We love the tradition of Thanksgiving and for the last 2 years, we have been cooking everything ourselves. No more going to the store and buying a precooked meal for us! We usually start cooking on Sunday night and by Thursday we have a magnificent feast. We love how the house fills up with the aromas of fresh herbs and the sweet smell of cinnamon wafting through the air. We even make pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin!
With all that good food comes a few extra pounds the next day. While the shoppers flood the mall for Black Friday, we hiked Sope Creek with Adams, our lab. Yes – he’s made a couple of appearances on our blog. Here’s a link to his last guest appearance: Dog Days of Winter.
Today was warmer than the last time he made his appearance. Allegedly a water dog; he has an uncontrollable fear of water. However, today, he plunged in with no restraint (except the leash).
Walking along the trail, I noticed how the leaves were glowing in the sunlight. With these images, I tried to capture the colors present in winter.
Below is what’s left of the Marietta Paper Mill, incorporated in 1859! It’s hard to imagine paper was printed here as late as 1902.
And of course, we had to end with a few more images of Adams.