Always fun to travel in this area-- the road is good although it gets steep and curvy in places...This is on I-40 Heading West.
Here's a classic view of the mountains of Eastern TN with "hollers" and "gulfs" separating the peaks, in the west they call these canyons and bluffs,
Its mostly farming in the area and its not happening as quickly as it is in other areas, but some of the farm land is being eaten up by investors and wealthy developers...Sadly. I will continue to enjoy these vast open spaces while its here.
The Layers of Green are a tradmark of the Applachian, Blue Ridge, and the Cumberland ranges, and in the valleys the great grasses for grazing animals are abundant.
Back in the day buildings such as this one were the mainstay of moutain folk, this is an old School building inside the boundaries of Fall Creek Falls Park.
I can imagine my ancestor Elisha Wallen, the Long Hunter, staying in a cabin like this one while he waited for Daniel Boone and his hunting party to arrive...back in 1761 when he built a camp called Wallens Station in Lee Co VA, his decendants eventually settled in White Co, TN, and THUS I came to be!!
The fields always have some sort of wild flower growing! This bed of wildflowers attracted some butterfies too.
Not all the critters we saw were willing to pose for us! Some thought we were acting like tourists who had never seen a COW before...
And have you noticed the new feature on the blog, the Location? Pretty Cool!