Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kota's crate had a little message on it while I left him in the car and quickly popped into the post office to mail a package to Mum. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Went to watch an old friend playing bass in his band who were absolutely amazing with their Lynard Skynard covers. Really friendly little bar where I was bought drinks and dragged to the dance floor. And I'd been worried about going on my own! Very cute lead guitarist too.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Brandon has had to abandon his landscaping equipment as the rain lashes down and heavy storms are due through the night. I guess the grass won't be cut for a few days.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Some of my tomatoes ripening after a rain shower. The plants are taller than me and loaded with fruit.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Reading a book that Mum adored and which has been made into a movie. It's a little immaturely written and slightly sappy, but I'll persevere. I think Mum's going soft as Nicholas Sparks is now one of her favorite authors. I don't mind a good romance myself if it has a good story line so I'll keep plodding with this one.

Monday, July 25, 2016

My Maltesers arrived from England as a molten lump which had to go in the fridge. Kota adores these and waits patiently for his portion.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

An awesome find today while out exploring, an abandoned china factory.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Checking out the beers with Richard and Emily at Rust Belt Taphouse.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Exploring an old town in PA with Richard and Emily, and a really cool security guy let us into the old police station which is now abandoned.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

It was a 'who could wear the most stupidest hat' day at work today! We do have a laugh!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Captain Craig hauling in the cable on the Hatton Ferry in Scottsville, VA, as it carries Rob and I back to shore. It's the last poled ferry in the United States.

Friday, July 15, 2016

I actually did a double-take when I saw these in Walmart. Dixie cup lanterns? Really? Really?

Thursday, July 14, 2016

I was so busy trying to capture the license plate that I didn't notice the cargo until I'd taken the photo. Guess it's a meat lovin' dude driving this truck!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

My simple yet very tasty lunch today. I grew the tommies but didn't catch the fish...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The beautiful valley view from Paris that I enjoy every time I drive home from the allotment.

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Aaron's Rod in our allotment is taller than me now and covered in tiny yellow blooms. I nurtured this instead of pulling it out as a weed in remembrance of a dear friend, Bernard, from home. We used to walk his dog through the old brick fields where thousands of these bloomed and he introduced me to this beautiful plant. And now I always think of him when I see them.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

After a night in our tents we couldn't be bothered with preparing breakfast so we found a diner with a fabulous name, Elsie's Magic Skillet, and feasted on the signature dish that was equally fabulous.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Weed. It took some serious effort for Steve and I to pummel our way through this glutinous gungy mess on our kayaking trip today.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Kota guarding Big Red from any mouses that might want to nest overnight.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

After a fun evening at our new found awesome bar near work, Steve and I emptied our last glass of beer and headed home.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sometimes I just hate Rosie Lee. I walked around the sofa and saw her with this tiny bunny on the rug. I can't see any wounds but it's not moving its rear legs so I fear the worst. I've placed it in a box on a soft shirt and will take it to Blue Ridge Wildlife Rescue in the morning. Poor little thing...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

We had an interesting evening when a guy and his $2k drone came to visit and give a demonstration. His images taken with this impressive camera are here:

Sunday, July 3, 2016

I tried out a couple of variations of my yearly fresh peach smoothie, and Kota felt he had to be involved, checking each one I made.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saw this beautiful statue in a cemetery near Emily's house.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Enjoying free beer with friends at a horrible outside bar in DC.  Thanks to Emily we had 25 pitchers of beer to consume and although our efforts were enthusiastic and valiant we only managed 6.