The following year review was done by excerpting the first few lines of one post of each month from last year. You can click on the name of the month for pictures and a full accounting. January: We were driven out of our house by ice escapades, laden trees dropping frozen bombs on to our [...]
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Archive for December, 2010
1. Sign put on my blog over Christmas: I Brake for Christmas cookies and Narnia in 3D. 2. The Roanoke Times called the Christmas snow that just kept falling “The little snow that could.” 3. One of the benefits of having read all of the Hobbit and Narnia books aloud to your young sons is [...]
1. Winter’s Uphill Battle 2. A Lost and Found Hound 3. A Maze of Light and Shadow 4. My Impromptu Gauge for Snow
“I have up and joined the Peace Corps,” begins the latest issue of Floyd County Moonshine. In his editor’s preface Aaron Moore explains how joining the Peace Corp seemed like a nice thing to do. He goes on to say, “Today I started quite possibly the first Hacky-sack English Speaking club in China. In due [...]
On Christmas Eve day we waited for baby Liam’s Paddington Bear to be delivered by UPS. We fed the scraped bottoms of burnt Christmas cookies to the birds and enjoyed a walk in the snowy woods. A Christmas Eve dinner of spaghetti made with venison sausage was followed by the unwrapping of gifts, adventure play [...]
1. Somehow the words NATAL and FATAL seem like the rhyming bookends of life. 2. According to a Facebook ap, the top ten words I use on the site include Moon and Morning, Sometimes, Tea, Joe, Light and Water. 3. Speaking of fatal, half the pens in our house are leaking out ink, which makes [...]
“Fashions for Evergreens,” is a fundraiser for the United Way, held at the historic Hotel Roanoke. Twenty-six Christmas trees decorated by local groups and businesses are festively displayed throughout the hotel.
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press on December 15, 2010. Linda Swers has been delivering good cheer and lifting spirits with her inspired floral arrangements since she purchased the Flower and Gift Shop in the fall of 2004. “I’ve always loved flowers,” she said. As a florist and business owner, Swers draws [...]
Note: While everyone else was taking pictures of the trains at the Transportation Museum and the Christmas tree display at the Hotel Roanoke, this is some of what I was taking. Christmas tree shots still to come …
~ The following was published (with a different selection of photos) in The Floyd Press on December 16, 2010. In spite of the wintry weather and Emerson Perry’s sore throat, last Saturday’s performances of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer played to packed crowds. Perry played the part of Tom Sawyer in the Young Actors Co-op [...]
From a luscious scoop of moon at the milky way counter the stars have spilled over in an icy cold night _________________________ Note: The above photo was taken on Wednesday in Roanoke 12/15/2010.
1. In the same way I know when the food I’m cooking is done (or burned) by the way it smells I know when the woodstove’s gone out when I get cold. 2. I have psychic connection with my 4 minute boiled eggs in the morning. I never time them but always know when they’re [...]
My daughter-in-law left me a Facebook message on Monday saying that our two-year old grandson Bryce woke up in the morning and asked, “Opa come see me?” That was hard to resist, so Opa (my husband Joe) and I set up a play date to take Bryce out for some fun. Once down the mountain, [...]
Note: Some of the above photos have been published in the local newspaper. The last photo shows a 1950′s ornament from my childhood. More Wordless on Wednesday are HERE.
My new grandson Liam is a heart throb to his brother’s dreamboat. He likes to be swung in his baby seat with a blanket thrown over the top, giving him some womb-like comfort, I suspect. He’s got a good set of lungs and a knock out smile and will drink mama’s milk from a bottle [...]
Stranded at home on Saturday by a truck with a dead battery, I missed the Christmas parade but got two stories nearly written, marinated the last of last year’s venison round steak, and spent all together too much time photographing a cup of tea illuminated by late afternoon sunlight. My son Josh and three of [...]
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press newspaper on December 9, 2010. On December 4th from 2 – 4 p.m. Sam and Dolly Moore hosted the 4th annual Friends of the Library Holiday Tea fundraiser at their home “Glenanna,” which is listed on both the State and National register of Historic Places. Friends [...]