Monday, November 30, 2015

The Christmas decorations are already up at my chiropractor's office. I love the vintage reindeer, I love to see them each year. 

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Really fed up this afternoon as I was looking forward immensely to editing my photos when I got home. I'd been fortunate to witness 3 raccoons up a tree and had shot quite a few photos, my first ever sighting of live raccoons. I got home and opened my camera. No card. I'd been shooting blanks. So my photo today is the inside of a cheese grater. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

I nearly missed this sale and was desperate for a new pair of work boots. Perfect, and at half price, these were a steal. Only one pair left in my size, must have been fate.

Friday, November 27, 2015

I've brought in the plants I wanted to save from the patio, my Boston ferns and geraniums. This particular germanium never seems to stop blooming, it's beautiful.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Our beautiful table settings that Bill set out for our Thanksgiving dinner. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ingredients for my apple pie that I'm making for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. The pastry's made and chilling in the fridge. An early start will be in order tomorrow to put it all together and then take it over to Bill's in the morning when we'll all go for a hike before feasting.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We're all snuggling together with lots of fleeces on the sofa. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

11/2315 Marshall Ford celebrated 100 years of being the longest running Ford dealership in the country. Model T's were shipped here by rail and the packing crates used as floorboards. A local article:

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bill and Steve joined me at a class close to home on building a debris hut. Steve took this photo of me trying out the shelter. It was nice and cozy in there!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Bill taking a photo of his drink at Tim's Oyster Fest in DC. 2 oysters in a cup with vodka and a shot of hot sauce. Delicious! I had two!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Kota has very luminous ears.  Had to turn off the camera sound to take this, he hates having his picture taken. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I used to spend a lot of time as a kid with coloring books so I was delighted to see in Hallmark that they had a wonderful selection. I may have to treat myself!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Whole Ox looking cozy and autumnal this evening. I still haven't tried any of their sandwiches, it's on my 'to do' list!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

They had some 'battle combat instructors' in Walmart, Darth Vader and a few storm troopers. I spent a few happy minutes pressing buttons and listening to commands.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Driving into the sunrise on the way to work. So much traffic.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Enjoying a hike in the Appalachian Trail and trying out my new hiking poles.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

While in the grocery store I had only good healthy foods until I saw these. My most favorite flavor ever. Lucky I only bought one bag!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I left Oscar at work printing this artwork. He's got the halftones and gradients captured perfectly on his screens but needs to register one of the blues screens, note the white peeking through on some of the edges.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I discovered that a cinema a couple of miles from work has been revamped and has discount tickets on Tuesdays so after work I shot over there to see Spectre. A great movie enjoyed with my feet up in a huge leatherette chair with my dinner on my lap. I was also delighted to see that they sell Maltesers but will save that for next time as I shall definitely be doing this more. Dinner and a movie for less than $14 is a wonderful mid week treat!

Monday, November 9, 2015

A warm sun rising on the way to work. We had our first frost of the season this morning with a temperature of 29. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Another day of hiking with my new friend Elizabeth, who has introduced me to an amazing local hiking group. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Finishing what had been a superb feast at the Sugarloaf Mountain overlook where we went for a hike and a rock scramble.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Printed my shirt today, ready for the New Star Wars movie.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Heading home later than usual but not minding because of the superb customer service I received this afternoon from the shop where Stuart was getting a repair. They picked me up from work and then back at the shop gave me a beer while we chatted. Can't complain about that!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The elections are over and this morning it looked like a few signs had been collected from the road sides.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A craftsman at work in Middleburg, building a very level stone wall, and no cement is used. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

I picked up these quinces locally and so on Mum's advice I'm steeing them with some apples. Looking forward to my first taste!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Native Americans dancing at the Harvest Gathering in Berryville.