Friday, October 9, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 56

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This week's Willy Nilly I'm going to show you some recent sights around town:
Is this really how you want people to know you? (hoe?)

Always a good thing to know.

She must drink a lot of coke!

I hug mine every day :)

I like spaghetti!

PS: On a sidenote, a couple of people commented about the town of Troutville yesterday and yes, I've always thought it was a strange sounding town so I had to find out why, why is it called Troutville? Well, way back when, there were 3 houses, occupied by 3 brothers with the last name of Trout. So they decided to call the area Troutsville....later, the "s" was dropped and the name changed to there you have it! ;)

Well folks, that's it for me this week! Now it's your turn, post 5 randoms, link back here and visit others! Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Signs, Signs & A Good Fence - All In Troutville

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Lee Hwy . Troutville

Coaling Road . Troutville

Mountain Pass Road . Troutville

Linking with Signs, Signs & Good Fences

Happy Friday Eve! ;)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Celebrating A Sense Of Wonder

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"No Worries About The Rain, We're Already Wet" created by Doug Alvord
Located in the Rachel Carson Sculpture/Wildlife Garden . Raleigh

That was all I could find out about this piece when I Googled it. Is Google becoming insignificant? I Googled and Googled for info on this and the whole first page of searches were directed to Pinterest. Now I do love me some Pinterest but don't really use it for facts know what I mean?!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 55

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William Byrd High School Football Field . Vinton

Yesterday the boys had a football game here. I know as a Botetourt County football mom I shouldn't be promoting another school but I did like their sign "Welcome to the dog pound" and we won so it's all good ;)

Now it's time for some Willy Nilly randomness:

Since I have dogs on the mind I thought I'd post 5 dog videos:

1) This reminds me that Ozzy needs a bath!

2) Guilty dogs are always so funny!

3) Some of these were dumb but some were hilarious!

4) These dogs are well trained!

5) Oh NO!!

Your turn! List 5 randoms, whatever you want, and no, they don't have to be about dogs! (but I love dogs!) Link back to me and visit other Willy Nilly-ers! It's that easy! And have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Theme Day - Shelter

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Daleville Kroger

Theme Day is here once more and the topic is Shelter. Crazy that it is already October isn't it? This photo is from back in August and I met this nice man seeking shelter from the hot sun. Tomorrow we're going to need more than this tree for shelter as Hurricane Joaquin will be bringing heavy rains and wind to our area over the weekend, on top of the week of rain we've already had. It's pretty soggy out already, I don't think we can take anymore rain!

For more "Shelter" pics, visit City Daily Photo

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hollins University - Charles L. Cocke Memorial Building

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Hollins University . 7916 Williamson Road . Roanoke

"The Charles L. Cocke Memorial Building, also known as the Administration Building, was built in 1908 as the Charles L. Cocke Memorial Library. Shortly after the death of President Cocke in 1901, students, faculty, alumnae, and friends established a building fund to construct a library in memory of Hollins' founder. At nineteen years of age, Charles Lewis Cocke stated his desire to devote his life to the higher education of women in the South, a goal that he fervently pursued at Hollins for fifty-five years. The library was completed in 1908, and Charles L. Cocke's daughter and succeeding president, Matty L. Cocke, participated in the groundbreaking ceremony. It was a fitting memorial to one dedicated to the education of women and described by an alumna as "a man of books and thoughts." Charles L. Cocke exhorted his students to continue their studies after Hollins, "Read and study, young ladies, not the light literature of the day, but books that are books--books of thought, books of breadth and depth and grasp of meaning, that your powers may be still further disciplined, that your fund of knowledge may be enlarged, and your mental vision expanded." (Excerpted from Mary Williamson, "A Library Memorial to Charles L. Cocke" Spinster [1908])" Taken from HERE

Now let's step back in time....