Sunday, July 28, 2013

week end flowers

The colors of the butterfly match the zinnia's color.

I can always count on these for color in the summer

I found little tiny grasshoppers eating the leaves and plants this year.

I am sharing with Tina's Pic story weekend flowers and Todays Flowers

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Emmanual Episcopal Church for Inspired Sunday

Located at old Port Conway in Virginia. Built in 1859  north of the Rappahannock river on U.S. 301.
Along with the historic graveyard,  it's located in front of Belle Grove.
Our forth president of the United States, James Madison was born at Belle Grove in 1751, his mothers family farm.

Is still in use and I believe it has two services a month.     This one and two other churches form the Hanover - Brunswick Parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Va.
I am sharing with Inspired Sunday

Random five

Random five

1.   I love watching re runs of Alf and have been all week


2.  I finally got the energy to get out the weeds from boxwood near the front door,  when a cloud hung over and I could tolerate being outside, been so humid lately  and just plain hot.

3.  Gathered up my driftwood to make a wreath,  hope I can finish it soon so I can post a picture of it.

4. I realized this week my grand daughter loves to draw - ON FURNITURE

5. I am back at some of my crafts after  having lost interest for a while. 
sharing with Rural Journals Random Five Friday


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Barn from boat to Tangier Island

A few years back a visit to Tangier Island took us past this old barn , I took the picture from the boat on the way to island. 
Reedville Va. is where we caught the boat.

old ruins next to it, not sure what it was

I am sharing with Barn Charm

about town

Sunday was a lazy day, stormy looking skies.   Some pictures I took on run to the store.
Nice Mural about our town
art gallery next to mural
Metal sculptures

 A field of sunflowers not far from where I live
Never seen so many -  a happy sight
Lush green fields,  hope it stays this way for a long time
heading home in my neighborhood,  this end is planted with corn
I took this two days ago, it has grown taller it seems since then.
A volunteer that just sprouted.
 all of my flowers like these are growing well along with the zinnias
the petunias and other plants just did not grow well this year. 
The lone hibiscus flower that bloomed
 I am sharing with Dwellings - Amaze Me Monday

Sunday, July 21, 2013

water Fowl

Solomon's Island in Maryland - Critters taking a rest at sunset

Last year at Colonial Beach Va.  a family of ducks heading to the shore  -   Love the little one who decides he wants the water.
I am sharing with Camera Critters

Saturday, July 20, 2013

St. Peters - Solomons Md.

St. Peters Chapel - a carpenter and gothic style built in 1889

A steep roof and Lancet windows
Board and Batten siding which is typical of the Carpenter Gothic style.

Joined with Middleham chapel in 1900 to form Middleham and St. Peters Episcopal Parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Md.
The Chapel is still in use today.
Calvert County ,  Solomon's Maryland
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013


taken a while back at Ginter Gardens
Reminds me of a kittens face and whiskers.

I am sharing with rurality blog hop

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Inspired Sunday's - Bowling Green Church

Bowling Green Baptist Church in the town of Bowling Green is located in Caroline County Va..
Fort  A.P. Hill   is very near here.
A pretty area with some  historical  homes lining the streets.
I have to say  "they just don't make them like they used too".


A pretty roof with gorgeous stained glass arched windows
Very fine bell tower

A little closer look at the glass and the cross in the center

I am sharing with Inspired Sunday