Sunday, February 20th
Jeannie. I love her cards and this one was a real treat and surprise. She makes and sells cards and is currently living in ....get this....Italy. How cool is that? Thanks Jeannie for my special prize! I love it!
Monday, February 21st
Tuesday, February 22nd
On Hwy 431 between Roanoke and Ruth is a Tater House. I have been fascinated by this place since we moved to Roanoke and so Tuesday as Frank and I headed home we stopped and I got it on film. I don't exactly know what a tater house is....but it is definitely a conversation piece.
Wednesday, February 23rd
This church is on Hwy 22 and I pass it ever day. I have never seen a sign telling me what church it is....but I love the jut out in the back part of the church...or is that the front?...and the bell in the steeple was actually ringing when I stopped. I can imagine a pulpit area in the alcove....or perhaps a sweet little choir loft. I wonder, because of the positioning of the church, if at one time the road ran a different way? So many questions. I have a thing about the positioning and fung shei of buildings. I can't imagine why this church was not built facing the road....it would have been a lot more inviting.
Thursday, February 24th
Down Hwy 63 South, just a few minutes from Alexander City, AL, is one of the best known monuments of our area....Kowliga, the wooden Indian(song written by Hank Williams while visiting the lake). Kowliga used to sit outside a small store just over the bridge, then at a restaurant next door. Vandals hurt him several times and he was redone and sits outside of Sinclair's restaurant now and housed in a plexiglass box.
This is the current bridge. The weather was getting nasty and you can tell by the aqua color of the water and the gray of the skies. Just under the bridge is the house that Winton Blount and his family used for many years. They always put on the greatest firework show on the 4th of July. Now that is done at the Lake Martin Ampitheater by Russell Lands.
Right across the road from where Kowliga sits is the Church in the Pines. It is used in the summer for services and the pulpit is filled by visiting pastors or all demoninations. It is also used in warm weather for weddings. It is absolutely breathtaking to sit in the pews and see the gorgeous water off to the left. This is such a peaceful place.
Friday, February 25th
Saturday, February 26th
Saturday, Frank and I went to Auburn to meet Kat for lunch. We were a good bit early and decided to use the time for some photo ops. The three above pictures are of Toomer's Corner. The two trees are the ones that made national news in the past few weeks when the disgruntled fan (from a school which shall remain nameless) poisoned the trees. The trees are dying. The end of a tradition. It has been quite sad that some idiot would go so far as to kill two harmless trees. What saddens me most is that a rivalry got to that point. It is just a game....or have we forgotten that.
Sanford Hall and one of the most photographed spots on campus.
Before Auburn was Auburn....it was Alabama Poly Technic Institute. Frank and I found a cornerstone on campus that I did not even know was there. Beside the cornerstone was a giant lathe that was found buried in the ground and donated to the Institute. It was quite a history lesson today.
We met Kat, Charlie, Savanna at Laredo's for lunch. Mr. Charlie was so entertaining at the table. He is only six months old but has the facial expressions of an adult. He was delightful. Thanks Kat for sharing Savannah and Charlie with us. It was a blast.
When we got home from Auburn we went to the church to do the bulletin and sign for today. This one is a bit controversial according to Frank....my thoughts....if it bothers you....then God is saying something to you.
Hope you have a great week and I will see you at the end of week 10 right here on Project 365. Ciao!