Monday, August 31, 2020

Full Corn Moon

As you can see, this moon is not quite full. The full moon has not happened yet, it will be another day or so. But it is to rain here every day this week, so this was my only chance to snap it! This moon is called the Full Corn Moon.







“Corn can add inches in a single day; if you listened, you could hear it grow.”
Laura Ruby

Sunday, August 30, 2020

A Drive Down Bell's Lane

We drove down Bell's Lane again today. Didn't really see any birds or deer, but we did see some beauty. These Jewelweed flowers, hanging by a thread and shmmering like real jewels.



I don't know the name of these, maybe some kind of wild sunflower or tickseed. Do you know what they are?




And tiny Pearl Crescent Butterflies, sucking up minerals from the dirt.


May all your weeds be wildflowers.
~Author Unknown

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Marshmallow Syrup

These clouds are the softest I have ever seen. To me, they look like marshmallow syrup was poured over the sky.



Even prettier as twilight came.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Dogs

Someone posted this on Facebook, and I loved it! But I can't remember who posted it, so am sorry I can't give them credit.

We ran into this dog in the pet store, and he is one of the biggest i have ever seen!


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Joy

W drove past the most joyful house yesterday; I just had to post it! What I love is the bright yellow front door, and matching sunflower. If a house could smile, this one would have a big grin.




Strangely enough, they also had corn growing in the yard!

On the same day, I saw the first house this year that is decorated for fall. Also strangely, they seem to have some fourth Of July decor as well!

“The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many....”
Oliver Wendall Holmes

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Of Puzzles & Swallows

Talking to our granddaughters on the phone this evening, they asked me if I could get them a jigsaw puzzle. Well, what a joy for a grandma in the time of covid! Of course! I already had several in our play room. They were meant for us all to work together, but I guess that won't be happening for awhile. So, off we went the few blocks to their house to drop the puzzles off.

They came out on the porch to wave at us, along with our son. The littliest is so cute now, with her front teeth missing!

Once back home, and feeling rather melancholy, I stood at the door and watched the swallows swooping in the air for flying insects. Till there were almost none left.



The twilight tints have left the sky, and night commences her watch over the world, high in the heavens is her taper lit, around which will soon glow a thousand kindred flames.
 ~Henry James Slack

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Wood Ducks

I have wanted to see Wood Ducks for as long as I can remember. And recently, it happened! They were very far away on a small pond. This is why some of the pictures are blurry. They look like a person painted them, but God painted them.




There is one sitting up in the tangle of tree branches. 
See how well their pattern blends in to hide them?


Monday, August 24, 2020

The Boxes

So many more people are ordering things online now, what with the virus. The lady next door has a delivery truck stop by every day. Every day, for months! Shall I get up the nerve to ask her what she is ordering? Hmmm, maybe those meals in a box. For the last month or so, we have passed this house a couple blocks away.

The boxes appeared about a month ago. What the...so what do you think? I think I will not knock on their door and ask. So what have YOU been ordering?


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Sunday Sunset

In order







“Sunlight poured from his face. His clothes were filled with light. Then they realized that Moses and Elijah were also there in deep conversation with him.”
Matthew 17

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...