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Friday, January 24, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5 - Everyone Loves A Cow

1)
Mountain Pass Road . Blue Ridge
Linking with Saturday's Critters

2)
Blue Ridge
On Thursday morning we had an incredible sunrise! I was making breakfast and my kitchen turned a bright pink so I ran out on the deck with my phone and snapped a pic!
Linking with SkyWatch Friday

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The other night I was putting some towels away in the bathroom and noticed the lights reflecting on the door and thought it was pretty! Linking with Weekend Reflections

4)
Old SW Roanoke has a lot of beautiful old houses...many have been converted into apartments or businesses. Linking with The Weekend in Black and White

5)
Halfsies? On Thursday Braden had physical therapy so I was reading a Good Housekeeping mag while I waited and came across this...painting things half and half...the chair is ok but really, paint half a picture? Is it just me or does that look ridiculous? I had to double take because I didn't think the project was finished...took me a few minutes to realize it was haha...

Anyways that's my wrap up for the week! Have a great weekend...it's a rainy one here!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Signs 2 - House For Sale


624 Valley Rd . Troutville

I love this house! I drive by it every morning on my way to school. I noticed it listed for sale a while back and was surprised "who would leave this house?"...we aren't in the market so someone else can have this pretty old house...I have to say though that I just looked at all the pictures they have online of it, which you can see HERE and I have to tell you I'm a little disappointed on the inside. They did a ton of work on it in 2018 and from the looks of the pictures you can't even tell it's an old house on the inside..they took away all that old house charm and old house character and now it looks like every flip house you see on HGTV....it is beautiful inside but I feel like they took this home's personality away 🙁 In case you couldn't tell I'm a huge fan of old houses...the older the better to me!
Linking with Tom's Signs 2

Today I am thankful for the day staying just a little bit longer! It was after 5 and still sunny out...I know we have a ways to go before spring but I'll take every little sign I can find!
Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Stratford Place


Mountain Pass Road . Blue Ridge

This isn't too far from my house and as I drive by I am confused by this subdivision Stratford Place. Unlike other subdivisions where you know you are entering and leaving, this one has a sign that just pops up along the road with a scattering of houses that might be in the subdivision or might not haha


"To become richer, earn more. To appear richer, move into a poorer neighborhood."

Mokokoma Mokhonoana



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday's Treasures - Claytor Memorial Clinic


413 Old Gainsboro Road NW . Roanoke

Built in art deco style in 1947 by Dr. John B. Claytor, one of Roanoke's most prominent African American Dr.'s.

I found a few interesting articles regarding this family and segregation back then and also historic preservation:
Why Care About Historic Preservation
A Century of Medical Services in the Roanoke Valley ,
Dr. Walter Claytor A Man With A Giving Heart , and
Looking Back At Key Black Leaders Who Helped Shape Roanoke

I know that's a lot of reading but I found it all interesting plus a reminder for me to go see more of the Gainsboro area.

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday






Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday Murals - Dorothy Gillespie


The Old Grand Piano Building . 2nd and Church . Roanoke

I read somewhere that this was the first mural in Roanoke and installed in the 70's by Roanoke native Dorothy Gillespie. I also read that the owner of the building is thinking of removing the mural...boo!

I found a recent article about Dorothy and there is an old Roanoke Times story featuring her and also an old picture of the mural...it was much brighter then of course! You can read that article Right Here

Linking with Monday Murals



Friday, January 17, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5 - Roanoke Sites and an Update

1)
St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church
631 North Jefferson St . Roanoke

I'm super confused right now because I could have sworn I've blogged about this church before but I can't find it....hmmm

Anyway...isn't this a gorgeous old church? It's my favorite! It was built 1900-1902

2)
Porches in Old South West

3)
I like the blue color of that house peeking behind the pretty, orange tree!
Near Franklin in Old South West

4)
This is Nelson... isn't he adorable? During the summer he needed to be fostered...he had heartworms and the rescue center needed to find him a foster parent to take care of him during his treatment... Ashlyn applied and she was able to foster Nelson! He's all healthy now and a couple of months ago she adopted him! He loves his new home and family...you might remember she also has another dog named Riley...Riley and Nelson are so happy to have each other!

5)
This is what Braden's knee looked like Monday at his Drs appt...just 3 days after surgery...the orange-y color is just from whatever they had put on his leg before surgery and the purple is from the marker they used...the Dr even signed his work "CJ" ha...like an artist...which he kind of is!

I'm linking up with Tom's Willy Nilly Friday 5 and SkyWatch Friday

Have a great weekend!




Thursday, January 16, 2020

Consolidated Pipe & Supply


4830 Lee Hwy N . Troutville . Botetourt County

I think this is a pretty new location because I've never noticed it before...as I was driving by I noticed the uniqueness of the sign and stopped to snap a pic for Tom's Signs 2
It was such a bright afternoon that I couldn't avoid that glare!

Today I am thankful that Braden is healing well! He had his first post op Drs appointment on Monday and they gave him some small exercises to start...he also started back to school on Wednesday, only going half days for the rest of the week...on Friday he starts physical therapy! He's chugging right along!

Linking with Michelle'sThankful Thursday