This past weekend we took a quick trip. I love looking at the scenery as we drive down the road. I believe these to be Eastern White Pines, Pinus strobus. The branching is whirled and spaced so that it looks like rows of branches are added.
We headed west.... and up, up, up
Up through the mountains of North Carolina and into Tennessee. This route has been known to be closed for rock slides. Yikes!
You can see the water seeping/ running out of the layers of rock.
After the mountains we went through a lot of flat land. I did not take photos of the Ohio River nor the Tennessee River, both of which were overflowing their banks. Spring flooding was wide spread.
We then headed into the city to get our kids from the airport......seeing interesting structures along the way. Found out this is a standing water pipe. This link Standing Water Pipes shows three -- I have a picture of two, though the one below is the best photo of the lot. (Remember we were driving through city traffic).
Pretty cool structure isn't it? Still trying to find out what it is.
Where were we you might ask---- here is a hint-
See the Arch? Yes, we were in St. Louis area this past weekend. For those of you who are regular readers, you might remember my last post was sharing my SPRING weather, well, St. Louis hasn't had that happen yet. Friday night thunderstorms, Saturday freezing temps and wind and rain, Saturday night-- snow flurries. BBBBRrrrrrrrrr......
You might wonder why the heck we drove out to St. Louis for a weekend---
My brother had another son get married on Saturday. (Remember our trip to St. Louis for a wedding in May? Same family, another son.)
Lovely wedding and great seeing family.
Sunday was time to get the kids back to the airport and head east.....and SOUTH!!!
Once again, I was watching the scenery zoom by.
I love how the clouds hang in the mountains. What a gorgeous sight.
As we got closer to the mountains you could see that the morning frost was still on the west side of the mountain.
Yes, those are daffodils in the median and snow on the mountain top. Do you have a photo showing the conflicted state of spring? If so, share a link in the comment section.
And the most welcome sight to see----
So glad to be home again. More blooms have opened and the grass is getting greener and the lake is up higher. Time for a boat ride??Tree posts will be back next week.
words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.