Thursday, January 31, 2019

Big Lick General Store

829 Tazewell Ave SE . Roanoke

Did you know that before Roanoke became Roanoke it was called Big Lick? It was named that for the salt marshes. Wildlife like buffalo, elk and deer would gather there and the Indians who hunted them.

Today schools are on a 2 hour delay because of the cold. Starting out here at 11 degrees but warming up this weekend!

Today I am thankful for the sun setting a little later each day reminding us that spring is just around the corner!

Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday
and Signs, signs

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Black & White Wednesday - Shadow Figure

Spec . Botetourt County

What's the temp where you are? It's currently 21 here with a warm high of 29...not bad but the winds are supposed to get crazy later...stay warm!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday's Treasures - Long Blue Car

Lowe's parking lot . Bonsack

For you car people! Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Are you ready for that Polar Vortex? Supposed to get bad here tomorrow 😭

Stay warm!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday 5

A big farm on Humbert Road . Troutville

Welcome to Troutville...You can jump on the Appalachian Trail here.

Lee Hwy . Troutville

A cute little dog I saw at Lowe's the other day. Her name is Miette 😍

Went and saw the Rail Yard Dawgs recently. Was a fun night. Hockey is really exciting!

Linking up with Tom's Willy Nilly Friday 5

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Old Town Paint and Body

Lee Hwy . Troutville

I like their simple homemade sign although I don't think they are in business anymore.

Today I am thankful for my kids... everyday of course but even more so this week after just learning of the passing of a young man from a rival football team...he had a brain aneurysm during weight lifting and passed away. He was only a junior in high school. Just heartbreaking 💔

Linking up with Signs,signs and Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday's Treasures - Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

MLK Jr Memorial Bridge and Statue . Roanoke

The Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge in Downtown Roanoke stands as a 7-foot tall bronze statue that was designed by the husband-and-wife team of Jeffery and Anna Varilla. The bridge, formerly known as the Henry Street Bridge, was renamed and dedicated in honor of Dr. King in 2008. The spot used to serve as a symbol of segregation in the city as it divided Downtown Roanoke from the Gainsboro neighborhood. Now, the bridge and statue feature quotes from Dr. King and it serves as a powerful symbol of the region's rich African American heritage and history. It's also located near the former Hotel Dumas on Henry Street, which was known for being the spot of legendary late-night jam sessions with musical icons like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
Linking with Tom's
Tuesday's Treasures

Thursday, January 10, 2019

GE Closing

SW Roanoke

I took this picture back in December. Notice all the snow still left from our record breaking amount we received a few days earlier?!

A few of these signs were placed around Roanoke and Salem by the Union. You can read about that HERE

Today I am thankful for my own job! I enjoy working at the high school and started there when Ashlyn started 9th grade and saw her and Christian come through and now Braden and Dalton who are already in 11th grade! I work with a great bunch of people and all the kids are fun to be around!

Linking with Signs,signs and Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday Treasures - A Colorful Morning

My back deck . Botetourt County

Yesterday morning as I was getting breakfast ready I noticed a pink glow coming in from my kitchen window...I stepped outside and this is what I saw!

It was a cold day though, all is going to be around 60...20 degrees warmer than yesterday!

Linking with Tom's Tuesday Treasures

Have a great day!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday Murals - Bread of Heaven Church

Bread of Heaven Church . Roanoke

Cute little church isn't it? You don't need a big fancy church to worship!

Happy Monday!

Linking with Monday Murals

Friday, January 4, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday 5

For Christmas Ashlyn gave me a Lens has been fun learning to use it...
Not sure if I'm doing this right...

I've been following the Lens Ball account on Instagram...

It seems easy enough...

But I still have lots to learn...

You should check their Instagram out!

Linking with Tom's Willy Nilly for the first time in quite a while! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Ready to Roll

Spec . Botetourt County

Today I am thankful for routine and new beginnings! Loved our break but ready to hit 2019 running!
Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year's Day Hike

Buchanan . Botetourt County

Yesterday we jumped on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped at this horse trail for a little wasn't as cold as Nick makes it look...we packed up a rotisserie chicken and rolls and had a little picnic after we finished!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Best Photo of 2018

Greenfield...Daleville/ Botetourt County

Hi! It has been quite a while hasn't it? For this month's theme I chose this shadow is one of my favorites! To see more takes on the theme visit City Daily Photo

Happy New Year!