If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Monday, April 10, 2006

A few pictures

Remember the tornado I mentioned? These were taken a quarter mile southwest of where we camped, at Wynnwood, near Castalian Springs, TN.

These cedar trees were a good 50 feet tall, and the tops were twisted off and dropped like they were soda bottle caps.

This one shows better what is left of the trunks.

This is Vicky and me in the garden at Wynnwood. (The trees are to our left; your right.) Wynnwood is the largest standing wood building in TN, and it was a stage coach station in the mid-1800's. (As an aside here, it scares me a little how much I look like my mom did when she was my age. She's not a redhead, but the style is the same. Might be that the cloak was hers; yeah, that must be it.)

Vicky was goofing off here, but these are one pair of gillies--or Scottish moccasins--that Dad and Alex made last year. Dad had a big piece of upholstery grade leather, and it turns out to have made very comfy footwear. If you unlace them, they look rather like hands, and the fingers curl around your toes. We've beaten the crud out of ours and they still look great. The downside is they tend to pick up grass and pebbles, and they don't stay dry very long in the rain.


Blogger Valerie Comer said...

Thanks for sharing these, EJ. Wow, glad you were all right.

11:22 PM  

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