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Sunday, October 25, 2015

through the window

Looking out

through the screened window,  it is sunny, bright and leaves are putting on a show

Inside I am sick , hoarse, and feeling like crap.
Adalyn had the croup,   Genevieve had tonsilitis and I have a combination of both.
Steve is doing well and I hope he stays that way.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Morning Sun?

Annette took this photo with her cell phone - taken in May 2014
Around 10 or so in the morning
In Hollywood Cemetery

The breeze,  the breath of God,  is still
And the mist upon the hill
Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken
Is a symbol and a token
How it hangs upon the trees
A mystery of mysteries.

last paragraph  of ' Spirits of the dead' Edgar Allan Poe 1827

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

scenic views to Raphine Va.

On our way to Raphine Virginia to see the mill

Caught a glimpse of this wreck on our way to Raphine.    Gave pause and prayer
 sharing with

Our World Tuesday

festival and breakfast

Peterstown West Virginia not but about 15 minutes away from where they live was a harvest festival and so sorry it was so rainy that most packed up and went home.
No parade this day.

all of the merchandise is getting soaked

I do like the shelf and the tart warmers here

sipping hot chocolate
most vendors had free hot chocolate, tea and coffee with little muffins and cookies
very friendly atmosphere in town

Sunday Morning we had breakfast in town and it was home cooking at it's best I say.

very serious looking here. 
grandson seth who will be 15 in December- he was just a little baby yesterday it seems.

this baby is loaded with meat and veggies

back to packing and heading out

Part one

part two

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

West Virginia visit 2

Some more pictures from our visit to my daughters farm.     Have to show some animals living there at the moment.   Her garden did pretty well this year with some HUGE sweet potatoes.

Super sweet too.

Below are just a few more beautiful scenery pictures on the way to her home

followed this river and I should know the name- but I don't

What pretty scenery

church on a hill

one of my favorite shots of a barn not to far from out destination

Annettes barn

this one was rather feisty

feeding time

Below are their Jerusalem donkeys
so sweet and good natured , so named because of the cross on their back. Legend has it that this mark was earned after the first Palm Sunday when christ rode on one into Jerusalem.  The reality of it's origin is that it's a remnant of it's African ancestry.
I was surprised to learn a donkey can easily live thirty years and beyond that for some.

  They love the attention and get plenty of it.

Seth hugging the baby.

yep, the pigs love their mud

click here for  video of the animals

pt one here

Saturday, October 17, 2015

scenic - west virginia trip

Last week end we took a trip to West Virginia to visit my daughter and her family.
The leaves were just beginning to change and it was rainy.   Nice pleasant drive for us both.
Virginia landscape with some changing leaves

Beautiful mountain views from around this area

longdale furnace in alleghany

A community along the Greenbrier river in Greenbrier county and Monroe county (where my daughter lives).
Entrance to the Greenbrier that we will tour next trip.
October 9 and the flowers are gorgeous

The Greenbrier - Since 1778 , Americas resort.
Located just outside the town of White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier West Virginia.
Forbes 4 star and AAA five diamond award winning resort.  Dwight Eisenhower was the last president to stay here out of a total of 26 who also stayed here.
A massive underground bunker that was meant to serve as an emergency shelter for the U.S. congress during the cold war code named "Project Greek Island".

the road out to Annettes home

pretty West Virginia landscape

with plenty of barns and cows along the way

next pictures of some farm animals my daughter has.

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