Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Visiting A Historical Town


My honey had talked about Hiawatha, Kansas for years because of their maple trees in autumn. We finally made time to visit during the peak leaf season a few weeks ago.  In fact as you enter, the town sign says, "Welcome to Hiawatha, the city of the beautiful maples."   Did you notice how the maples above form a natural gradient palette?    This little paradise, population 3,000, is filled with historic homes just beginning the renovation process. Here are some photos I hope you  enjoy. The town was named after the poem by Longfellow and the name means "I am looking far away."   Though the trees are barren now, I thought you might like to see what it looked like in all its glory.


































15 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful. Thanks for taking me on your journey.
Blessings, andrea

Vanessa said...

So gorgeous, I just love fall!

Keetha Broyles said...

Simply gorgeous and I see a couple of houses in there that I just MUST buy.

Deanna said...

this Kansas gal likes this post!!!
This really is a nice post with pics of a Kansas town.
So glad you shared.

The maples are gorgeous!!!
d

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

truly beautiful I do adore old buildings and especially trees

Suz said...

Wow I wanted more pictures!
Is that the true color of the trees orange? Love them

LV said...

You certainly got these trees in their full glory. They are simply beautiful. Enjoyed the tour of Hiawatha.

Scientific Housewife said...

So gorgeous, I wish we had scenery like that in Florida!

Riet said...

What a beautiful post. Those colours are awesome. Thank you for your visit

Room to Inspire said...

Simply beautiful photos - I love the first one! The colors are amazing.

Chelsea

Debbie said...

gosh....that is soo BEAUTIFUL! *sigh*

Rita of Grammy's Sweet Nothings said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Don't you love Autumn and all it's colors?

Heather said...

Oh! Be still my heart! Old homes and fall foliage in one post- two of my favorite things! What a lovely day you must have enjoyed. I love hopping in the car and going for drives like this.
Thank You so much for visiting my blog and for your prayers for Bella. You have no idea what that means to my husband and I!
So glad I stopped by- I am loving your blog!!
Blessings,
Heather:)

Kacey said...

Oh, SO beautiful! I want to live there!

P.S. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my little blog. :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful Fall photos! WOW!