Thursday, October 17, 2019

News from the sticks

We flipped the central unit in the house to heat last night. After the rain swept through earlier in the week, the skies have been remarkable.

I put miles on my wheels today. I had an appointment with my dermatologist at 8 a.m. so I had to be rolling by 7.

In Birmingham, I saw hundreds of photo ops but the traffic was brutal. Out here in the country where Jilda and I live, it's much slower. 

I ran by the Forks again today for a moment. Pulling the phone from my pocket, I snapped a picture of Mulberry Bridge. 

Tonight, Jilda made fish tacos. Yum.

Not much else happening in the sticks.



  1. Sleep well after your busy day.
    And, as a PS life in the sticks/life in the city? No contest. None.

  2. Life in the stick is calm and charm.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. Many folk envy where you live, but not your treks in the big city. Since we are now a bedroom for the city, our little quiet mill town is NO LONGER that, and the original residents ain't happy bout it and want to move out with you! ;=)
    Sherry & jack (gettin'cool)

  4. Love the photo....but those opportunities have to be taken with a care for safety, so glad you didn't do that while in the city! You two are lucky to live in a quiet area.

  5. Is that bridge still used? It looks like it has a history.

    1. Yes this bridge is on Sipsey Road and is a main thoroughfare from our part of the county. I cross that bridge daily. The small river flowing under it is the Mulberry and it flows into the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River.

      Native Americans lived in a settlement on the banks of the Warrior River not 500 feet from where I was standing when I took this picture.

  6. You are so blessed to live in the sticks where life is lived at a much slower pace. I could never take the traffic of the big cities. I don't live in the country but in a small town and that is almost just as good


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