Friday, March 16, 2007

Photo Friday ~ Heat

We use a woodstove to heat our house. Back in the middle of February, I decided to take a couple of pics of the fire itself. Hummmmmmmm.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Gypsy Hill Park

Gypsy Hill Park Originally uploaded by childofGOD.
Cool huh?


Lissa made my new header. Don't 'cha just love it?

You never know what you'll see around here. This is an old prop airplane engine!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


How does this picture make you feel? It makes me feel . What do you think of my new header??? I love it! Last Saturday, I went to visit one of the Photo Hunters. It was Lissa and she had an offer to design your blog header. I responded and you can see the end result. I'm just crazy about it and think she did a wonderful job.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt ~Architecture

This week's theme is Architecture. Since I have quite a few pictures of buildings, I decided to share these two. The first one is a very old house. You can see how the outside wall has warped. This second photo is of our local palace~Swannonoa. Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912. Dooley, who owned the Maymont estate in Richmond, built this 52-room marble palace as a token of love for his wife, Sally May. More than 300 artisans were hired to create the palace as a replica of the Villa de Medici in Rome. They used the highest quality materials available. Visitors today can still see the depth of James and Sally May's relationship is places like the 4,000 piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley. The name Swannanoa comes from Mrs. Dooley's fondness for swans, which she liked because they choose their mates for a lifetime. Although it mentions visitors, it does not appear in any conditions to have visitors~too much chance for lawsuit from personal injury. Although I don't know which building is older, they both are in somewhat disarray. Sorry the picture doesn't capture the entire structure but there were too many trees in the front yard to get any kind of view from a distance.

Photo Friday ~ Addiction

The theme is addition. I don't think I have an addition to anything like food or collectibles or drugs~however, I'm addicted to our granddaughter!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt ~Salty

When I saw that the theme was salty this week, I immediately thought of the ocean. However, I don't have any current pictures of the ocean and it's four hours away. Yesterday, on the way to the grocery store, I told Hubby my predicament and he suggested I take a picture of the Planters Nuts section. Viola!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, February 16, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt ~ Antique

Really thought about using a photo of myself, but that would be boring. Instead I'm sharing pics of other antiques I caught sight of in my travels. No, I don't mean my neighbors either! ***If you're name appears in Mr. Linky and you haven't been here, it's his fault.***
My mood is:

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wordless Wednesday ~ BRRRRRRR

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY If you want to see my card...go here.
Oh, baby, it's outside!!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Valley Sunrise

While out early one morning, this is the sky I saw. Yes, I was driving...very slowly!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ Red

OK, I goofed...just enjoy my red shots!
This weeks theme is RED. If you read my other blog, you know that RED is my favorite color! And it just so happens that I have several RED pictures to share. In fact I couldn't decide which one is my favorite. I was even going to share one of Grammy's Girl in a red sweater, but decided not to. Have fun today!

I'm feeling:

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ Silver

OK, I may be stretching it a bit, but the roof on this barn appears silver in color.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Photo Hunt ~ Memory

This is the home I grew up in which is why I chose it for today's theme. My parents built this home for $25,000 way before I was born. When we lived there, a picket fence graced the front yard (at the top of the little hill near the front door) and the room on the right was a garage. I remember my dad refurbishing a "Woody" in that garage. Within the last 2 or 3 years I was able to go back into the house since it was for sale. As with most things from our youth, it seemed so much smaller. Sometimes I wish we could have bought it but I think that's because of my fond memories.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007