you were able to get out for a drive. You saw lots of beautiful sights and had some great photos to share.
Hope the knee appt goes well.

Together We Save said...

Another wonderful little town that i never knew existed. Wonderful pictures!! Good luck with the doctor!!

Daisy said...

What a great way to spend some time, Betsy,with a ride in the country. The pictures are very pretty. Thanks for sharing them. I hope things went well for you at the Doctor's office.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Liked the pictures you made on your outing...do you live up on top of a Mountain...or did it just look like it from where you made the picture....praying you get good news on your knee. Trish

carolina nana said...

Hope your doctors appointment went well and you'll be hiking instead of driving in no time at all. I feel better tonight that son is in better hands,the difference in hospitals and doctors has me astounded. Blessings to you Marilyn

SquirrelQueen said...

It looks like the perfect day for a drive in the country, that blue sky is gorgeous.

I hope your doctor's visit went well and the news is good.

Pedaling said...

mmm, there's just something about the country, barns,wildflowers...all so americana!

Pam said...

Dagnabit, I rushed to your house so I could go with you but you had already left...
So now I am so excited to see the wonderful photos you took. I especially enjoyed the beautiful yellow daisies.

Have a happy and healthy 4th of July, Betsy.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wonderful. waiting for the part 2 :)

Mary said...

I'm sure Rose loved that barn and so do I! I love driving back roads like this and just wandering around. There are always interesting things to see! Good luck with the knee.

Joy said...

Betsy, I think I like this log cabin best. But both are beautiful homes.
♥ Joy