Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Randoms



Sometimes we even get a little excitement at the end of our small country road.  This blimp floated overhead last Sunday afternoon.  

Here are some photographs that are most definitely worth a look.  

Our neighbors, down the road, have a donkey.  Thus far I haven't seen him, only heard him.....

I heard this lady on the radio several times this week.  Funny how you won't hear a song forever and then it just reappears.....

I was crushed to learn that Forrest Gump's house isn't real!  Some days moving to Greenbow, Alabama, and living in that scenic house sounds pretty good!  

Linking up today with Tanya!  


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thankful Thursday


Thankful this Thursday for a small break in a busy schedule to take a walk on the farmette.  This is a view from the top of the hill, looking towards our neighbor's property.

"Get busy living, or get busy dying."  

Stephen King

Linking up today with Teresa.....





Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thistle



Interesting how the Thistle can be at once the national symbol of Scotland......


yet also despised across the pond.  


Perhaps if it didn't blow its downy seeds all over the pastures, 




it would be more lovable.  



"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."  

Abraham Lincoln 



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tebbs Bend



With such a busy family schedule during this time of year, there isn't much time for extra activities or leisurely pursuits.  However, last Sunday I took an hour out of my morning to make a quick trip to the Tebbs Bend Battlefield.  



Formed in a driving loop off the side of the highway, Tebbs Bend is a Civil War historical area where people still live and farm the land.  The Battle of Tebbs Bend was fought on July 4, 1863.  General John Hunt Morgan attacked Union Army troops, but was defeated, even though he had the advantage.  



The part that I really wanted to see was the steel bridge built in 1907.  About a month ago, it was closed to traffic.....forever.  It will be moved and preserved, but many people in the area have been upset by the closure.  



General John Hunt Morgan burned the original wooden bridge during his Christmas raid in 1862.  The wooden bridge was repaired and improved more after the Battle at Tebbs Bend.  It is believed that this steel bridge is built on the original stone abutments.  


Yes, I did walk over the barricades onto the wooden slats.  




They seemed a bit precarious just walking on them, I cannot imagine driving over this bridge.  



A wonderful area of history that I will be visiting again.  Some say the area, and this bridge, are haunted.  I don't know about that, but there is still a lot here for me to investigate.  






Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Randoms



I was cleaning out a box from my Grandmother's house when I found this shirt from my Dad's younger days.  After he graduated from high school he delivered soda for the Ski and Double Cola Company, before he joined the Air Force. 

This is a great tune by Old Crow Medicine Show.  A nice addition to the ipod, I must say.  

Fall temperatures are headed our way.  It is my favorite time of year.  

Here is a list of very perfect food bloggers.  How do they pull it off?  

I don't think I could even express how glad I am that the weekend is near.....

Linking up with Tanya today!  


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thankful Thursday



Thankful this Thursday for people who take the time to care.  People who take that time, in life, to go that extra mile.  They tie up those loose ends and get things accomplished when no one else will.

"If you really want to do something, you will find a way.  If you don't you'll find an excuse." 

Unknown

Linking up with Teresa today....






Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Wee Fairy Circle



Traveling the country roads this weekend I came upon a ring of mushrooms, commonly known in folklore as a, "Fairy Circle".  

In Celtic Folklore a Fairy Circle is the place where the Fae come to dance.  If a human were to enter the circle they may never return to their earthly life or, if they do, time has passed unknown to them.  

In Holland, Folklore states that these rings are left by the Devil's milk churn.  When he picks it back up again, the ring is left.   Scandinavian people believe these rings are where the elves come to dance.  
Germany knows them as, "Witches Rings", and in many European countries these rings are associated with sorcery and bad luck.  

Out here in the back country they must not hold much importance. I suppose this property owner believes that it is just a ring of mushrooms spores living underneath the soil.  Just what kind of fun is that, I ask?  I drove by yesterday to see if the ring had, "completed itself", only to find it had met its fate with the lawn mower.


"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."  

Mary Oliver