Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Weekend...Wonderful Old Houses and Wind...

Lou and I set up for Colorfest in
Thurmont, Maryland this past weekend.
We waited too long to make reservations
 at the hotel where we usually stay and
ended up having to stay in Waynesboro, PA
which is about a 30 minute ride to Thurmont.
A nice little town with some beautiful old houses.

The weather however wasn't so wonderful.
Rain on Saturday...not a complete wash out
and attendance was certainly down because of it.
But there were many true shoppers
who came prepared with slickers,
boots and umbrellas.

Sunday was clear with lots of blue sky
and sunshine.  But it was windy
that vendor tents were flipping over
or collapsing.  We have our canopies
weighted down but I was really afraid
they might take off like Dorothy's house
in the Wizard of Oz. 

In my brain I keep hearing,

"It really was no miracle. What happened was just this.
The wind began to switch, the house to pitch
and suddenly the hinges started to unhitch.
Just then the Witch - to satisfy an itch went flying
on her broomstick, thumbing for a hitch."

We were lucky.
There were vendors who weren't.
There was constant wind with some crazy gusts.
We had friends with us to grab a tent pole
every time there was a strong wind gust.
One gust actually pulled the canopy top
off on one corner.  In all the years we've
 been setting up our display at outside shows,
we've never had a day like this.
The wind continued all day.
Lou and I are still recuperating.
Thinking I'm too old for this crap.

I did have the pleasure of meeting
a fellow blogger on Sunday.
So excited to have finally meet Marydon.
She is just as dear in person as she is online.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Pumpkin Spice and Traveling Brooms...

Just popping in to say hello ...
Pumpkin Spice creamer gives a bit more
yum to coffee don't you think?.

And some early Halloween fun...
Sisterhood of the Traveling Brooms.
Grab your brooms and fly!

Monday, September 19, 2016


Working on tracing the roots of my family,
I've found it's so important to be thankful
 for those in our in our lives today


The greatest gift our parents
 ever gave us was each other

“Be nice to your siblings,
they’re your best link to your past and the most likely
to stay with you in the future.” – Baz Lurhmann

children of the same parents,
each of whom is perfectly normal
until they get together.” – Sam Levenson

Love you two!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mooning You on this Friday Morning...

          The moon was just beautiful last night...
Sharing some moonlight with you.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Here a Chick... There a Chick

Seems everywhere you look,
chickens are coming home to roost
in the backyards of homes,
not just on the farm.
Folks are enjoying those fresh eggs.

While we can't raise chickens in our yard,
(in Baltimore County one needs
an acre to have chickens)
we can make some Coop Decor.

Below is the first of several new
chicken signs.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Blueberry Pickin'

Blueberry Pickin' with 
the grandlittles on Thursday morning.

We went to Weber's Peachberry Farm
just up the road from home.

We picked lots of berries and were having
a wonderful time until our
Darlin'D started to scream.
He had been standing on an ant hill
and was covered with  ants.
Stripped him down to shake the ants
out of his clothes and
then quickly headed home.
He had some bites and we put
bite and sting spray on those
and he's fine.
But I doubt he will want
to pick blackberries when those
are ripe.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lilies and Coffee

We're having some rain today. 
If it clears a bit this afternoon
I'm hoping to get these lilies planted. 
My daughter separated these in her garden
and I got the extras. 
Now just need to find the right spot
and dig the hole.
When I receive plants from other
gardeners and plant them
in my garden, I feel
like I'm creating memories.

What is your favorite coffee? 
I try different kinds
but always seem to come back to
Dunkin' Donuts Coffee.