Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Long Road

"When all's said and done, all roads lead to the same end.  So it's not so much the road you take, as how you take it."  

Charles de Lint 

Take this Tuesday and make it a good one......

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Growing and Growing

Things are really taking off here at the farmette.  Though our busy schedules have us gardening a bit later than usual, everything is growing right along.  

Petunias on the back porch.  

Pumpkins, my favorite thing.  

We have prolific pear trees.  

The Heirloom Flame tomatoes are coming right along.  

Little onions right in a row.  

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."  

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Randoms

Drove by this interesting mailbox while out in the middle of nowhere.  A child's saddle, perhaps?  

Have you ever wanted to be a knight?  These knights wore GoPro cameras while jousting.  It's almost like being one....without the injuries.  

Asheville is one of my favorite cities.  Just in case you will be visiting soon, here are some excellent eateries in the area.  

Did you catch David Letterman's last show?  His final top ten list can be found here.  

Something a little different for this week's musical sample.  

Linking up with Tanya today.......

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Thankful today for my daughter's softball team.  After suffering an ankle sprain at first base, they rallied around her with the kind of support every fourteen year old would be fortunate to have.  After gathering together to carry her out to the truck, they continued with calls, texts, and outpourings of encouragement.

After a ER visit, we are resting at home for the day.  We are so blessed to live in this community.

Linking up with Teresa today.....

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Its Been A While

Simply because its been a while, today is Tuesday, and my almanac calendar say the moon will rise at 5:42pm,  we have a decrepit house in which to wonder when it will really fall down.  

You can't travel around these small, country roads without seeing a farmhouse in a state of disrepair.  This makes me think it could be a saddlebag log structure.  I confess I didn't get up close and personal to check for logs under the siding.  

"The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the  second most expensive hobby a rich man could have is an old house."  

Barbara Corcoran  

Sunday, May 17, 2015


I photographed this horseshoe at the entrance of an old cellar.  Embedded in the walkway, it begs the question.....just why is it there?    

Was it a memento from a favorite horse?  Did the person who placed it here think it would bring the family luck?  

Dictionaries define luck as:  success or failure brought by chance rather than by one's actions.  

Some people don't believe in luck, or chance.   

What about you, dear readers....do you believe in luck? 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Randoms

This week has been a whirlwind of activity.  This picture illustrates three wonderful young ladies dressed as famous leaders in history.  A dinner celebration culminated their leadership program for the school year.  From the left:  Mother Teresa, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Cleopatra.  I'll claim Cleo as my own.  I would take the other two as well :) 

Swimming with jellyfish?  Apparently it is possible in Jellyfish Lake, in the western pacific. 

Rebel Wilson truly makes me laugh.  Maybe that is why the girl and I will be watching Pitch Perfect 2 this weekend.  You can catch a clip of her right here.

Paula Deen's waterfront home in Savannah is for sale.  I have to admit that I don't care much for the kitchen design, but the walk in pantry makes up for it.  

I heard it was Stevie Wonder's birthday this week.  Let's get downnnnnn...... 

Linking up with Tanya today!