Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I love looking at all the Halloween stuff in the stores, and have to admit that I'm quite proud I've resisted buying anything.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

Cute hunt foxes in My chiropractor's office, a present from a patient.
I stopped at the new Red Truck Bakery & Cafe in Marshall on my way home to grab dinner, which would be a delicious spicy South West Chicken Soup with sour dough bread. The bakery featured in Travel & Leisure yesterday: 'Baker and owner Brian Noyes turns out award-winning pastries, including a head-spinning chocolate moonshine cake, salted caramel apple pie, and a goodie-packed granola that Andrew Zimmern declared the best in North America'. 
I can vouch for the apple pie but it sounds like I have some serious tasting to do. Oh my poor diet!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

This little lad didn't need any paper towels to clean his fingers after enjoying honey from the comb at a local lavender farm today.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fabulous Halloween themed bird houses at the local farm shop.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Latest addition to my backpacking bag, a battery/solar/wind up powered radio and flashlight that will also charge stuff by USB.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wearing my Pope's hat at work in honor of the Pope's first visit to D.C.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Rosie Lee wasn't too sure of her bandana and soon managed to lose it. But she was an excellent guard cat a couple of hours later when she growled very loudly at the French doors and then hurtled out of the cat flap to see off whoever was out there. She returned to a big handful of treats a few minutes later and lots of praise.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Men in Middleburg were taking down the flags that were raised for Labor Day. Waiting to see if anything's raised in their place.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A sweet little piggie at a farm shop near home. There was very little produce to buy the the animals were gorgeous and worth the visit. Unfortunately I couldn't stay for cuddles as I had perishables in the car, but next time...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dear little Kota knew he was going to the vets for his check up. He's always so badly behaved that this time he had some medicine to make him groggy. As soon as he felt a little woozy he climbed into his carrier. The appointment went smoothly but I had to hang around with him for the rest of the day as he took a while to get back to normal.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Richard and Logan playing at Nana's in Middletown last night. Superb music to accompany our delicious food.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Poor little mouse that Rosie Lee caught. I hope it was a quick death. I'm trying to teach her not to do thi but it will take time. Kota has learned not to catch anything, he will just watch them, good boy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Loved seeing this when I fueled up this morning. Haven't seen it this low in years. Oh thank heaven!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Myself and Sam Manicom, an English motorcycle adventurer, who visited us at work to see the DTG printer working. His books have got wonderful reviews, I said he was a Bill Bryson on 2 wheels, a compliment which I think he was quite pleased with!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sunset reflecting off one of the humming bird feeders at Meadow House.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Taking part in the Shenandoah River clean up with canoes donated to the cause.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Richard handing out the Snallygaster mugs that he managed to procure for us, something that the punters get and the volunteers don't. But there was a lot left over so we were lucky.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The black vulture flock that live in Marshall and roost in the cell phone tower.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This looks really weird. The owner chopped down a line of pines in front of these ones and then stripped off the front branches of these. I wonder if a fence is going to be built in the front, or if these trees can survive.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The sun trying to burn through the morning mist on Zulla Rd.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Saw this at our local farm shop and looked it up on line. Not impressed with the results, I left it in the shelf.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

A truckload of lads driving around Front Royal and proudly flying the confederate flag. No one seemed bothered.

Friday, September 4, 2015

A close up of the superb quality print from our new DTG printer. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

On my way home from work through the construction area I sw this on the side of the road. It made me think of a bus shelter from The Flintstones!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

One of the last fields in Chantilly, a turf farm that's just been harvested. I wonder how long it will be before ugly new houses crip up on this land?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The first sign of fall approaching. These guys always appear when folks start collecting firewood by their houses.