From where I sit: March 26, 2020

I haven’t been taking many photos lately. We’ve only had about 4 days without rain since Christmas (that’s only a slight exaggeration). It’s been the wettest and mildest winter here on record. But this afternoon we had some sun, and I walked around a bit…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Red

Grandson Ben and his G-Pa enjoying a rocking-chair-rest at the red Mountain Fresh Creamery near our home. (A photo from the days before my husband became so ill after suffering several strokes.) See more in red or join the Photo a Week Challenge here.

Where are the cardinals, sparrows and doves?

Our bird feeders come out in late Autumn each year and are put away again in the Spring, specifically to keep visitors like this one from destroying the feeders and throwing the pieces into the woods… The feeders are filled now, and the bears are resting somewhere for the Winter, but many of the birds…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 11 – Still Holding On

I missed Week 10 due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but even now in Week 11 some of the leaves are still holding on. Last week all of the red leaves had fallen, but I was quite surprised this morning to see that some of the shrubs now have some red again mingled in with their…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 9 – Color on Yonah Mountain

We have what is called a seasonal view of Yonah Mountain here, meaning we can’t see it at all during the summer, but it’s lovely in the autumn and winter. I took these photos in the late afternoon today from just outside our front door. Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 8 – Reaching Their Peak

I missed Week 7 of Dawn’s Festival of Leaves as my husband had another stroke this past week. He is home now and doing okay, but I feel I must stay close by and shouldn’t yet even walk down the road to take photos. So I just stepped outside the back door to capture these…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Stephen Crane

“Sometimes, the most profound of awakenings come wrapped in the quietest of moments.” (Stephen Crane) American poet, novelist, journalist, and short story writer Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) is recognized today as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. He published his first book Maggie: A Girl of the…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 6 – A Colorful View

The view from our back deck is finally becoming colorful, and I took a few photos early this morning. What a pretty sight! Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. You can see her autumn leaves or join the challenge here.

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 5 – My Favorite Color

A rough week led to my missing Week 4 of the autumn leaves challenge, but I’m back for Week 5. It’s sourwood trees again, but now they’re changing from mottled red to my favorite color. I don’t know how to describe this color other than it’s an orange tone. I just know that I think…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 3 – Sourwood

Here comes the red! Our large Sourwood tree isn’t changing yet, but the smaller volunteer ones are turning red. And the weather has become much cooler. And we’ve had a little rain. It’s finally beginning to feel like autumn. Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. You can see…