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Friday, March 30, 2012

Pond on Turkey Hill





These pictures were taken a few minutes after 7:00 this morning on my way to work. It was a very dreary morning before the sun was out.

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
~Thomas Merton


This post is links to Weekend Reflections.



Thursday, March 29, 2012

Radiating Clouds over the Blue Ridge Mountains

How could anyone sit at home when there are the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains to hike and heavenly skies to view. 
It is so nice we have this in our backyard.

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your sou; is alive."
~Eleonora Duse

This post is linked with "Skywatch Friday."

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The “Bloodroot House"

These pictures of “The Bloodroot House” were taken just last week. I call it this because the owners are very protective of the bloodroot which grows along the banks of the creek. It is not on the endangered species list in the United States as yet, but because of it use for medicinal purposes and dyes it could very well be placed on the list in years to come. The family has also gotten a conservation easement from the VA Outdoors Foundation so their land is protected forever no matter the owner. Many owners in Rockbridge have done this, but you must own a large number of acres before you are eligible. All of these pictures are SOOC.

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation Signage

The homeplace is on the right.

I did not feel comfortable walking across their bridge, but I wanted to get a shot showing the location of the house 
in relationship to the bridge, creek, and barn.



    The way the house is nestled back there in the trees with the creek in front is heavenly. Everything is in pristine condition.

I adore this little barn. It is one of my favorites out here on the creek.

One of the patches  of the bloodroot in bloom along the creek on their property.
                                                          

Always Dream




This post is a part of Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesdays.
We were to use pink in our pictures.

It’s Tiller Time on the Creek


Buddy does not like to use modern equipment...uses an old $80.00 push mower, drives an old Ford stick shift truck without electric anything, washes dishes by hand, uses this old timey tiller for our gardens, and the list goes on. He is happy so I am happy, and they all work. These shots were taken during our March snow a few weeks back so it is cleaned up and ready to go.


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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sharp Top Peak and Abbott Lake

Sharp Top Peak (3,862 ft.) and Abbott Lake
Peaks of Otter Lodge ~ Bedford, Virginia
The Peaks of Otter are three mountain peaks which are all part of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
SOOC

This post is linked with “Watery Wednesday."

A Piece of Me ~ {in the picture} ~ #13

OOPS....My eyes are closed.
Week #13

This post is linked with “In the Picture” on Flickr 
and it is sponsored by "The Urban Muser.”

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunrise at Home

Sunrise over Our Front Field
SOOC

This post is linked with "Our World Tuesday.”

Virginia Countryside


Barns, Outbuildings, and Silos on an Old Farm near Troutville, Virginia

This post is linked with "Barn Charm." 

My Aging Bird House

 My son gave me this little bird house at least 15 years ago. Though rough and worn, it is still one of 
my precious treasures.


“Use those talents you have. You will make it. 
You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best."
~Bernard Meltzer


This post is linked with “I Heart Macro” 


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Jack ~ Snow Dogie

My name is Jack, i’m 12 years old, and I’m  a very challenged dog to put it mildly. I’m a black and gray schnauzer who needs all the help he can bet. My mom and dad still love me lots and lots.




This post belongs to Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers Group.



Saturday, March 24, 2012

Handmade with Love




This post is linked with Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers.
Day 5 ~ Red

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pretty and Pink


“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”
~Thomas Carlyle


This post is linked with “Beyond Layers.”
Day 3 ~ Pink

Mama’s Daisey Pom Poms






Dreaming


When I knit, I dream.
{This is for a blogging friend who has just given birth to a little boy.}

“All human beings are also dream beings. 
Dreaming ties all mankind together.”
~Jack Kerouac

This post is linked with “Beyond Layers” 
Day #2 ~ Yellow

Bloom Where You Are Planted



"I'd rather have roses on my table 
than diamonds on my neck."
 ~Emma Goldman


This post is linked with “Beyond Layers.” Monday’s color this week was green. I am a wee bit late, but here it is.

Snow Cone Time

During out last snow I took his shot, and when I saw it up on my computer screen all I could think about was a sweet snow cone. The snows are now gone and spring is here, but I have this little photo to remember our one March snow.

“Advice is like snow ~ the softer is falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lighted Lego Man


Eloise gave me this little Lego Man Light for Christmas. When I push the belt-like square just below the waist, the bottom of his trousers light up with 2 great LCD lights. Also, on the keyring you will find my trusty soccer whistle is case someone starts following me in a parking lot, there is a can opener, and dead bolt key to the house, a med container where I keep my back medication, and my car keys. They are all on this little key ring. I HEART my keyring and its Lego Man. He is one of my special treasures.

This post is linked with "I Heart Macro."

Bloodroot on the Creek



This is an important part of our world on Kerrs Creek...the blooming of the bloodroot. It is a very exciting time for Bud and me. We just adore the way they pop their little heads up in hidden little places beside the creeks, along fence lines, and back in the woods. This afternoon I found this wonderful bunch within a mile of the house on a winding narrow gauge road right beside the creek. Car after car stopped thinking I had hit a deer or was having car problems. I would wave (that is what we do in this county) and motion them on. They only came out this weekend so you are seeing at their best.

This post is linked to “Our World Tuesday."