Saturday, August 31, 2013

A group of us cycled the abandoned Pensylvania Turnpike and tunnels today. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

My arm brace arrived from England today. Hand tooled leather with a Tudor rose. Now all I need is a quiver and my archery equipment will be complete!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

There's an abundance of these pretty flowers by the mail boxes.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The last rays of the afternoon sun glinting on my arrows. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

After a hefty dinner of sliced beef and fresh salmon, Kota embarked on a cleaning frenzy while Rosie licked all of their dishes clean.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The beautiful colors of a leaf on my patio. Soon it will be reds and yellows, and oranges and browns.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A few of us met down in Warrenton for dinner to support a local cause. Chipotle was jam packed the whole time we were there and folks were still lining up out of both doors when we left. Good to see such a great community spirit.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Heavy mists hanging in the mountains and over the road on the way to work.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

But in 1845 this was a country store. Once owned by a cavalryman under Colonel Mosby, it was then sold to Edgar Heflin in 1899 and remained in operation until the 1970's. This is near Broad Run, just off 55; I've driven past it so many times, not knowing it sat just a few feet off the road. I found out about this from literature at the Warrenton Old Jail.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Had an amazing day on the Shenandoah, one of those days when you stop for a moment and reflect on how good it is to be alive. Here's a few of the gang hurtling through one of the rapids.

Friday, August 16, 2013

The morning shine shining on the prickles of my cactus and illuminating a Kota hair. So now I know he's on my kitchen window ledge as soon as I'm out of the door. And where else I wonder? Maybe it's best not to know.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

This was parked outside work, waiting for an oil change at our neighbor mechanics.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I came home today after hunting fruitlessly through a neighbor's overgrown field looking for some peaches for Maggi and I. There on my doorstep was a bag with a pancake mix and peaches from Maggi. The peaches came from our trees. I hadn't even realized that they were ready! Talk about great minds think alike!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Today I got the coolest card ever from Debbie, Jim and the boys. It's the spitting image of Kota! Of course I knew it couldn't be him as he hates dressing up or posing for photos, the evidence here speaking for itself! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

So my dear old trusty messenger bag which has come to work with me every day for at least 6 years had to be replaced. So I rummaged around work and found this one, k Ickes up a cool glitter Canon logo and ta da! I bet this would retail for at least $75! And it's an original!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Got a new bow today and some arrows. That's my new recurve sitting on the rest.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Mum had already sent me the beautiful bling card on the left for my Birthday, and then today another one turned up. She saw it in a card shop and had to send it. What a cool card, camera and bling!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Alam looked pretty cool at work this morning having just come from prayers to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Kota looks rather out of breath after blowing up my birthday balloons.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I love these farm buildings that I pass on the way home. I'm not sure if it's the color scheme that appeals to me or the fact that it looks like a little toy farm with all the buildings matching each other.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Had a hero driving in front of me on the way home tonight.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Keeping cool in the shade today and very willing to pose for a photo.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Really really bad outfit bin Project Runway with an equally weird couple. They need to go home!