A journal of sorts about family, hobbies and travels, mostly day trips Steve and I enjoy taking especially in my State of Virginia.
I love to especially explore and snoop in places off the beaten path.

photos on blog are taken by me unless noted otherwise. Please ask before using.
Thank You - bsh


The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits"

… Albert Einstein

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


A day off from rain,  but not to worry as there is more coming again tomorrow.   It has rained off and on for the past few days.   I venture out  to sweep the dirt and green stuff that is growing between the bricks on the porch.  Yucky stuff.  

Behind the yellow door to  the outside.

perked up my wreath a little

Someone somewhere must have something to harvest, not I.   If the moles didn't destroy it,  the rain sure did.

Mums in the pot look very healthy

That  little bird peeking out behind the planter seems to follow me everywhere.

Color starting to show here.

This area will be filled with leaves and acorns before long.  I may cover with plastic to make the raking  easier.

Quote taken from BrainyQuote.com

Look at the bark of a redwood,  and you see moss.
If you peer beneathe the bits and pieces of the moss, you'll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment.  A lumberman will look at a forest and see many board of lumber. I see a living city. 
Sylivia Earle 

I really do not like this city in my yard.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

early walk

Time  to start pulling spent plants and setting some bulbs.  I will place my bulbs in protection in the ground so at least a few tulips may survive the jaws of moles and voles.

This morning walking with my coffee before I start back painting the brick on my porch.

moonflower still with a few blooms running throught the lilac bush

stray okra pods

last of the tomatoes from the vine

I planted this egg plant in between the boxwoods in front of the house

checking a little closer

waiting for the flowers on these mums to open

gowing at my sidewalk

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Soon there will be few and far between outdoor ice cream days under an umbrella.

I think that they would sit in the snow and eat ice cream,  they love it so much.

I notice here that Adalyn has put her shoes on the wrong feet again.  Funny.

Getting ready for six weeks of dance classes starting next tuesday.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

random pics

An early morning walk in town for some exercise took me by some unique bike decorating as Richmond Va. is  host to the upcoming UCI road world cycling championships.

so cute

Dino here caught my eye as I was walking past a local artsy shop here in Ashland

 a couple crows on a bike in front of Suzannes restaurant

Henry Clay Inn 

Catching some rays at home
Happy Monday

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

Enjoy your day off!

Also on this day marked the end of wearing white shoes for the season, extended later to clothes.   Though some still wear white.


Free Clipart

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Amelia courthouse shop

Back to visit a shop in Amelia courthouse Va. - Classic Touches.   All dressed out for Fall and Halloween.    We never leave here without purchasing something.  I want everything!
Sometimes I have a guest or two I would love to send here for the night.  I am sure they have felt the same about me also.   I think it's cute.

I couldn't get with my camera the way the eyes were painted on him,  they seemed to follow me.

this cozy room had a sofa and t.v. .  I see the candle in the corner is being heated by the light above it.  I've not seen this before, but like this idea.

mirror over sink in bathroom.

a fuzzy view from upstairs

not real

this game board would make a nice gift

whoops - excuse me , didn't see you sitting there.

til next time - bye