Thursday, March 31, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 3-31-11

Got Milk

“It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow."
~George Brandes

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Skywatch Friday ~ 4-1-11

  Mother Nature Has Done Her Thing Again ~ March 30, 2011

When I got to work this morning, the sky was clouding over but there was still a sky to shoot. A few hours later, as the students were changing classes, I heard coming from the hall in front of my windowless room... “IT’S SNOWING!”  Being that teachers are no more mature about snow than their pupils I headed for the windows in the library, and there was that magical snow raining down from the heavens in all of its glory...big, wonderful flakes. Quickly I charged outside with the trusty Canon point and shoot, but when I looked up I could’t see the sky or the mountains. We were in what folk here in the country call a "Virginia style white-out” - no mountains and no sky - just lots of gray and lots of snow flakes. It only lasted for about an hour, but what an hour it was. I know these are different photographs from the sunrises, sunsets, and blue, cloud filled skies I usually post, but I just couldn’t resist sharing with you the beauty of the gray one I saw today with the snowflakes floating to the ground.

“Nature has no mercy at all. “I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.”
~Maya Angelou

This post is linked to Skywatch Friday. Be sure to stop by to see more beautiful skies from around the world.

signs,signs ~ 3-30-11

...and they aren’t kidding!

“Filthy water cannot be washed.”
~African Proverb

This post is linked to Leslie’s "sign, signs" meme.

Daily ~ 3-30-11


 “Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.”
~ John Ruskin

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My World Tuesday ~ 3-30-11

My World
Genie at Rockbridge Middle School 
Cheerleader for the Staff vs 8th Grade Basketball Game
(I think I look awfully silly for a 72 year old, but the kids got a laugh out of my antics!)

To teach is to learn twice. ~Joseph Joubert, Pensées, 1842

This post is linked to “My World Tuesday"

Watery Wednesday ~ 3-30-11

Our Creek after the Surprise Snow on 3-27-11
Kerrs Creek ~ Rockbridge Count y~ Virginia

"Snowflakes are kisses from heaven."  
~Author Unknown

This post is linked with Watery Wednesday sponsored by 2sweetnsaxy...a.k.a. T. Bruce
Outdoor Wednesday sponsored by Susan at "A Southern Daydreamer"

Daily Photo ~ 3-29-11

Mirror Image

"Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.”
~Mason Cooley

Monday, March 28, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 3-28-11

 Our Barn after an Unexpected End of March Snow 
Early Morning ~ March 27, 2011
Rockbridge Country, Virginia

"If someone is blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will?”
~Ross Perot

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 3-27-11


"Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.”
~Charles dickens

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday Bridges ~ 3-27-11

Chuck’s Arched Footbridge
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”
~Jm Rohn
Sunday Bridges is sponsored by Louis LaVache at

If you want to drink some excellent coffee, go online and order from Louis La Vache’s “Holy Cow Coffee Company

Daily Photo ~ 3-26-11

Blue Lace

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
~George Santayana

Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend in Black and White ~ 3-25-11


Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. 
~Thomas Szasz
This post is linked with:
 The Weekend in Black and White, the home for monochrome maniacs,
 Newtown Area Photo - Weekend Reflections 

Daily Photo ~ 3-25-11

Beauty of a Season Past

“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
~Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 3-24-11

Country Road

"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.”
~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 3-23-11

Nature’s Little Umbrellas

"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
~Leonardo de Vinci

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 3-22-11

A Touch of Pink

"A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.” ~  Leo Buscaglia

Monday, March 21, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 3-21-11

Ring of Gold

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech
~Maryanne Willaimson

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Daily Photo 3-19-11

Chuck’s Outbuilding

“In the middle of the silence in a writer’s house lies an invalid; the book being worked on.”
~Richard Elder

Thursday, March 17, 2011

daily photo 3-18-11

Sunrise on Way to Work
Route 60 West ~ Rockbridge County, VA

"What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?”

Stop by Skywatch Friday to see more beautiful skies from around the world.

