Friday, February 28, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5/2020 #9

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Sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway

This is Tucker..a sweet pup we met on the Parkway!

Pulling up to Lowe's I noticed this purple-y truck and 2 old guys standing around talking about it...such a guy thing haha...

Cherry blossoms in my neighborhood last spring...I NEED a Cherry Tree!

A fence around a water ride at Busch Gardens Williamsburg last summer...the water rides are my favorite!

Linking up with:
Willy Nilly Friday 5
My Corner of the World
Weekend Reflections
Fences Around the World
The Weekend in Black and White
SkyWatch Friday
Saturday's Critters

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Signs 2 - The Great Valley

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Great Valley Overlook . Blue Ridge Parkway . MP 99.6

As you travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway there are these overlooks every couple of miles or so...the views are always worth pulling over!

The Great Valley

"The Great Valley extends through the Appalachians from New York to Alabama. Here the valley is confined by the Alleghenies on the west and by the Blue Ridge on the east. The great warrior path of the Iroquois and Cherokee was used by the Scotch-Irish and German pioneers from Pennsylvania when they migrated down the valley to settle this area in 1730-50."

HERE'S a neat site I found to get a virtual view!

Linking with Tom's Signs2

Today I am thankful for more and more spring like days! We've been enjoying warm weather and everyday I notice more and more things blooming! The forsythia and daffodils are in bloom and I even saw some Cherry blossoms today! We dip back into winter for the next couple of days but that's ok...spring is right around the corner!

Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday's Treasures - Blue Ridge Parkway Trails

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Sunday was such a pretty day so we loaded Ozzy in the car and took him for a trail walk. This one isn't too far up the Parkway from us...I think it's Black Horse Trail but I'm not sure...we've walked this one a few times. Pretty views!

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

Friday, February 21, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5/2020 #8

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Things we saw Sunday at Day Creek (Blue Ridge)
Ozzy loves spending time here...we keep him on a leash but he had visits from 3 unleashed dogs...he enjoyed them was called "Fat Mary" haha...

This is a popular place for horseback riding...

And bike riding...there are miles of trails...

The water is so peaceful...

I think this was an old farm at one time...there are several little broken down pens and old fencing...

Linking with:
Willy Nilly Friday 5
My Corner of the World
Saturday's Critters
Weekend Reflections
Fences Around the World
The Weekend in Black and White
SkyWatch Friday

Have a great weekend 🙂

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Signs 2 - American Red Cross

American Red Cross Donor Center . 352 Church Ave SW . Roanoke . 24012

I think this is a sign everyone recognizes... linking with Tom's Signs 2

Today I am thankful to be back among the living! I picked up whatever was going around and just felt awful! I woke up this morning feeling so much better! Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday
Have a great day! Wash those hands and stay healthy!
P.S. We might be getting a little snow later today! Not much...a possible inch but considering we haven't really had any I'll take it!

Monday, February 17, 2020


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Day Creek . Blue Ridge . Botetourt County

Sunday was too nice to spend indoors so Nick and I took Ozzy over to Day Creek...a short drive from our house where Ozzy gets some hiking time in and Nick enjoys sitting by the creek. There were lots of people out on horses and bikes!
Warmer temps today and tomorrow too!

Linking with Mersad's Through My Lens

Friday, February 14, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5/2020 #7

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Mountain Pass Road . Troutville

One of my favorite views along Mountain come around a bend in the road and this opens up...there's a house that sits over to the right and on a little hill that gets to enjoy this view!
Linking with SkyWatch Friday

Along the Blue Ridge Turnpike . Fincastle

Linking with The Weekend in Black and White and Fences Around The World

One day during the spring I noticed the Red Buds reflecting on my husband's truck and thought it was pretty!

Linking with Weekend Reflections

Remember last week when I showed you Chinook's brother? Well here they both are!

Linking with Saturday's Critters

On the 2nd of this month we celebrated a very special birthday! Braden and Dalton turned 18! Here they are with Bekka (Braden's girlfriend)

Dalton and his girlfriend Kate

Christian was able to stop by on his lunch break..
I made him some lunch...did I tell you we work together at Lowe's? I love that!

I introduced you to Braden and Dalton when my blog was new back in can see that post HERE

Where has the time gone??

