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Friday, January 29, 2016

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 69

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More on snow...don't worry, it's melting so fast so I'll have something new to show soon!

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A snowy sunset

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The Blue Ridge Mountains from my back deck

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The cute little snowman that lives across the street

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Looking down my street...the cleared spot to the left is my driveway...this was Monday

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A short video of Ozzy and the boys having a snowball fight ;)

Well that is my 5 for the week! I hope you will play along! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others!! Have a super weekend!



I'm linking up with Cath's
Cath@Home

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Good Fences - Back To Kincer's

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Webster Road . Blue Ridge . Botetourt County

Remember Kincer's Grocery sign from LAST WEEK? Well Monday I had to run a few errands and I took Webster Road planning to get a picture of the "grocery store" building but there was so much snow on the side of the road and that building sits much closer to the road so hard to get a picture. This little house is somehow associated with the little grocery store...I saw it documented somewhere. I like the little gate in front. Soon I'll get a picture of the actual store...you can kind of see it to the right of the house, like they are connected.

Linking with Tex's Good Fences

P.S. Our snow is melting quickly...warm days but icy cold nights are making everything that melted freeze again. School was back in session on Wednesday but with a 2 hour delay and another 2 hour delay for Thursday. Supposed to be almost 60 on Sunday...now that I've had my snow fix I am ready for spring! Too soon? ;)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Surf's Up....In Roanoke? Wait, what?

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Me: "Dalton, zoom in on that car...make sure you get the surf board on top."
Seen along 221 in Roanoke...Is he lost?...I'm clueless really.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An Old Farm House In The Snow

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Webster Road . Botetourt County

I've shown you this old house back in the fall...you can see that picture HERE

This was taken on Monday...school is out again today. Happy kids! Happy mom!

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

Monday, January 25, 2016

Through My Lens - #JonasBlizzard

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Well the storm came and went. It started snowing before we woke up Friday morning and snowed and snowed till early Saturday. I think we ended up with about 15 inches or so...not nearly as bad as they were predicting...thank goodness we never lost power! These pictures were taken around my backyard on Sunday, which was beautiful and sunny, and warm(ish)!
Peeking down the hill at the man who lives behind us...see him shoveling? You can also spy a little kid out playing...

What's Ozzy looking at?

It's his little friends next door...see them? I think they were tied to the porch so they wouldn't disappear in the snow! (Don't worry, they are indoor dogs, same as Ozzy!)

School was cancelled on Friday of course and they've already cancelled for Monday. Our road looks fine but the county I live in, Botetourt County, is mostly rural so there are a lot of those backroads that take time to get cleared. Bless the snowplow drivers!

Linking with Mersad's Through My Lens


Friday, January 22, 2016

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No 68

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We are awaiting a big snowfall of historic proportions beginning on Friday morning! You couldn't tell from the weather on Thursday though!

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Woke up to this amazing sunrise....

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It was so pretty I had to take another picture...

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Went and did my prerequisite grocery shopping...look at those blue skies...

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And the bright, shiny sun!

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Christian and his buddy comtemplating life...or maybe just talking about girls & sports & food ;)

Now it's your turn...post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Thanks for linking and have a great weekend!!



I'm linking up with Cath's
Cath@Home

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Kincer's Grocery

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Webster Road

"The ca. 1930 Kincer Store in Webster on the former Salem and Lynchburg Turnpike
served the local community as well as employees of Webster Brick Company, now General
Shale Brick. The store is associated with an adjacent dwelling and is also located in front of the
N&W Railway tracks. The store has had several additions and is vacant; after the original owner
passed away, the new owner
was unable to continue its
operation because zoning
does not allow a commercial
operation so close to the
road."
Taken from HERE

Linking with Signs, Signs


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mount Moriah Historic Cemetery

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Yesterday I showed you the church, now let's take a walk down to the cemetery...

Follow along this old trace road. It is believed that this road predates the Civil War.

There were a few of these hand made wooden crosses placed on the graves...

This cemetery was originally a slave burial site. Many of the graves are unmarked now and are only identified by their shallow depressions left in the ground.

Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Monday, January 18, 2016

Through My Lens - Mount Moriah Baptist Church

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Mount Moriah Baptist Church . 3521 East Orange Avenue . Roanoke . 24012

I thought today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, would be a good time to show you this historical little church. Yesterday the boys and I took a short ride to go see it. It was FREEZING cold!

This little church was built in 1908 but was one of the earliest congregations for African Americans with origins as a Sunday School for slaves back in the mid 1800's.


Right Here is quite a bit of interesting info about the church on the National Historic Registration form.

While I was looking around for more info I also sadly found that this sweet little church has been vandalized quite a few times :(

Tomorrow I will show you the cemetery.

Linking with Mersad's Through My Lens

Friday, January 15, 2016

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 67

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Since I just finished watching the World Dog Awards, my 5 will be on Ozzy!

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To read about the amazing dogs on the award show CLICK HERE and while there watch the Doggie Trump Political Ad...so funny!

Well that is my 5 for the week and now it is your turn! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Thanks for playing and have a great weekend!!



Linking up with Cath and her
Cath@Home

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Brink of the James Bistro

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19857 Main Street . Buchanan

This is pretty much right across the street from yesterday's post. Fairly new, we haven't eaten here yet but it has gotten great reviews. Must try! The James River runs behind it.
Visit their Facebook page HERE

Linking with Good Fences & Signs, Signs

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

19834

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19834 Main Street . Buchanan

Well I liked this old building because of the chippy paint and upon investigating I have learned that this was originally the Kemble Building, then in the early 20th century served as the Buchanan Colored Odd Fellows Lodge. Not knowing what an Odd Fellow Lodge was, I found THIS. I think this building has had an interesting life!