Thursday, September 19, 2013
This photo was taken near the entrance of the Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. Construction began on the tunnel in 1848, and the first train passed through it on May 9, 1850. The tunnel, 1,477 feet long, was dug by hand. It was fascinating to see the old bricks and stones lining the tunnel, as well as the soot from the old locomotives on the ceiling of the tunnel.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Betsy and I visit Biltmore House and Gardens several times a year, and we always stop by the Walled Garden. The lower level is the Rose Garden, while the upper level (seen above) is planted with seasonal flowers in geometric patterns. The panorama above was taken during our visit in August of this year.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Fall Creek Falls is the iconic waterfall in Fall Creek Falls State Park here in Tennessee. The park, and this waterfall, are favorites of ours, and we visit it a couple of times each year. This picture of Fall Creek Falls, from my archives, was taken in September, 2002.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The first time Betsy and I visited Cumberland Gap National Park, we took the tour up to the Hensley Settlement on Brush Mountain. It was a beautiful September day, and the scene on the mountain was glorious. It reminded us of all the reason we like living in Tennessee.