Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, Tennessee
We were able to visit the Museum of Appalachia last week. It is located about 30 miles away from our home. We last visited it during the spring of 2013 with some out-of-town friends, but I left the camera at home during that jaunt. We had a lovely time and wore ourselves out in a few hours, and then we had a delightful country-style lunch on the premises. I will feature more information and photos of this regional treasure later on, after life settles down into some semblance of normalcy again.
Earlier this week, we had planned to visit the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Those plans got flung out with the garbage. Mr. Jim became ill on Sunday morning, and I rushed him to the hospital. He was released earlier today. He came down with another case of sepsis, and his health was in quite a pickle on Monday because of an extremely high fever. Mr. Jim is now chock-full of antibiotics. And, he will continue that trend by taking oral medication for the next week. There will be follow-up visits with his internist and oncologist to monitor his condition.
Perhaps we will be able to venture over to Cades Cove next week or the week after. We’ll cross our fingers…
I love your wagon of pumpkins, it's so funny to see those glorious oranges among the greens, We expect that by the time pumpkins are out, the leaves are turning too. I am SO SORRY to hear Mr. Jim has had yet another adventure with germs. You are both in my prayers daily. All my best.ReplyDelete
You have so inspired me with your photos, that I just signed up for a class, I'll be brain dead every Wednesday evening around 9:01. But... my sisters have gifted me a camera, so off I go... Thank You for your inspiration.
Oh Donna, I am so sorry to hear of that sepsis ordeal. Praying for you and Jim battling this together.ReplyDelete
What a pretty pumpkin wagon. Fall is a lovely season. Just wish it would last through March!
I'm so sorry to hear Mr Jim is ill. I'll send extra strength healing thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shot of the wagon. I just love the rustic feel of it
I believe that just may be my most FAVORITE of your pictures, although I love them all. :)ReplyDelete
Glad that hubby is back home with you; praying hard for him & you of course. God bless!
Lots of drama in that still-life with the strong colors and contrasts. That's a workable analogy for your life these days, too. Praying that the antibiotics knock out the infection and that Mr. Jim is feeling better with each passing day. We need to follow your good example and get out and see the foliage soon before it is done and we have missed it.ReplyDelete
That wagon is beautiful with it's load of pumpkins. I'm sorry about Jim's upset and pray the antibiotics will work and he'll be feeling much better soon. Blessings. PamReplyDelete
I hope you get to drive over to Cade's cove while the leaves are pretty. But mostly I hope that Jim feels better soon and gets over this infection. Take care of yourself, too my friend. I love the old wagon...looks like Tennessee! Hugs to you both, DianeReplyDelete
i'm so sorry!ReplyDelete
your image is autumn perfection.
I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Jim's bout with sepsis and hope it will soon be kicked out, never to return! Beautiful photo - the colors are so saturated.ReplyDelete
Oh dear, poor Jim. Another setback but he'll get better and the two of you will go off to Cades Cove soon.ReplyDelete
The old whees on the wagon are really something - primitive comes to mind. ;-)
Love your photo, Donna, but am so sorry about all of the health issues you and your hubby are enduring. Take care. Thinking of you.ReplyDelete
Bless his heart...this has been a rough few months for you and Jim..hoping things are getting better every day.ReplyDelete
That is one of the prettiest photos I've ever seen in my life. My goodness but you're good with that camera.
I was so excited to hear the two of you had been able to take a trip, then hit the wall when I read that Mr. Jim had been hospitalized yet again. Glad to know he's back home, hope he recuperates quickly, and that you can get out and about to enjoy the fall color in the upcoming weeks Donna dear.ReplyDelete
Hugs and prayers coming your way.
Oh he must have been miserable...glad he got to the hospital when he did and got some antibiotics! Praying he will feel much better soon! Your photo is beautiful, as always!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous Donna as always :) I'm glad to two got to venture out and will keep you both in my prayers that Jim is better soon so you both can be out exploring again!ReplyDelete
I just absolutely love the cart and the colors in this photo. Not too crazy about the other news.ReplyDelete
So glad you had a chance to take that trip.
I hope that those antibiotics are doing their job for Mr. Jim. So sorry that you two have had to go another round with all of this. Continuing to pray...ReplyDelete
Your photo is gorgeous! Autumn is my favorite time of year...and you have captured it well in this lovely shot!
Prayers for Jim's quick recovery! What a pretty pumpkin photo!ReplyDelete
That wagon of pumpkins is great! I can't wait to hear more.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you Donna, and Mr Jim. I was just thinking as I started to read your post how nice it was for you to have been out and about again with your camera, then read about the trip to hospital, such bad luck. All the best for the weekend and the coming week.ReplyDelete
What a great scene and photo. I love it! Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
That shot of the pumpkin wagon is gorgeous .
I hope you Mr Jim is feeling better today and that you are enjoying time together in the moment .
I'm so sorry Mr Jim was sick...Poor guy, I am sure he is so sick of being sick. so glad you were able fit in a museum visit, that cart totally defines fall!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that you and Mr. Jim were able to get away and enjoy the beautiful Appalachia area!
But so sorry to hear that Jim is down again with this sepsis. I'm praying for his quick recovery and sure hoping that you can make the trip to Cades Cove next week.