Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ugh. On my way to my bike ride start on Sunday, a truck threw up a stone which left a crack that has slowly lengthened. Thankfully it will be replaced tomorrow before it drops out when that crack goes all the way across.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The chimney sweeps cleaning my fireplace ready for fall. Looking forward to the first fire of the season.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

We have a little Mexican restaurant in Marshall that I'd never been in, so Steve joined me there for dinner. We both had fajitas which were superb, and everyone else's food looks fab too. El Agave will have us eating there again for sure, and it was packed when we left.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Emily and I made short work of cleaning her steps, which were originally green with moss and algae. The power washer worked superbly, especially at transferring the gunk from the steps on to us!

Friday, September 15, 2017

I came home to find my bowl returned, that I'd left at Maggi's with potatoes in it, on my doorstep with pears from her trees. The package was for the cats. Frontline. They weren't as delighted with their gift as I was with mine!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

I have a lot of respect for this organization and others like it who have been working tirelessly to help displaced animals during the recent storms. This guy was driving very carefully down I66, likely carrying a precious cargo. Safe travels!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Love these patterns. Looking down on the throw on my sofa and the rug below it.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nearing the end of a spin off tale from The Dark Tower saga. These 8 books have kept me gripped for 2 months, immersed in another world with extraordinary characters, going to bed early and rushing home from events so I could read. There will be a void in my daily routine when I'm done.

Monday, September 11, 2017

I dug up about 5lbs of potatoes this evening. Enough to share with Maggi and still have enough for a few meals.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Stepping back in time with Rob at a steam fair near Gordonsville, and watching traction engines ploughing a field.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Steve and I stopped to admire this view over a quarry on our bike ride today. 33 miles, we going further each week.

Friday, September 8, 2017

An open road for me, but it makes me think of the poor souls grid locked on roads trying to escape Florida and the incoming hurricanes. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Had to wait 5 weeks for these cute little dinosaur earrings to be made and shipped from China, but for the price I couldn't complain. Hand made and really light, can't wait to wear them to work!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Orange has always been my favorite color but it wasn't until this morning when I realized how much of it I'd accumulated on my desk. Lovely!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The sunflower heads have lost their petals now and even look a little creepy in the night light. Reminding me that Halloween isn't far away.

Monday, September 4, 2017

I'd love to know what was going through Kota's head as he looked down on a sleeping Rosie Lee!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Mexican version of a Vietnamese sandwich, a Banh-Mi. Not one I'd order again but it was tasty albeit small. Next time I'll order the same as Marc and Steve, the breakfast burrito.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The best way to spend a rainy Saturday, snuggled up with the cats, watching movies and reading.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Finishing the work week with Steve and Marc at an old haunt in Centreville.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

It's always a struggle to drive past here on the way home from work, especially just before dinner. But I'd be a liar if I said I never stopped...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A pretty red and yellow window lit up in Middleburg as I passed through this morning.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

A little corner of my patio, where the blue lizards are sometimes spotted scurrying through.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Enjoying a raspberry sour IPA and a superb pizza after a bike ride with Steve and Marc. Note the exceptionally good looking Bianchi in the background. Australian lamb and some fine whiskeys to follow this evening.

Friday, August 25, 2017

At Jason's apartment in DC, we sat on the roof and watched the swallow murmuration, as they circled in a large swarm, then as the last light faded, they all dove into the chimney stack for the night.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

I stopped to walk around a new park on my way home from work. A really pretty wilderness area with mowed grass pathways. I'll be visiting this little gen regularly.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I received a beautifully wrapped little present from Mum today, and inside was a dear little cat brooch, reminding me a little of Rosie Lee. How lovely!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

$6 movie night. Feet up with a beer, chicken tenders and my Daniel Craig in his new movie, Logan Lucky. It was superb.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Wonderful mural on the side of the brewery where I enjoyed some excellent beers after attempting to photograph the solar eclipse.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The famous Weenie Beenie in Shirlibgton which we pass on our bike ride. It's the original store and the last remains of 6, since 2954. This restaurant was even sung about by The Foo Fighters.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rained out at the local fairground. It ground to a halt pretty quickly.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fine food and excellent beer at Nana's in Middletown with Steve tonight. Great company too. I was sozzled:). 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I had this pile of used ink cartridges in my office and today put them on EBay. I got $90 for them, maybe a new office chair is on the horizon.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A beautiful misty sunrise this morning along a country road on my way to work.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A local brewery is now using us to print their merchandise since they haven't had success with the last 3. They should have come to us in the first place! But we have them in board now, and I was delighted to be given a sample pack of their beers. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Saw this in Target and even though it's way too early to be seeing Halloween costumes, I did think this one was pretty cool.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

While out cycling today all traffic stopped to allow a young turtle to cross over and head for the river. He was a youngster and crossed in record speed with only a few cheers needed to help him on his way.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Went to the cinema with Steve this afternoon and saw these in the foyer. Not a Minion fan but this scene made me chuckle.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Boss Man slapped this on Jose's back without him knowing, but it was only time before someone let him know. But not before I got the photo though!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

I loved this cardinal painting on the window of a pizza joint that Steve and I visited after work.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mum sent me some Cadbury's Milk Chocolate for my birthday. It had melted a little and my fingers were covered in the delicious goo. Thick and creamy, you can't get chocolate like this here in America. And Kota was outside so I didn't have to share!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Alien tomatoes. A weird webbing effect. Not sure I'd want to eat them if they really looked like this!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Rob got me this gorgeous replica of the Norfolk and Southern 611 train that I loved chasing along the route from Manassas to Front Royal. Love it, thanks Rob!!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I never tire of this view, just a mile from home. A misty sunrise on my way to work.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I love this sign that's just gone up in Aldie. And love the owner for making it.