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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Happy Saturday

Early this morning walk around the yard to water and pick whatever may need picking and I found a couple squash with a few flowers to enjoy.

I like a single stem in a pretty glass container.  This container is an empty wine bottle sitting in the kitchen window.

The seed packet said that these would get about 5 feet. No way, these things are at least 8.  This is looking out of my upstairs dining room window with the lilac behind that will need to be moved.









Hibiscus on the fence.
I took this yesterday and you can see where the beetles got to the blooms.



On my way home from shopping is a beautiful cornfield at the road I live.   I hope I can see this for a long time.  Such nice farms around with open land for some good crops.  I hope it never changes. 

Not exactly the fabric I wanted but it is upholstery fabric and on sale which means a lot and I like it o.k.  for an ottoman in the den.

Well off to start measuring and sewing.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sunday Drive

Such pleasant weather this past Sunday got us out for a short drive to Gordonsville Virginia.   One of our favorite eateries is here and it's called the Barbeque exchange.  Great food and it's Steve's go to Barbeque place.
Walking the town and window shopping as I like to do on a Sunday in small towns.  Maybe 3 or 4 shops were open but that's o.k., we enjoy window shopping on days like this. I will be back to do some Christmas shopping.  Some things in one of the windows caught my eye.
The French restaurant called Pomme as you see on the sign above was closed.   Will have to dine here sometime.
A peek inside the window of one of the tables set for dining.


Here is a shop with some childrens toys.



Boxes of flowers on the sidewalks

closer shot


I think they look pretty good for fake flowers and they keep their color

fence with a planter and these are real

I like these pink planters and I think I will be changing the color of mine to this color.



A string pulled up so the vine can grow up along side the window

Nice tub of succulents


Pretty decorative painting around this shop


 another shop painted decoratively



Nicely framed print.

I would really love to have these sections of fence.  Just don't see these around many places for purchase.


across the street is this pretty little park area


We sit a spell before heading home





Pleasant sound of water trickling at this fountain




Happy Tuesday

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Early Saturday

Beautiful cooler day.  A look outside and sunny. 


A look out from upstairs and I see new sunflower blooms.  I am hoping to get a shot of the finches who will be flocking to them soon.

a zoom in a little closer



What a beautiful yellow color this one is.



Happy Saturday!






Friday, July 6, 2018

A look around before the rain

Ready to rain and happy to have it.  Now I don't have to water.

Nothing is really pretty except a few vegetables.  The pot with flowers died and the geranium is pretty, little blurry.  It's not real.  No point purchasing anymore.  Can't find them anyway.  This one I move around at different angles in the pot.   I know,  shame on me for putting fake plants in a pot outside.


a short clip outside

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

It's Independence Day!

We celebrated Independence day with a parade.   Had a great time!  Of course we had icees, a must as far as the children are concerned.  Can't take in a parade without one. Miranda treated us to burgers and fresh squeezed lemonade.  Nice to be out even in the heat.
Few shots of the morning.

Front row seats




Basset hound brigade


The band played patriotic songs.  Each branch of the armed services were honored with it's own service song.    For Steve  "The Army Goes Rolling Along"

Adalyn and Genevieve looking from the inside of the Arts and Activities center.  This center was the original Ashland Baptist church.  Interesting history of it is found Here

My little camera hounds.  Check out how Adalyn is holding that knee for her pose.


On our way back to the car after the parade I took a few shots of some the fine homes in Ashland




Most definitely time for a rest after a busy morning. 

I almost forgot and had to come back to add my wreath to this post.
Happy Independence Day!
Pinwheels for my pots