Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Fishing Hole ~ Rockbridge County Style

I pass this pond in the afternoons on my way home from work if I drive the interstate. Not until I was wandering the back roads near my school looking for barns to photograph did I actually come upon it. There is a little dock on the upper right with a seat on it for the fishermen. It does not look anywhere as large here as it does from the highway. It is a good sized stocked pond and as pretty as it can be. 

This post is linked with Watery Wednesday.

Monday, January 30, 2012

{The Simple Things} ~ Patricia

This post is linked with “{the simple things}” 

A Piece of Me ~ {1n the picture} ~ 52 in 52 #4

Seflie #4 ~ Month 1
At the  Computer in My In-School Suspension “Cellblock” Room
Rockbridge Middle School
Fairfield, Virginia

This post is linked with Flick’s {in the picture}
sponsored by Urban Muser

Final Installment of Swannanoa Estate

Here is a picture of Swannanoa which I found on Wiki. I only had my telephoto lens with me so was unable to get a complete shot. Maybe this will better show you the size of the home and its architectural style.

These three pictures are of the signed Tiffany chandler hanging in the Gentlemen’s Smoking Room

This delicate mural is over the fireplace in the Smoking Room

These are the double stairs up to second floor.

 Tiffany-like large stained glass window at the head of the stairs. As you walk in the front door, it almost knocks you off your feet. It is absolutely gorgeous with the light coming through it. The woman is a representation of Mrs. Dooley, the beloved wife of the builder and original 
owner of the estate.

The following are pictures I took of some of some of the 
detail work in the home.

This is an article which was on a table in the home.

This post is linked with Our World Tuesday.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

To Whom or What Do I Belong?

Do you all have any guesses as to who or what might have left these prints? Bud and I are just not sure. We saw hem up on the Blue Ridge Parkway so they are NOT ours.

This post is linked with Macro Monday. 

Deserted and All Alone

This post is linked with Tricia’s "Barn Charm."

A Camera View of the World

I found this old camera at our local antique/flea mall and could not resist getting it. The bottle was a dollar and the fake flower another dollar from the Dollar Store. Made a white box out of an old wooden milk carrier, and found a spot in the house upstairs that get  wonderful “natural" light. In Kim Klassen’s "Beyond Layers" class we are working on simplicity and lighting combined with the use of textures.

This post is linked with Flickr’s "Beyond Layers" sponsored by Kim Klassen and Lisa Gordon’s “The Creative Exchange."

Friday, January 27, 2012

What Do You See?

This post is linked with Kim Klassen’s Class “Beyond Layers
and "Friday’s Fences” with Jan and Jer. I am testing your eyesight  - there really is a fence...
just look closely.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

You Are Beautiful

"The world is glittering with gold, and yellow streamers of sunlight wind through the tree boughs like God was throwing a party.”
~Christine Anderson

This post is linked with Texture Thursday and Mellow Yellow Monday.

Tree in Black and White

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is preset
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately ives with the rain.
Poems are made by tools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~ Alfred Joyce Kilmer

Sgt. Joyce Kilmer, as a member of the Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment, c.1918
Born - December 6, 1886
New Brunswick, New Jersey USA
Died - July 30, 1918
near Seringes-et-Nestles, France
Occupation - poet, journalist, editor, lecturer, soldier
Nationality - American
Period - 1909-1918
Genres - poetry, literary criticism, Catholicism
Notable Works - Main Street and Other Poems (1913)
Trees and other poems
Notable Awards - French Croix de guerre
Purple Heart Medal

This post is linked with Weekend in Black and White.

Skywatch Friday in the Mountains

Sun Setting on Whiterock Tower Trail Hike

This post is linked with Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Busted Knuckle Garage

This post is linked with Signs, Signs.

Ice on the Creek

Ice on Mill Creek
Rockbridge County, Virginia

This post is linked with Watery Wednesday.

{In the Picture} ~ 52 IN 52 ~ Week 4

 Who is that mad woman behind the mask?

Why, it’s Genie on another “Forced March” through the icy woods. I am really NOT a grump. I laugh and have fun all the time. It is just HARD taking a picture of yourself with an iPhone in freezing weather.

This post is linked with the Flickr group {in the picture}.