Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Scenes from the Jeep

A couple of nights ago we took the Jeep out for a early evening ride.  Tiny roads and suspect bridges make for some beautiful scenery.  

I know, a daily scene for some of you.  
Much more corn being grown this year than soybeans.  

This old tractor seems to be a permanent lawn ornament.  

We rescued this fellow from the middle of the road.  Placed on a patch of grass, he went slowly on his way.  

Speaking of the middle of the road, this rabbit hopped right out in front of the Jeep and decided to take a rest.  After a couple of minutes, we shooed him on his way, too.  

Everyone comes out right before the sun goes down.  

At one point two fawns crossed the road in front of us.   Following their mother, they couldn't decided if they should continue across, or go back where they came from.  Each had their own idea and crashed right into each other.  

I was so in awe of seeing them, I forgot to take a picture.  

Sunday, June 26, 2016

An Unpainted Barn

Around these parts barns are either black, or they remain unpainted.  Tom has some great red ones featured today.  

Linking up with The Barn Collective.  

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Randoms

Finally, a Bachelor Button decided to sprout.  

In case you missed it, here are a few shots of Monday night's Strawberry Moon.  

Looking for a road trip this summer?  These small towns just might be what you are looking for.  

Shots from the week, and some of them are quite poignant.  

Leaving you with The Little River Band for the weekend.  Have a great one!  

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thankful Thursday

Our neighbor's pond is draining due to a sinkhole.  These buzzards were waiting for a fish snack on the edge of the pond.  

Thankful this Thursday that my daughter can finally dress herself.  With the break of her clavicle, she has been unable to lift her arm, fully, for the past four weeks.  This is what happens when you do your own stunts.    

That girl can now put on her own shirt.  

*insert the sound of angles singing* 

Her four week check-up is today and she is anxiously awaiting some good news on her progress.  

"A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever."  

Jessamyn West 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Small Town Snapshots

The small county in which I reside didn't become official until 1793, though the longhunters were here way before any organized government took place.  

The county seat is a very small town and retains its original courthouse, from way back in the day, as well as historic buildings on the town square.  This hardware store is for sale.  Sad, but its proprietor has been in business for a long time and is, no doubt, ready for a break.  Being an old house owner I have taken him the odd nail, screw, or hardware piece asking for a match.  He rummages around in his back room and brings me what I need and charges a few cents.  Men continue to gather here for daily conversation (gossip), and have for an untold amount of years.  

This church congregation has been going since 1830, the current building was erected in 1938.  Designed in the Neo-Gothic style, its current congregation is a strong one.  

These steps lead to a building that used to house a corner drug store.  You know the kind with the jukebox in the booth, a lunch counter, ice-cold soda in bottle, and a friendly pharmacist.  Great memories of having lunch there, as a kid.  

The window on the left is the building for our local newspaper.  When I step into their office they know me, where I live, and what I bought at the grocery yesterday.  

It's how we roll around here.  

"A small town is a town where everyone knows everything about everyone, but they still buy a local newspaper to see what the editor dared to publish."  

Danny Kaye  

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.

Sharing a picture of my own Dad from 1969.  Pictured here when he was stationed in England and I was a mere tot.    


"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me."  

Jim Valvano 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Randoms

I planted a bed of Bachelor Buttons and ended up with a whole bunch of volunteer Four O'Clocks.  
Go figure.

A friend of mine just hung this hugglepod from a tree in her yard.  Meant for children, but I think I need one of these for myself.    

The oldest house in Charleston is currently up for sale.  I could totally use this as a getaway spot.  

Do you have some things stored in the attic, closet, or somewhere else?  If so, here are a few things that could bring you some cash.  

Leaving you with the feel good song of the moment. 
 I am feeling like the lady in the laundromat :)  

Linking up with Tanya today!