Linking with Willy Nilly Friday 5 and My Corner of the World

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Signs 2 - Stop The Violence

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Lord Botetourt High School

FCCLA is a great organization in schools...Ashlyn has been part of it since middle school...she still is as an alumni and attends the yearly meeting in Virginia Beach...I've blogged about FCCLA a few times HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

For more on FCCLA visit their website HERE

Linking up with Tom's Signs 2

Today I'm thankful for family movie night! Nick rented Ford vs Ferrari and we watched that last night...although the boys didn't show up till halfway through it was nice spending some time together...also it was a great movie!

Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

1905 Farmhouse 2

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4890 Mountain Pass Rd . Troutville . Botetourt County

Linking with Wordless Wednesday

Posted in 2017 HERE

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday's Treasures - Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project

Over the summer we attended a Salem Red Sox game (our minor league team) happened to be military night (my husband is a former Marine) and I saw this van in the parking lot for the Wounded Warrior Project which is a great charity that we have given to. To learn more Click Here
Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Monday, February 10, 2020

Monday Murals - Busch Gardens

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Busch Gardens . Williamsburg

This is one of my favorite theme parks, after Disneyland! Having grown up and living most of my life near Disneyland needless to say we spent a lot of time there from school field trips to family and friends living on the East Coast I will admit that we haven't done the Disney World thing...Disney from my youth is my favorite Disney...Disney now is so over the top commercialized...ahhh but I'm supposed to be talking about Busch Gardens, sorry! Yes, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is probably my favorite theme park now...decorated in a European theme with cute little landscaped villages and super fun rides!

Bonus pic:

Recognize these 2?!

Linking with Monday Murals and Mersad's Through My Lens

Check out Busch Gardens HERE

Happy Monday!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5/2020 #6

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Downtown Roanoke

This was yesterday afternoon as Braden and I were headed to the hospital to see his girlfriend...she just had surgery on Wednesday and is doing well...cute couple they make with Braden having just had his knee surgery and now Bekka healing from her surgery!
Linking with Weekend Reflections


A beautiful sunrise we had at the beginning of the week...these pictures really belong side by side as that's the view from my back deck... linking with SkyWatch Friday

Lake Forest . Troutville

This little pond isn't too far from belongs to the Lake Forest Subdivision...Dalton likes to fish here sometimes... yesterday I pulled over to see if it had flooded yet but it was still early in the day...was a little higher than normal...wonder what it is like today though...while looking I noticed something else...
Linking with The Weekend in Black and White

...a little library and it was FULL!

Lowe's . Bonsack

While at Lowe's this week (I work there part time... I'm also still working part time at the high school but this is my last semester as the boys will be graduating!!) a regular came in with his beautiful Great Dane, Chinook... Chinook gets lots of attention when they come in but he also always has his 2 Boxers wait out in his and my friend went out to pet them! I see these guys everywhere actually and take their picture when I do! Linking with Eileen's Saturday's Critters

Also linking with Tom's Willy Nilly Friday 5 and My Corner of the World

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Signs 2 - LOVEwork

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Norfolk Ave & Market St . Roanoke

Found this info at

Today I am thankful for finishing up a busy week! Had a jam packed schedule and am now on the slow down! Yay!

It has been a rainy night and we are under flood watches through tomorrow...we are expecting 5+ inches of rain...may need to build an arc!

Linking up with Tom's Signs 2 and Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday's Treasures - Landmark Art

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Pedestrian Bridge . Roanoke

Found this colorful artwork hanging inside the pedestrian Bridge downtown. I just love consists of several Roanoke you recognize any? I've blogged about most of these over the years!
Click on the links I've added so you can see!
St Andrews Roman Catholic Church

Dr Pepper Sign

Texas Tavern

Mill Mountain Star

Wells Fargo Building

H&C Coffee Sign

Taubman Art Museum

All the train tracks represent Roanoke's rich rail history...I couldn't find out anything about this piece other than it appears to be from the Burton Center For Arts and Technology

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Saturday, February 1, 2020

CDP February Theme Day - Streetscape

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Along 460 . Bonsack

My goodness it has been a minute since I've done a City Daily Photo Theme Day!
This is a stretch of road I travel quite a bit...I love how the sunshine brightens little slices of the mountains this time of year!

To see more streetscapes from all over the world visit City Daily Photo