Sunday, April 30, 2017

Another batch of annuals to be potted for the patio. Gradually adding more color.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Part of the amazing railroad bridge at McCoys Ferry on the C&O Canal.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Good morning sunshine! Dawn breaking over the Manassas Battlefields.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The patio is still completely disorganized but the front of my new screened area is looking more presentable. Boston ferns have been reported and a few annuals are in pits. Still lots of work ahead!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My first trip to DeBaggio's, to buy cilantro, basils, peppers and tomatoes, all organic. I'll be back, got a lot of pots to fill.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

These cute foxes are arranged outside the church in Middleburg to raise money through the garden club. The link is here:

Monday, April 24, 2017

The bid round red bollards at Target have a Super Marios theme which is eye catching. Apparently it's a big campaign starting this week.:

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very excited about my area behind the barn that will be my planting plot. Just waiting for landscaping guy to finish clearing it and then I can take over. But I may do it myself, I'm so eager to start.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A wet and miserable Earth Day but Richard and I turned up to clean the banks of the Anocostia River in DC. Not quite sure why the Army were there as we turned up a few minutes late but it's always great to see the military. There were only about 40 of us but hopefully we bade a difference. Richard and I certainly filled a lot of bags. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

These dogwood flowers make me so happy. We have quite a few of these trees in the meadows and the bright fresh blooms give off a wonderful fragrance.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Finally reclaimed some space in my bedroom by finding this bike rack nearby for $20. Money well spent!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rain today and forecast for the next 5 days. No gardening or cycling for me then this weekend. Boo!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Loved all these lines in the sky and on the road as I neared work this morning.

Monday, April 17, 2017

It's all quiet on the hill early this morning, I'm the only one enjoying the first light.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Scouting out and about with friends for the day, finding this cool old house as the sun was starting to set.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

After 5 years my shutter screens have disintegrated but I repurposed the slats and started making a new screen. Hoping it will last a few years.

Friday, April 14, 2017

So happy to see the dogwoods again, although that late ice has reduced the amount of flowers.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

I was the first customer at The Farm Brewery this afternoon, meeting the owner and getting a free shirt. The beers went down well too.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A super fun evening with Margie and Jason at the Bike Party event. Cycling around DC following loud music and clouds of cherry vanilla vape with singing and cheering. Lots of happy people, loved it!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

At the end of the W&OD trail in Purcellville before we rode the 10 miles back to Leesburg. Kind of hard having to pass by the sign for Corcoran Brewery though without taking a quick detour.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Absolutely loving how easy it is to stow my bikes now. No worries about them getting wet or stolen, and no straps. Bliss!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Kota Kat showing his tall Sphynx ears, and clearly not happy at having his photo taken.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Torrential rain with hail and tornado warnings at work today. We thought the too was going to be ripped off, the storm was so loud and ferocious.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The old abandoned Marshall nursing home that I was unsuccessful at entering has now been demolished. This peaceful plot of land will become a cluster of ugly new houses later this year.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

First wear for the bike helmet this year, something I usually forgo, but the group I was with tonight insisted on it. We managed just under 20 miles, 10 of them against a strong head wind and getting back just before sunset.

Monday, April 3, 2017

A lovely discovery in my mail box when I got home. And the photo was on the cover too.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

An interesting find on my travels today. I had to stop and take a closer look.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A new place to explore today, an abandonment discovered by another who wouldn't divulge its location. But we found it.