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Phebe's Barn Built in 1885

I am told this picturesque Virginia barn was built in 1885.

 It was and is still well used

and belongs to my friends “down the road.”

 

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A wedding cake kind of view from my front door this morning!

Welcome Spring!

Front Eye View

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Barn n Slope

A Virginia Barn in the Shenandoah Valley

There is a big white barn I can see from home

but can never get quite the right angle

or the trees are in leaf

and the barn disappears

lost and entwined in a tangle.

Then winter clears the brush and trees,

continuing each season’s story,

and there it is, the big white barn,

revealed in a world of faded glory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter's Fingerprint January 2016

Looks like we got about 18 inches of snow in my part of Virginia during the first big snow storm in 2016!

I am grateful that we did not lose power.

I tried to help clear the deck but my toes got wet and cold in the big boot for the Big Foot. The boot is more of a summer variety with open toes vulnerable to snowflakes (even when protected by a sock).

I did finally clear a path to the bird feeder though since the little sweethearts were in a frenzy for food.

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Special appreciation to our friend, neighbor, and President of our neighborhood, Pete Holladay, who never fails to clear these back-country lanes during almost any snowstorm.  He came out twice this time to assure we can all get out if there is an emergency.   Thank you Pete!

And finally, “Ain’t snow grand?”

Being Florida born and bred, I still love the feeling of living in a magical white world!

 

 

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I thought that Autumn came and went

as winter spread its clenching hand
Blue Ridge Autumn Best

but Indian summer lingered

 

Remember

leaving love notes upon the land.

Vacated Bluebird House

I am here.  Please don’t forget me.  I am here.

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After the Rain 2It rained a day or two.

FencelineAnd then the sun celebrated Autumn.

An Autumn in Virginia.The Way Out

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What is this plant

I should probably know such things but in admiring beauty and color I tend to forget who plants really are.

Eliza?

 

 

 

 

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Watchin the Girls Go By

It was a rainy day the day before we left for a European river cruise called The Highlights of Germany.  I was packed, ready, and gazing out the window when four boy turkeys sitting on the fence began spreading their wings in a show for a bevy of delicate females.

They evidently did not make much of an impression because the girls just walked on by.

Ah well!  I could almost hear the guys sigh as they watched opportunity passing.

But then dinner called and they were happily distracted.

And that reminded me of a song called Standing on the Corner (watchin’ all the girls go by).  I loved the Dean Martin rendition.

From en.wikipedia.org:
“Standing on the Corner is a popular song written by Frank Loesser and published in 1956.  It was introduced by Shorty Long, Alan Gilbert, John Henson, and Roy Lazarus in the Broadway musical, The Most Happy Fella.  

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Sweeping Landscapes and Barns En Route

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I Kinda Like This Man

I know this isn’t home but…….

Not Bad. They Have Toys Here

These people have my toys.

My name is Pichu (pronounced “Pee-Chew”) and I’m visiting some new people.  I met them once before and they seem nice but I am a little apprehesive about staying the whole day this time and overnight too.

My family are away at an ice hockey game in Maryland.

Some of my own toys are here and these new people  have squeaky toys too.   The lady gave me some chicken bits that were delicious.  Then they both took me outside.  Wow!  That was fun.

I’m resting now and there is time to think about home.  Pichu wants home, but this place will have to do.

Was a Deer Here?

Was a Deer Here?

Exploring Outdoors

A New World of Scents

A New World of Scents

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