Friday, July 31, 2020

Yard Sales

Around here, yard sales are HUGE! Usually on a Thursday or Friday evening, we will see people putting their wares outside on tables, getting ready. Then, very early in the morning, loads of people begin driving through the neighborhoods looking to shop. On some streets, you can't even find a place to park. By noon most are over.


 Many signs will be on corners to advertise.  I especially liked this sign in our neighborhood.





Thursday, July 30, 2020

Light Art

All of these pictures are mistakes I made while snapping. But the mistakes turned into a kind of beauty! This one looks like fiber optic cables to me, bundles of wires.


A stoplight on a rainy night.

I don't remember what this was.

A failed attempt at a Christmas tree. But I like it better than it would have looked if It had turned out well.

The number 99



Fancy writing, don't you think?

Car lights at night

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. 
 ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Hill Tonight

Looking out the kitchen window, the sky looked pretty.so I put the dinner water on the stove to boil, and we drove up to the hill. Dark clouds combined with yellows and pinks were fading fast.






On the way home, I caught sight of the moon high up in the sky.

We often praise the evening clouds,
And tints so gay and bold,
But seldom think upon our God,
Who tinged these clouds with gold.

~Walter Scott


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Just Grand

I miss our grandchildren. Right now, all we get is the occasional wave at the door or in the yard. But it is for all of our own good, and our good health. This was snapped a few years ago by our daughter-in-law.

This is from last week.

And these are from oh so long ago.



Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.
 ~Marcy DeMaree

Monday, July 27, 2020

The Stargazer

Along with the Tiger Lilies, the Stargazers are also blooming now. I always like seeing the first ones of the season.






·        The Stargazer was first developed in 1978.

·        Ancient Greeks believed white lilies grew from the milk of Hera,  the queen of Greek deities.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sunday Sunset






Softly drops the crimson sun:
Softly down from overhead,
Drop the bell-notes, one by one,
Melting in the melting red....

~Susan Coolidge, "Angelus"

Friday, July 24, 2020

Sharp!

I like taking pictures of Thistles. They have a certain kind of beauty to me, almost primitive. So here are some from this month. Watch out, the thorns are long are SHARP!



Teasels are very prickly too. Though their thorns are not  as huge, it would still be painful to walk through a patch.. These are going to seed.






Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Cars

We happened to pass a small car show, so we stopped in. We did not mingle with the people, just drove around and took pictures through the window. this car had lights that were changing colors! See the purple, then blue?


This old car has the windshield wiper hooked on from the top. That's the way they used to be. and there was a crank inside to swipe them manually!

This one has big holes in the visor. Wonder if that is just for decoration...

The next two are just cute!


Pretty in pink.


“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio.  If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot.”
 ~Larry Lujack



Afton Mountain Rockslide

 We live in the Shenandoah Valley, at the foot of  Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. So we are down in a valley. To get to the neare...