Sunday, April 30, 2023

The Sloth & The Bear

 These people have carved a sloth from an old tree trunk in their front yard!

Beside it, they carved a little bear.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Sunday Sunset - Driving Home In The Golden Hour


Golden hour of magical light
the sky alive, born of the sun
ephemeral link to the moment
~Terri Guillemets

Thursday, April 27, 2023

The Underpass

 In the teeny tiny city of Crozet is an underpass. And this is painted inside of it. I was not able to capture the entire mural, as there is usually no stopping there.

“All art should inspire and evoke emotion. Art should be something you can actually feel.”

Chris DeRubeis

Tuesday, April 25, 2023


 Some interesting things I have seen on cars recently.

We should just get somebody from the left and the right and they should all throw bumper stickers at each other and the first one to cover the other one wins.

— David Cross

Monday, April 24, 2023

Return Of The Giant Watering Can

 The Giant Watering Can in Staunton has it's  new spring flowers blooming and is ready for spring!

This shot is from a different year when the plants were prettier.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Together While Apart

 19 artists from 8 different states made this piece of artwork. It hangs in a lobby of our hospital, The University Of Virginia.

It was dedicated to the healthcare professionals, and created to combat the loneliness and isolation during the pandemic.

It travelled through various medical facilities for 10 months until it was finally awarded to our hospital.

It states:

"We see you, we thank you, and we celebrate and honor you. You are our heroes."

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Sunday Sunset

 You may think this post is about a cat, but it is really about a sunset. See this feral cat as he walks along during the sunset.

The sun is setting on him, and as it sets, he gets more and more relaxed. Almost like a healing effect on this kitty.

“May there be just enough clouds in your life to create a glorious sunset.”

– Unknown

Friday, April 21, 2023

Growing Now

 In bloom in our yard now are these plants. Some would call them weeds. These are Persian Speedwell, and are so tiny that they are smaller than your little fingernail.

Here are some Wild Violets, of different kinds.

And here are the creepiest of all - Purple Dead Nettle.

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except learning how to grow in rows.

~Doug Larson,

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

The Pinwheels

 Did you know that April is Child Abuse Prevention month? The symbol for this is displaying blue pinwheels. There are several places around town that usually do this.

Better to wear a concrete vest and take a swim with the fishes than give even one of these dear little ones a hard time!

Luke 17

Monday, April 17, 2023

The Last One

 We happened to pass one more place that was still loaded with Easter decorations. This is an apartment.

Of course everything is blooming most recklessly: if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

In General

 Our Dollar General store moved into a new building this year, and it is larger and has a fancy layout. Here are a few of the spring things ...