Daily Photo ~ 3-17-11

A Little Green for Saint Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

signs,signs ~ 3-15-11

Amherst County, VA ~ Near Staton Creek Falls

"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?” 
 ~Eve Merriam

This post is linked to Lesley’s “signs, signs” meme.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Daily Post ~ 3-16-11


‘’I'd like to get four people who do cart wheels very good, and make a cart."

Daily Post ~ 3-15-11

Spring Green

Monday, March 14, 2011

That’s My World Tuesday ~ 3-15-11

Living way out in the country and loving to drive the back roads on the weekends, it is always a surprise what we are going to see. Many of the old homes have never ending yard sales going on in their front yards while others collect old cars and other junk. The owners of this one were proud to call it the “Sanford and Sons” house and told me I was welcomed to take pictures. Sadly, I didn’t get shots of the side of an old bookmobile being used as a wall for the tool shed or all of the Tonka toy trucks out doing their imaginary work, but I did not want to be “rude” by making a nuisance of myself. I learned that the blue bunny hutch up by the front proch is now a bird house because the rabbit is dead, and the old bed out in the front is being used for what it was intended...a flower bed. A family of 5 lives in this very old home.

If you think there is a lot of stuff on the left and in front of the house, you should see what is on the right and out to the back of the property. It is an amazing collection of anything and everything you can imagine. What do you find to be the most interesting item? Click to enlarge and then click gaain to enlarge even more.

"A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless." 
~May Sarton

This post is linked to That’s My World Tuesday.

Daily Post ~ 3-14-11

Anyone Home?

“Home is a place where you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to."
~ John Ed Pearce

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Daily Photo ~ 3-13-11

Surprise, Surprise

Daily Photo ~ 3-12-11

Days of Old

“Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.”
~ Whoppi Goldberg

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday Bridges ~ 3-13-11

The Bridge to Somewhere after Muptiple Days of Rain and LOTS of Water Flowing Under It

As you all have seen from past posts of our Bridge to Somewhere, the water is usually low but running along happily at a nice pace. Well, this week was a different story. It wasn’t running; it was roaring and rushing, slamming against and over rocks carrying with it all kinds of yucky debris from upstream. It is at times like this I do not even want to drive over the thing. As you can see from the following pictures, Mother Nature was not to be messed with, for she was on a mission taking with her everything she could from in her path.

At this point is where we have our “beachhead,” our favorite hang out spot. The water was eroding more and more of our “shoreline.” Where you see the log on the left is where we have dug a fire pit so in fall and winter we can go out, cook hots dogs and hamburgers, roast marshmallows with our little Eloise, and stay toasty by the warmth from the roaring fire.

It was pretty cool seeing white caps on the unusual sight.

This is not usually a ledge but rather some big rocks in the middle of the creek. Here it looks to me to be a water slide.

I saved what I think to be the best of all.....this was an amazing sight. The splashing looks like it is ice, but there was no ice or snow left at this point.

Sunday Bridges is sponsored by Louis LaVache at

If you want to drink some excellent coffee, go online and order from Louis La Vache’s “Holy Cow Coffee Company

Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend in Black and White ~ 3-11-11

Hay Bales at Sunrise

This post is linked with “The Weekend in Black and White,”
 the home for monochrome maniacs.

Weekend Reflection ~ 3-12-11

A Forest Full of Trees + Water + Ice + Sun = Unique Reflection
Panther Falls ~ Amherst County, VA

This post is linked to Newtown Daily Photo ~ Weekend Reflections

Daily Photo ~ 3-11-11

The Dark Skies of March

Thursday, March 10, 2011

signs, signs ~ 3-10-11

The Lexington Motel  is a bit of local color that has never changed since my husband was a child. It still has the same booths and round stools at the counter, and it’s our favorite spot to go for breakfast on Sunday mornings. Off and on during the day you will see the VA State Highway Patrol troopers’ cars sitting in the parking lot while they are inside enjoying a quick hot cup of coffee.

This post is linked to Lesley’s “signs, signs” meme.