Swann Bridge




Well autumn is here. Sometimes we have beautiful leaves and other years, well they just aren’t the same. So what is it any way that makes for a pretty fall? I’ve always heard plenty of rain, and then the other day someone said a dryer season produces prettier leaves. I’m really not sure but I’m sticking with a more balanced season. That just seems right. This year started out very wet but has been dry since around July, and so far the leaves have turned out a little better than I expected.

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Billy Gould Coal Mine and Coke Ovens


Recently I saw a photograph of these old coke ovens located in Helena. I had never heard their story. So after searching the internet and writing a few people I found a historical group in Helena. They were nice enough to invite me to visit one of their meetings. Afterwards, we took a little field trip and visited the ovens. I certainly enjoyed meeting each one and appreciate their hospitality.

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Moss Rock Preserve



Saturday, October 11, 2014, 19,996 photographers of all walks of life and skill levels the world over, took part in the Scott Kelby’s 7th Annual Worldwide Photowalk™. Our group in met at the Moss Rock Preserve located in Hoover, Alabama.

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Ozan Vineyard

Earlier this spring Cindy visited the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, located in Calera, Alabama. There we rode a train pulled by a steam engine down to Ozan Vineyard where we toured the grounds. If you missed the post you can find it here, Golden age of Steam.
The following are several addition pictures that were taken at the vineyard.




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More than just Hot Air





Earlier this year we attended the Alabama Jubilee in Decatur. In addition to the hot air balloons, there are crafts for sale and a tractor and car show. The following are a few pictures that I took during the weekend.


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