Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wild Wonderful West Virginia...

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

The Beauty of
West Virginia... First I'm sorry I haven't written in so long... Between me being sick and my mother being in the hospital things have just been crazy. But we made it through the holiday and everyone did just wonderful...

Thanks to a husband being gone for almost a week... I got a lot done!!!

Why is it we can get so much done when there is no one home to get in the way... Not that he is in the way, but when he isn't here I can clean or run the sweeper and not interrupt the TV show he is watching or a business phone call and I can even eat cereal for dinner if I want and nobody cares!!!

When he left we already knew it was snowing in the mountains. We just had no idea how much.

When he showed up at camp the other guys that had been there for a few days, were surprised he even made it there....

The snow was beautiful, but it is hard to walk that mountain with snow up to your knees. Not to mention how hard it is to drag a deer out of the woods. They only drug 2 out, and looked for another, one of the guys shot but they never found it.

He got there on Saturday and on Monday it rained, sleeted, and finally snowed again... So he was Tired...Wet...and Cold...

Really Cold ! It got down in the low teens that night and stayed there..

He came home with lots of pictures, but not a deer. He just didn't want to drag it out of the woods in all that snow. I can't much blame him. He can get one right here and it is a lot warmer and won't have to drag it far!!!
Just visiting, but not an antler in the bunch...
Now I'm going to show you the Natural Beauty of the West Virginia Mountains...

This Turkey got lucky this Thanksgiving... LOL
Trying to clean the cars to go make a phone call... on a pay phone.. No cell service in these mountains....

Well everyone is home now and we aren't expecting any snow here until Sunday. I'm sure it won't be snow like this but a little will be nice.
Have A Good One...

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I have decided that Kindergarten is not the place for adults...
There are 22 beautiful 5 year old children in the class that I am in...
This is the first time in along time I have been in a Kindergarten Class!
I have found out they LOVE TO SHARE!!!
I have been sick since Sept. and I am sick and tired of being SICK AND TIRED!!!
I missed 2 more days of school this week, with another sinus infection and double ear infections, the Dr. says I'm just on the verge of pneumonia. It was a good thing I got there when I did...

Of course I am on another round of antibiotics the third since Sept 9th. She even gave me a refill on this one.

Since my mom just got out of the hospital with pneumonia, I am staying away from her, but I'm still cooking for them and calling everyday...

I have so much to do in my house, and no energy to do it. The holidays will be here before we know it ! SO I WILL GET BETTER, "COME HELL OR HIGH WATER" (as my father would say- LOL)

"So I will dream of Summer Days and beautiful Flowers"
I hope to post something interesting in a few days. So have a good weekend and I'll see you later!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wordless Wednesday.... KEEGAN


My biggest babies...
Have a Good One...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Catching a few sales....

"How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow."
- Elsie N. Brady, Leaves

What a great time to catch some sales on Garden "STUFF"
Yesterday while I was out shopping I found some great Hummingbird feeders.
On sale of course. I was so excited, I had decided, after seeing some beautiful hummers this summer at a friends, that is what I wanted next summer. There were so many Hummingbirds there, I just couldn't believe it!!! Flying everywhere, they could care less that we were sitting right beside their feeders. Whipping in and out so quickly.
The feeders I found are blown glass globes that glow in the dark. I think they will be beautiful hanging in the flower beds. I just wish I could put them out right now. But as quickly as fall has come, spring will be here before we know it.

Check out this site it shows the nest of the Hummingbird and those tiny babies:

Have a good one,


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Some beautiful Black & Whites

My daughter Colleen took some beautiful pictures she turned into Black & White. I thought I would share a few with you...

Some she took in WV and some she took in Hatteras...

Some cool pictures I think...

Have a Good One,


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Quiet Weekend.... Thank God

It has been a quiet weekend so far...
A day to sleep in a little, got to have a nice breakfast with the hubby.
Than a little greatly needed cleaning. It was a beautiful day outside, but I made myself stay inside and get something done. The outside is put to bed for the winter !! Even the Vegetable garden. Now is the time to get things done inside before all the holidays. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, and we will be decorating for Xmas... I am not ready for that. I didn't even get anything out for Halloween...
That is why I added the Christmas Countdown to the blog....
Maybe now I will be aware of the time we have left til Xmas !!!
This weekend is all about Xmas Open Houses around town. I hope I get out to some of them. It really gets you in the spirit of the holidays!!!

Here is a picture of one of the floral arrangements the WVU students put together for Parents Weekend. All of the arrangements were just beautiful, and so unique!!! I had a wonderful time working at the Greenhouse that weekend...

Have a good one,