We headed back up to the mountain in my husband's dodge panel truck over the weekend. An Autumn drive close to the Laurel Mountains. Visited with my brother-in-law, and of course we were anxious to see how Snoopy dog was doing. Snoopy was my father-in-laws dog, he passed away almost two years ago. Snoopy was only a year old when he died, and a stunning full blooded beagle. We were so in love with him, and kept him many times when my father-in-law was hospitalized. I would often walk Snoopy with Delilah in the woods. He had those long ears, much like the basset hounds I always loved! He had perfect markings, black, brown, and tan. Snoopy also had the high pitched hunting dog howl, especially when he was on a rabbit. The photo to the left taken 3 years ago of Snooy and I. We wanted to keep Snoopy so badly, but he kept jumping on Delilah's back. So we decided it would be best to let him go to my brother-in-law. He is free to run on secluded property, and is living the high life with his new owner. I kissed him madly when I saw him. He's a very happy beagle chasing everything in the woods! Snoopy was elated to see us too!
We left my brother-in-laws house, and started down the mountain. Took some shots right out the front windshield while in motion, because I thought the trees were so gorgeous. The shot above in my header was taken on our way down the mountain. It looks as if the trees go endlessly on! We were hoping to go hiking on the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail , but the panel truck was running badly when we were on the mountain. We were leaving a cloud of exhaust behind us, so we decided to head homeward bound. Even though our trip was cut short, I still came home with some treasures. My brother-in-law gave me some hot peppers, and fresh grapes from the grapevines he had!
Two days of hard frost over the weekend, killed mostly everything around our area. I didn't bother to cover my flowers. They were pretty much done in, except for my roses, and petunias. I felt it was time to let go of my Summer beauty, and get on with Fall festivities. I'm sure going to miss Summer, it's only been in the upper 40's for highs. Back to jeans, coats, gloves, and hats. Soon the white stuff will be blowing, and I'm already missing the carefree, warm days of Summer!