Followers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Black & White Wednesday

click on photo to enlarge

Boone's Mill . Franklin County

Saw this little couple at the Apple Festival over the weekend. They looked like they were enjoying themselves while snacking on a slice of watermelon and people watching :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Yard Sale

click on photo to enlarge

Boone's Mill . Franklin County

Do you say "yard sale" or "yard sell" or something other? I say "yard sale" but hear a lot of people around here say "yard sell"...I don't know if it has something to do with the accent because I also heard it like that in Georgia...maybe I've been saying it wrong all along haha

“Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's gold.”
― Bruce Littlefield, Garage Sale America

Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures


Monday, September 18, 2017

The Love Bug

click on photo to enlarge

Boone's Mill . Franklin County

On Saturday we went to the Boone's Mill Apple Festival ...maybe I am missing something because I didn't see any apples but I did see Herbie and that's kind of better right?!

I found this groovy old Love Bug trailer from 1969!

Isn't this clip so wholesome?!

I remember seeing this film as a kid and then the remake with my kids! I should see if I can find the original online to watch with the kids...I doubt they would appreciate it though...

Linking up with Mersad's Through My Lens

Friday, September 15, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 143

click on photos to enlarge
1)
Last night JV took on Rockbridge at home and won 44-8...

2)
#10 isn't my child but look at him fly! He was trying to catch a pass but sadly missed it...A for effort though!

3)
Dalton running the ball...

4)
That kid grabbed on to Braden's jersey then his ankle...Braden tried to break free and drug him a little ways but finally went down...

5)
Braden 3, Dalton 21

Well friends, that's my 5 this week...all football of course because that is consuming my life...in fact, I have to go get ready to get the boys to school early today for their team breakfast...I'll catch up with you later! Have a great day and weekend!




Thursday, September 14, 2017

Shady

click on photo to enlarge

Day Creek . Blue Ridge
“My path gets more beautiful when you walk it with me.”
― Toni Sorenson

Today I am thankful for Anniversaries! It's our Wedding Anniversary! We have been married for 32 years, wow! Getting married at 19 hasn't always been easy but we've beaten the odds...lots of people said it wouldn't last yet here we are! I am thankful that I have given my kids a 2 parent house to grow up in...I see so many teenagers on social media posting about how lucky you are if you have parents still married to each other...I'm glad that that is something my kids can take for granted! We'll be celebrating at the football field watching the boys play...can't think of anything better! Here's to many more Anniversaries! Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Black & White Wednesday

click on photo to enlarge

Day Creek . Blue Ridge

This little cemetery is right along the road to Day Creek. Haven't found any info on it.

“The world slides, the world goes, and death makes equal the rich and the poor”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Majestic

click on photo to enlarge

Social Security Office . 612 South Jefferson Street . Roanoke

Overview
Watching over the main entrance to the Social Security Administration Building in Roanoke, Virginia, is this bronze eagle titled "Majestic". Few animals hold as much symbolism or generate the excitement and emotion as the American Bald Eagle. Strength, courage, honor, majesty, and freedom are all characteristics that are represented in this magnificent sculpture.
Goals
Creating a sculpture symbolic of courage and strength was important as the piece was designed for the entrance of the newly constructed Social Security Administration Building in Roanoke, Virgina. Different colored patinas were applied to add depth and help the eagle come to life.
Process
Every detail in "Majestic" was hand sculpted in clay, from the feathers to the rock formation on which the bird rests. The clay sculpture was then taken to a mold maker using a 2,000 year old lost wax process and then cast in bronze at a foundry, where the final patina color is also applied....copied from HERE

Just happened to be walking by one day and noticed this sculpture...now that I know all about it I'm going to have to go get a closer peep! For more on the artist you can visit his website HERE and I'm linking this up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures