TALLADEGA SCENIC HIGHWAY ON MT. CHEAHA ~ ALABAMA ~ photo taken by Dianna Stover
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Monday, April 11, 2011

PIC OF THE WEEK - CRIMSON AND CLOVER

Harley and I took off Saturday morning and headed north up to Mt. Cheaha. I love going there and riding the curvy ribbon of highway up to the top of this small mountain. Our roads were full of other riders blowing off the cobwebs of winter and airing out their machines. I hate to brag to all your northerners, but... we saw 87 degrees this weekend!

CRIMSON AND CLOVER
I'm glad we finally found a safe spot to pull off and let me get a great picture of all the amazing clover that's everywhere along our highways. Mother Nature's palate of vibrant red and bright white are lined all along our roads and brings a lot of bright color to your peripheral vision, making it very hard to stay focused on what's in front of you.

There's something very rewarding about topping a large curvy hill just to see a blanket of crimson clover covering a large pasture. Ahhhhhh...

Ah, my mind's such a sweet thing.
I want to do everything.

What a beautiful feeling.

Crimson and clover.
Over and over.
Crimson and clover, over and over,
Crimson and clover, over and over...

Have a nice week everybody!

Lady R

8 comments:

motoroz said...

Great photos. We have a nice crop of Crimson clover here in Texas. The bluebonnets are looking good also. It was a great weekend of riding here in the South!

Webster World said...

Sounds like a great ride for all. We here in the north had a great week-end. Wife and I put some miles on Sat. and Sun. Hit 84 Sun. Springs ah coming.

B.B. said...

Beautiful pics as always! Glad you're out enjoying it!

No Name said...

Nice pics- reminds me of Maryland where I used to live- here in Colorado it may as well still be winter

KT Did said...

See... Spring has sprung and the 80's aren't so bad to ride in! Beautiful.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Motoroz... I love it when everything starts popping out color everywhere. It's such a nice reward for putting up with the cold brown winter.

Webster... Glad to here about your ride! Doesn't feel great? Hopefully, the next snowflake you'll see will be after Thanksgiving! Ride on!

B.B... yes... I've been enjoying it very much. Riding to work has given some interesting entertainment too. Maybe I should post a story about some of my commuting experiences. There's some whacked out people out there!

No Name... It may be winter, but Colorado is so pretty in it's own right, that I imagine beautiful flowers during the season changes are just a bonus. I think having some mountains in my backyard would be pretty awesome!

KT... I love this time of year! Ride on!! Woo Hoo!!

Eve said...

Honestly there is nothing like the wild flowers that come up here in the spring! We had our purple fest now I'm waiting for the crimson LR...should be here soon!

Dean "D-Day" said...

Looks beautiful!
(We had snow today....Ugggghh!)