Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Traveling Quilt Thursday

As I left that day to go on our ride, I grabbed the quilt to take along. My first place I decided to display it was in Plymouth, N.C. In my mind I was going to drape it on the railing on the porch of the Light House there.

As I started up the steps, I was greeted by a chain. There was no sign, but I took that to mean I must not go any farther. Not to be outdone, I just draped the quilt over the chain and took this picture.

It would have looked so much better on that porch rail. Oh well, on to the next adventure...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday

The first picture is one I took of the sand dunes along highway 12 on our ride towards Rodanthe last Wednesday. The second picture was taken by Steve Earley of The Virginian Pilot of the same road and posted today. Hurricane Sandy really messed up things, didn't she?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ramdom Thoughts

The leaves are starting to fall.  There was a lot of pine straw in the driveway this morning.  Now it has rained and the wind was blowing about all day.  (Both lightly)  I expect we might have to do some raking soon. 

When they said "Hurricane" I thought of all the mess we had to clean up after "Irene" and hoped that this storm would stay off our coast. I know they are predicting a "big storm" when/if it makes landfall.  I am praying that it stays out to sea.

This has been a good week.  Husband and I took a whole day for ourselves and visited the Outer Banks.  Last year when we went we couldn't get onto Bonner Bridge because of all the damage from Hurricane Irene, so it was good to see all of Hatteras Island this time.  We rode across the little temporary bridge they had put up where the new inlet had been cut by the hurricane.  The new sand that has been pushed up along Pea Island rose higher than our truck.  It almost felt like Hyw. 12 had moved.  This time there were new "Wings" stores and "Kitty Hawk Kites" stores.  We had seen them on the northern parts of the Outer Banks, but on Hatteras it was more natural.  My thoughts were, its getting more like Myrtle Beach.

I know the people out there are watching this storm closely.  I hope it passes them gently and they don't have to start all over again.  Me, I'm waiting for some more sunshine like we had the day I took the above picture.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Photo Hunt - Spooky

Vera's Journey

My neighbor gave me the best book to read.  The name of the book is Vera's Journey.  It is a historical book about this family of Mennonites  who lived in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I really, really, enjoyed it.  My neighbor's brother in law married into Vera's family.  My neighbor has been to Vera's home and knew her well. She lived to be over 100 years old. It is written by Judy Yoder who added lots of historical things that happened during Vera's lifetime.  It reads like a story book and I found it hard to put down, wanting to keep reading until I finished.  In fact, I liked it so good, I'm going to order myself a copy from Amazon. (I borrowed the picture of the cover from Amazon.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Traveling Quilt Thursday

My daughter and her friend traded friendship blocks.  They both made two quilt blocks just alike.  They kept one and sent each other the second one.  My daughter decided to make her quilt blocks into a quilt for me on my birthday. 

Today my husband and I took a ride.  At the last minute, I grabbed the quilt to take along.  So we have posed the quilt along the way.  If I can remember, I will try to post pics of the traveling quilt on Thursday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Brick Kitchen


Today, a land mark in the next county over, suffered fire damage.

 I'm not sure if this home will be repaired, but I hope it will be.  This home was known for its brick kitchen.
As you can see the brick kitchen suffered no damage. I hate to see landmarks damaged!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Whaley Family Reunion

That's me holding the baby.  My mom is seated next to me.  My son is standing behind me.  His daughter is standing behind my mom.  Another 5 generation picture. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Day to Day

This bunch of flowers pops up every fall in my back yard.  I have one that pops up in my front yard.  I didn't plant these. Still I like them.  Not too far from my mother's house, there is a whold row of them against a white fence.  So pretty.

This week was not busy, yet it has seemed like a very long time.  This week I read the book Vera's Journey . It was a long book, but so very interesting.  My neighbor let me read her copy. Some of her family is connected to Vera's family. 

Today we went to the funeral of a friend of my husand.  He will be missed.  He often came by to visit with my husband when he was working in his lawn mower shop.

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Hunk Of Orange

I could see this mushroom on the tree from my kitchen windows.



I decided to go out and get a close up.
For some reason mushrooms interest me.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012