I just went to the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) in Asheville, North Carolina and the sign that is out there as your entering the fair grounds always makes me laugh….instead of saying ”Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair” it says: I guess it will stop people asking to see tractors instead of little lambs and yarn.
The perfect way to enjoy a fall weekend – apple picking! Here we are at Sky Top Orchards in Flat Rock, North Carolina with Terri, Larry and Michael Marie (and baby). We enjoyed fresh pumpkin and apple cider donuts after all our hard work.
We just returned from our Arizona Adventure, visiting with our friends John and Terry. We had a great time with them….from hiking in the Grand Canyon, Bisbee, riding Route 66, to Sedona and onto the OK Corral in Tombstone. What incredible sunrises, sunsets and breathtaking landscapes and lots of laughter.
We recently visited two historic man-caves, “Hildene”, the Lincoln Family home and hang-out for their son, Robert Todd Lincoln. There he enjoyed gentleman farming, gardening, added bonus: his wife even had chickens. Note the photo of the metal box she used to ship 3 dozen eggs through the mail. The other historic man-cave is Norman [...]
Just returned from a relaxing trip visiting with our California friends Tom and Angela – from San Fran, to the wine country, Big Sur and back.
I spotted this beautiful field of yellow flowers while driving near the border of Georgia and Tennessee. When I got out to take photos I noticed there was a sign saying it was “Canola Seed”. Very interesting indeed. Canola was developed through conventional plant breeding from rapeseed, an oilseed plant already used in ancient civilization [...]
The annual hike on New Year’s Day in the Smoky Mountains, a great way to start the year off right! First heart rock of 2012 also found.
When driving you get used to seeing hand written signs tacked to telephone poles or trees…you know Yard Sale, Lost Dog, Free Kittens……… Well here’s a new one I had not seen before: Hummm? Selling men? I already had one to feed and care for but I decided to drive and find the sale anyway. [...]
Visiting Vermont in the summer was fun – and slightly chilly in the evenings – what a nice change! We stayed at the cozy Canterbury Inn in Woodstock (www.thecanterburyhouse.com) with our innkeeper friends Bob & Sue. She makes the best breakfasts ever…even had the chicken alarm clock in our room! Enjoyed the Wine & Cheese Festival [...]
At least once a week there is a road block around here. This is one took place this afternoon. It always happens on the same curve in the road into town….. a cow “escapes” from a pasture to check out the grass on the other side. I have learned from past experience not to get out of [...]
One of the colorful springtime events around East Tennessee is our Dogwood Festival…featuring the spectacular blooming dogwood trees in a variety of different colors from creamy white to all shades of pink. There are dogwood trails all around each town you can take by hiking, biking or driving to view these grand trees and celebrate [...]
We just got back from a quick trip to Miami for a friends wedding. Here are a few snaps.
We were able to see the start of the wonderful fall season in Vermont. I could not post on the Blog while there, no service where we stay. Here are a few photos of the zillions I took. Since we are always there in the fall, I shot the majority of them this time in black and [...]
At the break of dawn two car loads of Maryville Ravelers headed to Atlanta for the Stitches South event….had a great time shopping and seeing friends from Atlanta….we returned with boatloads of yarn, patterns and ideas for new projects.
Garden gazebo at the La Playa Hotel in Carmel – where we were married 21 years ago!