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

aken from "the yoga quote garden"

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. ~Author

taken from "the yoga quote garden" site.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Good fences

After apple purchase at Carter mountain.  We stopped at Michie Tavern in Charlottesville Va.

A mossy fence at the creek bed

This leads down to one of the historical bldgs.  - tobacco barn.

I am sharing with good fences

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Flowers end

Sounds somewhat like a movie title for my post title.  

 The following shots are what is left of the seasons flowers.
Seems as though the colors are more vibrant now than they were in Summer.  The sun is not out as much to make them fade.

A picture of my wreath on my front door

You can see somewhat of a sunset reflecting in the glass
Nasturtiums on my side fence just started getting pretty about a month ago, much healthier now than in the spring and summer.
I pull off a bloom every time I walk by to eat,  tastes like cress salad to me.   Will miss the blooms in  salad.
The color is just as you see it.  Very vibrant.

Very few blooms left of the zinnias.   Below are a few that have been growing in pots

This one has a pretty autumn color to it,  orange and yellow hues.

The ones here are not as large as the ones growing in the pot.  I do think that epsom salt I watered them with in the pots made them grow healthier and prettier.

The color of these are my favorite. 

I have to have my coleus

One lone Dahlia left

My painted log slice like a baby jack o lantern on the steps to den
til next time - bye 

Monday, October 20, 2014

genevieve b'day

She turned one on Saturday - Genevieve our youngest grandchild.

Pretty in pink

Adalyn likes to be more precise when eating a cake,  she makes sure no crumbs from the cake are attached to the frosting she likes to eat.   So sweet

Proud parents of two healthy sweet children

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Outside with  Adalyn and Genevieve.   Nice to have the days pleasant to be outside and enjoy the fall weather.

off for  a ride in the wagon

Genevieve didn't sit long ,  but she enjoyed being back in the stroller while Adalyn enjoyed the wagon

They both love the riding mower ( of course the blades are disengaged)   we never cut the grass with them on it.  (just felt like I had to say)

She spies something.

Genevieve thinking about putting that rock in her mouth, everything goes in the mouth at her age.

" A grandchild fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty"

( A saying I am not sure from who, but it is so true)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Orchard trip

A side trip to Carter mountain a week ago to check out the apples and pumpkins.    
Nice gift shop with some interesting gifts.     
Steve and I enjoyed an icy or icee made from apple cider - so good.

 I am standing in back of the shop taking a picture of the orchard.

Interesting history of the mountain
the Honorable John Carter,  Esquire obtained by grant - 9,350 acres of land which embraced the whole of what is called "Carter Mountain in 1729.
Check out this site where information is found

 http://www.cartermountainorchard.com/about history


these were huge

gourd pumpkins

Something for everyone here.   There wine tasting here , made from their grapes

warty pumpkin

A few pumpkins I purchased from the Dollar Tree store to paint for decorating  here at home. Pics next post
It is a Styrofoam orange pumpkin.
 I used my hot glue gun to put the lumps or warts on it in different areas and then painted it white,  the paint I used had some grout mixed in.  

 A few little runs I missed from the excess glue I see here.

I will make the stem a little darker with some paint.  Rubbed on the surface is  brown shoe wax and I took excess off with a cloth.
 That's it and now to paint the stem and place in an arrangement.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

snow creek

We took a ride to Snow Creek Farm for their Fall sale in Woodford Va..   Many vintage items and neat crafts. 
I love visiting this wonderful farmhouse with chickens and beautiful Peacocks.  
She has a table set up outside with refreshments. 


love this skeleton chick


through the front door onto the back porch with sale items
into the yard

I purchased the wood pumpkin on the right with the pacifier

If he looks a little sheepish,  it's because he just got himself kicked out of the hen house by another rooster,  it was so funny to watch.
till next time