Thursday, October 19, 2006

it has begun



Like the pilgrimage to mecca, the flatlanders have started their trek to the mountains. Each little town along the way has a festival to attend celebrating local goods, crafts, and crops - from marble to apples to sorghum, the tourists can spend the day, the weekend, or the week (and their money) here in the mountains. In addition to the festivals, of course is the added attraction of the cool weather and the changing of the leaves. But if they are trying to get away from people or traffic, no luck, because they are ALL here!

~photo 18 October 2006 at home

7 comments:

Motherkitty said...

Looks as if the flatlanders know a good place when they see it.

We are getting the same tree views here. I think Heritage Days is being held 10/21 and Christmas in M****n is 10/21 & 10/22 here in our little burg. We've had an influx of tourists lately, not only looking at antiques and the quaint Amish, but looking at all sorts of oddities we have in town, such as the locals! I think they enjoy our version of southern cooking also.

doubleknot said...

The pilgrimage sounds like a wonderful thing to do. At least remember the flatlanders spend their money there.

Motherkitty said...

I guess great minds think alike and we seem to be following each other around the internet. I just posted a comment to doubleknot and there you were a half minute in front of me.

Husband just came into the computer room and said I had to get off my behind and come feed the kittens -- they're hungry. Does that include him? I wonder.

Anonymous said...

As someone who lives in/near Washington, DC all I can say is that I know exactly how you feel!

Anonymous said...

I miss the variety in colors you get in the east, out here in the west we have shades of yellow and green. A few reds but nothing like the colors you get from hardwood trees. Enjoy!

jellyhead said...

Sounds like you are surrounded there!

those leaves are so bright and colourful...

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Our town and the surrounding county is surrounded by craftsmen of all sorts, from pottery making, woodworkers who make dulcimers, furniture and wooden utinsils & unique wooden bowls.
So we have a constant flow of tourists looking for that unique piece to buy...and I did forget to mention the quilters. Of course everything here is too expensive for me to purchase, so I just look and admire.

But on the occasions when we have extra festivals...look out. The traffic is unbelievable and we usually leave town.