NO PANTS NECESSARY!
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Mine is not a favorite flower, but a tree
much like a graceful waterfall
casting shade in a veil of green,
growing tall and swaying in the wind –
the magestic Weeping Willow .
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I do not have a zoom lens and this was taken with my cell phone camera, but I like it anyway. There are so many colors in those clouds and the whole fuzzy effect is vaguely impressionistic.
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WordPress Daily Post Photo Challenge: From Every Angle
This week, photograph a stationary subject from three different angles.
I love this charming old fence dressed for a special occasion, calling out for admiration, “Look at me. I’m not through yet!”
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This is a Random ONE Friday since there was only one momentous event this week.
Bert and his beautiful wife, Rita, came for a visit!
Bert is my “long lost cousin.”
How did so much time go by?
I haven’t seen Bert in about 40 years.
But time stopped this week, and there they were!
And it was as if we were still children, talking, talking, laughing, laughing, and eagerly reliving visits to each others’ homes, silly summers, beaches, feeding the pigeons, and rehashing old family stories.
We didn’t forget Bill of course, but Bill is a wonderful listener.
And we didn’t forget Rita either. Rita is a wonderful talker.
We went on tour of our rural Virginia neighborhood with a stop to visit a lonesome horse.
And onward we meandered down a country road along the Buffalo Creek.
It was a one lane road with the creek on one side and steep cliff walls on the other.
And then it was off to downtown Lexington, Virginia to the old Robert E. Lee Hotel.
The old girl is now upscale and POSH (not me – the hotel). It was a rundown place before but has recently been restored to modern day glamour.
There are New York style revolving doors at the entrance and the only thing missing is a doorman! And in the lobby are original recessed telephone booths to retain the historical flavor of the place.
There is also a jewelry store in town (Hess & Co.) in a rennovated building that was once a bank. I often take folks there to see the old thick vaults from the good old days. Above the vaults at ceiling level, are little inside windows. Bank guards used to sit behind those windows with rifles pointed and ready to shoot at potential robbers!
Can you see the ceiling-high windows in the back? I love it that Hess is not only a wonderful jewelry store in the middle of Lexington, Virginia, it is also a historical fixture.
Anyway, there just wasn’t enough time to see all there is to see and do in my part of the world, but the visit was fast (maybe too fast) and so much fun.
And that’s my Random One. And it was all about my long lost cousin!
The Robert E. Lee Hotel is a six-story luxury hotelbuilt in 1926 in Lexington, Va. The recently restored classic hotel has thirty-nine guest rooms,
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Today Was a Good Day
Show us what makes you happy. Share your ideal day, recount a memorable day in the past, or share your favorite things.
This photo was taken here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It was at a time when our grandgirls were little and loved the joy of a ride on a tractor.
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