Fall Miscellany

I downloaded a copy of Windows Live Writer, and wow, how much easier it makes it to upload pictures to WordPress.  WordPress has a very dorky cumbersome interface to put pictures in the blog, unless you want to use their gallery feature.  With Live Writer, you can set up your post in a Word-like environment, and then click Publish, and it puts the whole thing in your blog.

 

Here are some recent pictures of dogs and pretty fall color.

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Miss Ginger – who could resist that face?

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Sammy sleeping on the balcony

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Kousa dogwood:

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The three girls snuggled up together behind the couch.

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Truffle looking like a fox

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Sumac

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This was the tupelo about a week ago:

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And here it is today:

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Here you can see that Ginger is bigger at nine months than Truffle.

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Visit to East Tennessee

We spent a week in northeast Tennessee, near Cherokee National Forest.  Here are a few pictures from the area.  This is a little park in Jonesborough.

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Winged Deer State Park in Johnson City

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Horse Creek in Greene County

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The Nolichuckey River outside the cabin we rented.

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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park

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Nolichuckey River near Erwin

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A bridge over a creek near the cabin.  I am sure this gets flooded over in rainy times.

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Here and there you see terrible infestations of kudzu, which can grow a foot a day and totally smothers everything in its path.

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Waterfall at Blue Hole, north of Elizabethton.  This is in a beautiful little gorge, with numerous other small falls as the creek cascades down the mountain.

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I think this was also at Blue Hole, but I am not sure, because we saw so many lovely creeks, and I get the pictures confused.

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Watauga Lake, near Hampton

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Creek at Limestone Cove

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View of Cherokee Lake from the overlook at Panther Creek State Park

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Riverwalk in Knoxville.  This is a lovely long path along the Tennessee River.

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Nolichuckey River near the cabin, one morning.

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Waterfall on Paint Creek, in south Greene County

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