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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7-21-16 ~ Our Birds Have Returned

It is time for Wild Bird Wednesday again, and this week I actually took some bird shots.


Our In-House Cardinal

A Cute Little Titmouse

Sunday, July 17, 2016

7-17-16 ~ The Barn Collective


It is Sunday and time for Tom's Barn Collective. Please come and join us.
Tracy's Barn ~ Big Hill Road ~ Lexington, VA

Monday, July 11, 2016

7-11-16 ~ Barn Cooperative

Once again, it is time for Tom's Barn Collective and I am a day late...but better late than not at all :-)

I prefer the traditional wooden barns, but this is a nice metal one. 
It always looks to be in pristine condition.



 This is just a little freehand watercolor that I tried to do of a barn and some hay bales.
I have been reading about a form of painting known as "etegami" and its three rules: let your work be clumsy, it's a one shot deal , and you have no model. There are wonderful examples on the internet it you are interested. Boy, do I have a long ways to go. It is usually done on post cards.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

7-7-16 ~ Skies, Reflections, and Trail Shadows

The Blue and White Sky as Eloise and I were walking down to the Maury River at a Friend's Home


Close Up of The Hoo-Doo you see in the distance in the First Picture ~ Really Impressive

  The Fascinatingl Fish Reflection We Saw down at the Maury River


Shadows on a 5 Mile Forced March Buddy Took Me On June 30, 2016
The James River Scenic Trail in Covington, Virginia
Covington was hit terribly by the recent flooding as was WV, but this area was not hit.

 Another Spot with Interesting Shadows and Fencing

 Here is the Proof That I actually Walked 5 Miles
I was out of commission the next day :-)

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

7=3=16 ~ The Barn Collective in Green and Yellow

It is Sunday and time for Tom's Barn Collective.


This is a beautiful home and barn complex not too far from home. The yellow and green with the while windows and fencing make for such a lovely rural landscape.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

6-26-16 ~ Steven's Barn and Our Old Land Rover

Once again it is time for Tom the Backroads Traveller's Barn Collective. Please some and join.

This is the old Steven's barn just down the road from us where STILL sits our old and beloved blue and white Land Rover.  It's has been resting there for way over 25 years. Gene is still wanting me to buy it back from his son even tho it probably does not run. Remember...it was my eldest son who after a driving lesson in the front field turned it over into the creek crossing our Bridge to Somewhere. I see it every time I go in or out of town and wish we still had it...all 6 miles to the gallon.






I just had to add this watercolor I finished yesterday. My precious Eloise has now finished elementary school and is off to middle school in September....oh, dear...now the fun really starts. I posted it on my Buttons for Baga art blog, but wanted to share it here, too. The little girls are all her pals. Some went to her school and some to other schools. The ones with the National Elementary Junior Honor Society scarves around their necks were at her school. Add one more thumbs up from me for my granddaughter's job well done!


Sunday, June 19, 2016

6-19-16 ~ The Old Knick Red Barn

Once again it is time for Tom the Backroads Traveler's Barn Collective. Please join him with your pictures of barns you have seen and photographed. This is such a special little meme with all varieties and sizes of barns old and new...and even some that are falling down.

This barn sits across the road from us. It was owned by the Knick family who built our house...the one you all saw in the vintage picture I posted a while back. Larry had serious heart disease plus advanced diabetes but continued to live as our neighbor after a heart transplant for around 15 years. He was such a dear friend to Bud and me, and every time I got myself in a jam he would come and bail me out. I would get the riding mower hung up on a rock time and time again, and I was always trying to move furniture getting it stuck or turning it over. I didn't call Ghostbusters, though...I called Larry, and he came ASAP. The last thing he did was put me up a new mailbox with his grandson helping him. After he passed away the house sat empty for a long time, and then the remaining brothers and his widow sold it to the Zollman family. They have re-roofed the barn, added the quilt painting to the top, and moved in a little outbuilding. We miss out dear friend, but it is so nice to have someone living in the little green house once again.

Mr. Zollman usually has his white truck parked horizontally in from of the barn which made taking a picture of the new quilt addition not very nice. Then....one day I was coming home and I hit the jackpot...a sunny beautiful day, my iPhone with me, and no white truck.

I cropped the shot down as much as I could so you could see the little quilt square. 
I have always wanted a quilt block on our barn, so to have one across the road make me a very happy country girl. Maybe one day I will get one here. That would be icing on the cake.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU DADS OUT THERE IN THE BLOGOSPHERE