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 Unknown
Yep, been asking for it and got it. I love it, the air is crisp and clear and brr - cold
First yesterday we visited mom about an hour away and ran into light flurries there. She said she wanted to go for a ride which she did enjoy. So pretty when it first starts to cover the trees.
pretty ride down a gravel road to pick up mom
nice hot coffee for the road.
Some pictures below of what it looked like this morning at my house
Arrival at Guinea station by ambulance on May 4, 1863, the last six days of General Jackson's life were spent here. Located in Caroline county Virginia.
Brought here for convalescence after being wounded and his arm amputated. A stop here before trip to Richmond that never happened.
" Fairfield" was the name of Thomas Chandlers 740 acre plantation and below is picture of the farm office.
Chandler offered his home, but Jackson's doctor and his staff chose here for rest and quiet. The only structure remaining.
info. - Va.is for lovers website - stonewall Jackson
After designated as "historic shrine", restoration took place in 1920's and 60's. About 45 percent of structure is original fabric. Info. - found on Virginia is for lovers website - Stonewall Jackson shrine.
the only items original to the room where Jackson died are the wood frame bed and the blanket at the foot that covered him.
ahead is the location of Chandler home
Must have looked some what barren in 1863.
The trees do not look to be as old from the day when Jackson was here.
some before pictures of the plantation office and other good info. is found here at civil war battlefields.us blog.
Looking back at a beautiful
Hard to imagine the turmoil of war here at one time.