Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Purples

 Around here, most Rhododendron bushes are purple. And they were beautiful this year! Big and lush.

“Purple is the most retiring of all rich colors. It is symbolical of dignity, state, and regal power and is expressive of gravity, sorrow, and sadness.”

 ~W. J. & G. A. Audsley, Taste versus Fashionable Colours: A Manual for Ladies on Colour in Dress, 1863

Monday, May 29, 2023

The Big Potato

 There it was. We were driving down the highway, and spotted The Big Potato truck parked in a small parking lot. This is about the third time we have seen it.

A lot of people were there taking pics with it. 

The truck travels around the country promoting Idaho potatoes. They had a craft booth for the kids, too.

This potato weighs 4 tons and would make over a million fries. Of course, it is not real.

What’s a potato’s favorite horror movie?

The Silence of the Yams.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Memorial Day 2023

 We saw this in the front yard of a house nearby.

                                                      Then we came across this small memorial.

They had a white board where you could write down the names of those who should be remembered.

And guess where this was. Right in the middle of the Lowe's parking lot! How great was that!

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

~William Penn

Saturday, May 27, 2023

The Winner

 For the purse giveaway, I put all the names in a cup and drew one without looking. The winner is Ann, at "Ann's Snap Edit Scrap". Ann, send me your address and I will mail you the purse. Congratulations!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Heart Of The Matter

 I have collected purses for as long as I can remember, and I have gotten a few too many. So I decided to give this one away. I have never used it, it is made by Longaberger (the basket people). This giveaway is only open to my followers.

The heart is all made from sequins.

If you want it, just leave me a comment. I will write your names on pieces of paper and draw one in a few days.  I will announce the winner on this blog, and will be asking them to give me their address.

It is quite small! 8" high and 11 1/2" wide. Here it is with my hand for perspective. Good luck!

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Into The White

 Come with me and look at the beautiful, fluffy white Peonies.

“White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.”


Friday, May 19, 2023


 Coming into the city of Crozet, one of the first things you see is this building.

Going into the parking lot and looking at the bottom of it, this is the rest.

Also, our son and family just went strawberry picking!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The Student

 Who is playing this piano, and why?

It is this lady; Kay. I could not get her last name.

Kay is 85 years young, and is the oldest person ever to graduate from Virginia Tech College. She is Suma Cum Laude with honors in music.

Kay has been attending classes since 2007, and goes to a couple each semester. So she has been on campus for more than SIX DECADES!

Her husband drives her to and from class every day.

I saw this on the news and took the photos from the T.V. she has more energy than me!

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”

George Burns,

"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred."

Woody Allen 


Sunday Sunset

  “They ran to the museums for paintings. I ran to the roof for sunsets.”  – Darnell Lamont Walker