Friday, June 17, 2011

We have moved!

We have moved our blog to Wordpress... our new address is

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What a gorgeous weekend!

It was a glorious weekend in the mountains...spring has sprung - even up there. The daffodils are blooming, and the forsythia is ready to pop out any day now. And the deer are definitely on the move. We had 2 groups visit Friday night - 10 from the South and 5 from the North
Here are some of those northern girls....they got pretty close to the house

And here are some of the Southern girls....
And here are all 15....a little fuzzy, but you can still see them.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jet fireworks!

The sky was so blue today, that the jet contrails looked like fireworks coming across Catherine Knob! Despite the beautiful blue sky, it is still cold and windy....not a day for being outside. We just finished watching a terrible movie "2012" - don't bother....Lee and Danny will be coming up for dinner tonight, and Tom is going to grill some chicken - YUM!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Back again!

Well, I've been pretty lax and missed most of the posting for the winter. But I'm back....

We went up last weekend, and the snow from Thursday was still around....deep enough that I had trouble getting up the driveway, and Tom had to actually stay inside and "relax".

And check out these great new wineglasses that Lynne gave us for Christmas!

Friday, September 17, 2010

My birthday and our vacation

The week before Labor Day, Tom and I spent the whole week up at the Roost. We did lots of odds and ends and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Tuesday was my birthday, and we rode the Virginia Creeper Trail - a 17-mile trek (all downhill!) down an old railroad grade through the woods along a stream and over several railroad trestles. What a blast - we'll definitely be doing it again!(Don't we look spiffy.....)

The weather was gorgeous, and the dew made the grass look like snow...

One of my projects was to cover up the mantel - I've never liked it - the wood just doesn't match the fireplace.
So I sewed a runner with prairie points to cover it....What do you think?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August has arrived and so have the blackberries!

It has been a wonderful 2 weeks at the Roost - hot, but not nearly as hot as here at home!

You could see the humidity even at sunrise

The butterflies were everywhere!

We had 2 different flocks of turkeys to visit....a group of adults that frequented the backyard

And a set of babies in the front - with a bonus of a beautiful pileated woodpecker!

The zucchini that we stock in the ground as an afterthought has flourished!

And my dahlias are growing like weeds!

And I finally got a chance to pick some blackberries.
They went from this....

to this.....

to this!

And I forgot last time to take a picture of the great new napkins that my neighbor Donna brought last visit

And just as an aside...can you tell how traumatized Suzie is about having the house to herself now??????

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Perfect July weekend

What a perfect weekend...beautiful sunny days and cool nights. You can't ask for more! dahlias are starting to bloom!

Sunday morning, we headed up to the Bluffs for breakfast and then some hiking/birdwatching in the picnic area. The butterflies were everywhere....

Then we walked out to the outcrop on Alligator Back to admire the view