Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday Morning Walk after Our First Snow ~ October 29, 2011

A Saturday Morning Walk
The sun was sending its rays down onto the road. The snow had already was pretty much gone...only posture left.
Do you see the dog crossing it?


Here are a few more shots from last Saturday morning’s walk.

One of the dirt roads running off of our main road 
and down to the creek. These gravely one have more snow on them than the ones that are used all the time.

When we are walking the road, 
we walk alongside Kerrs Creek.

As we are hoofing it up and down the road, this is one of the views we have of Big House and Little House Mts. 

Finally, here is a single leaf floating atop the water left from the snow in the middle of the road in front of me.

"There is no season such delight can bring
As summer, autumn, winter and the spring."
~William Browne

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Walker’s Creek Home and Barns ~ 10-30-11

Walker’s Creek Home and Barns
The house is all boarded up, but the buildings appear to be in good condition. I am not sure if the smaller one is a small barn or a shed because I was hesitant to go walking further onto the property to check on it.  I didn't know who or what might greet me! It looks like someone is storing hay in the big barn so that is a good sign.
Main House with Smaller Barn/Shed

Smaller Barn/Shed

Window in Smaller Barn/Shed

Main Barn

Boarded Homeplace

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
 ~Kahlil Gibran

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

First Snow of 2011


For the first time in my memory we had our first snow on October 28th...unbelievable. It wasn’t much of one, but it left all of my few flowers, greenery, and water lilies weighted down with icy snow.  Just take a look!

My Yellows and Golden Yellows

My Reds

My Greens

A Lone Icy Red

A Bit of Blurry Pink

The Remains of my Herbs

My Wilted Water Lily and Goldfish Kettle Pond 

"Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
  ~George Eliot

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sunday Bridges ~ 10-29-11

Bridge at Douthat State Park
Oh, what fun I have with the apps on an iPad. Believe it or not, the bridge really is blue!

“A typical vice of American politics is 
the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.”
~Theodore Roosevelt

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Shadow Shot Sunday ~ 10-29-11

Eloise & Gene at North Mt. Overlook Studying a Bug 
Eloise wanted her own hiking sticks, but we could not find any short enough for her at 4 - now she is 6. We ended up getting her a child’s set of ski poles and painting them pink. Success! Where there is a will, there is always a way :) Anything for my Eloise!

Eloise Wearing Genie’s ...aka “Baga's"...Backpack

Hiking through the Forest on North Mt.

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.  But he cannot save them from fools.”
  ~John Muir

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Reflections ~ 10-28-11

Reflections at the Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, Virginia

“A picture is a poem without words.”

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Weekend in Black and White ~ 10-28-11

Eloise, Gene, and Patricia on North Mt. Hike
 Sunday, October 24, 2011
Rockbridge County, Virginia

Gene Solving Problems of World

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses 
are family happinesses.”
  ~Joyce Brothers

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Skywatch Friday ~ 10-28-11

My favorite spot to stop on the way to work for shooting sunrises. I call it my "Field of Dreams" though it backs up to a rather unattractive area where VDOT stores sand and gravel for use on the roads during winter. The rest of the year they plop stuff everywhere and park their big old trucks there. Messy they are, and they really do interfere with the beauty of my little "Field of Dreams,” but I am not complaining. Without them I would not be able to get to work in the first place come  the ice and snow. What is that old saying.....don’t kick a gift horse in the mouth!” This dark shot is basically SOOC...had to lighten the shadows just a bit so you could see the mess :-)

"A cloud is made of billows upon billows upon billows that look like clouds. As you come closer to a cloud you don'tget something smooth, but irregularities at a smaller scale.” ~Benoit Madelbrot

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