TALLADEGA SCENIC HIGHWAY ON MT. CHEAHA ~ ALABAMA ~ photo taken by Dianna Stover
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Monday, February 8, 2010

PIC OF THE WEEK - FOLLOW THE WILD RED ROAD

With Valentines Day just around the corner, it's got me thinking... red. With hearts and roses everywhere I look, it reminds me of the rich bold color that lines our highways in the early spring with these blood red wild flowers.

FOLLOW THE WILD RED ROAD
With these gorgeous beauties showing you the way... it's easy to fall into a make believe fairy tale of your own. We were somewhere south of Autagaville, on Highway 82, but Oz could have been just around the corner.
"Follow the wild red road. Follow the wild red road. Follow... follow... follow... follow... follow the wild red road."
Dorothy had her yellow brick road... I've got my wild red road. I'll be happy with my own fairy tales, as long as I stay clear of the lions and tigers or bears... oh my.

Have a great week everybody!

Lady R

12 comments:

Webster World said...

Great Monday start. I got a good laugh at the end. I have to go up in the thumb today so I guess I'll "Follow the slushy wet road follow the slushy wet.... :)

mq01 said...

beautiful!! i'll start watching for wild red roads now :)

B.B. said...

Those are so pretty!

FLHX_Dave said...

Lovely, beautiful and a sure sign that spring fever is just around the corner...

Now...leave it to a dude to go screwing up your awesome picts with the following statement;

"I guess there are more than one way to earn your redwings Dorithy."

I know I'm going to get socked for that one...yup.

Mrs RC said...

What I wouldn't give to be following ANY road right about now! We're not even dug out from Snowmageddon (28-inches Fri/Sat), and they're calling for another 12-24" tomorrow night! Will I ever see pavement again?

Willy D said...

Any idea what that old sign in the last pic is? I tried to blow it up, but couldn’t quite tell. It appears to have a flag on the right side.

Canajun said...

Great pics. Any idea what kind of flowers they are?

Lady Ridesalot said...

Webster... At least we don't have those damn lollipop kids hangin' around. LOL! I'm just glad I could help make Monday a little nicer.

mq01 & B.B... I also refer to it as "roadside jewelry". Mother nature can put on a show... when she wants to.

Dave... well... my arm's not quite long enough, so unless B.B. obliged you with your token sock... but wait... I thought you liked socks?

Mrs. RC... it's under there somewhere! I see mine all the time, but it's soaked with rain and escorted by cold temps. Call me a wimp, but it's not been very nice riding weather here either.

Willy D... I went to my documents and blew up the pic. The flag is the only thing still visible, but something about it looked familiar. Then I realized it was the "vote for me" poster left over from one of the dems in our state elections... over two years ago. (This pic was taken early last spring... so it was trash for only about a year then) LOL! Sorry... I wish it could have been a more exciting find! (besides the fact that the dems didn't clean up their trash!)

Canajun... I believe they're called "Crimson Clover" or Red Clover". It's everywhere along the sides of the road and makes a gorgeous border while you take in the view. Now I'll have you singing that song all day...
"Crimson and clover… over and over.
Crimson and clover… over and over."

the rider said...

Nice photos, very much like what we have here in the spring on the cape west coast. Huge areas of multi coloured flowers draw tourists from all over the country.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Wild flowers are cool. One of nature's little treats for our viewing pleasure while riding.

KT Did said...

Happy Valentines to you and yourzzz...The road is beautiful!!

Lady Ridesalot said...

The Rider... Thanks! Unfortunately... the flowers were the only thing pretty on this particular road. But they make up for it.

Mr. M... I think God gave us beautiful wild flowers to camouflage all the un-pretty. (Buildings!)

KT... Happy Valentines to you too! I hope you get some ride time in. This weekend is questionable for us, so ride a mile or two for me please!