Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Cheers

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather
and a little music played out of doors
by somebody I do not know.”

― John Keats
“Either give me more wine or leave me alone.”

― Rumi

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Cheers

“Beer is made by men, wine by God.”

― Martin Luther

“What wine goes with Captain Crunch?”

― George Carlin

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I caught a glimpse of a beautiful sunset yesterday. 
It made me happy:)

The days are getting noticeably shorter.
That makes me sad:(

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ode to NNG

Saturday evening I attended a fundraiser for a local hunt club. 
Seafood, music, and good friends. 
What a great night!

Noe Noe Girl hung out with me while she ate crabs.

Then, she and another friend got into a heavy conversation
about whether the singer was cuter than the drummer. 
Or something like that.

Then, the GANGSTAS showed up!! 
It was all downhill from there;)

Sunday was a rainy, lazy day.  The only productive thing I did was cook. 
And that was only because I wanted something good to eat!

How was your weekend??

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Cheers

“I love everything that is old;
old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”

― Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield

“There are days when solitude is a heady wine
that intoxicates you with freedom,
others when it is a bitter tonic,
and still others when it is a poison that makes you
beat your head against the wall.”

― Colette, Oeuvres compl├Ętes en seize volumes

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Welcome To Oz!

I was playing around with the new camera recently, and I found myself in Oz.
Who knew it was right across the street in beautiful, bustling downtown Clancie?

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Pond

This beautiful pond is tucked away in a remote area near the Court House in King & Queen County. 
It's the perfect place to spend a cloudy, carefree Saturday afternoon. 
Fishing, listening to music, whatever your pleasure!

Can you see the dam in the background of the photo below? 
It's not unusual for a deer or a turkey to make an appearance there. 
Ducks in pairs and pesky beavers have also been spotted on occasion!

When Hurricane Irene blew through the area last fall, the water on the pond was angry and fierce. 
Most days, however, it's calm and inviting.

Where do you go to relax?

Monday, August 13, 2012


In my last post I introduced you to Little Man, who is one of the two short men who now light up my world.  Today I'd like for you to meet Porkchop.

My little Porkchop is full of wonder and excitement!  He's very coordinated, and will probably play every sport offered in school...although, he may remain partial to the ball and bat:)  He can weave a story like no other, and his eyes twinkle as it unfolds.

These photos were taken at a recent small hometown celebration.  After hours a little time in the bouncy house, he was ready to cool down with some ice cream!

After the parade and the crowning of the Queen, the band began to play.  This little guy couldn't wait to get out there and bust a move!  Unfortunately, the grass wasn't slick enough for him to break dance, but he managed to show the ladies what he could do!!!  I tried to get some photos of him without his knowledge, but that little ham caught me every. single. time.  GAH!  He just wanted to make sure I was getting his best side;)  

As with Little Man, look for more photos of my Porkchop coming soon. 

They always make me smile:)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Little Man

There are two new men in my life who bring me great joy.  Today I'd like to introduce you to Little Man.  He is a snuggler, but he's also full of can see it in his eyes!

Over the weekend, we attended a local event which included a bouncy house, a parade, a band, and a LOT of community pride!  I had THE perfect shot of Little Man lined up...sitting on his Dad's shoulders, old restored building in the background, flag flying high.  Of course, JUST as I snapped the pic, he stuck his finger right up his nose!!  Typical!

He's not fond of having his picture taken, so I was pleased when he posed for this shot.  I only wish you could see his eyelashes...Hollywood couldn't make them any prettier!

He's a sweet little guy, with a BIG personality!  Look for more photos of this one to come:) 

Friday, August 3, 2012


I purchased a camera today. 
I've been camera deprived for two years. 
Consider yourselves warned...