I recently read an article on holiday entertaining. It suggested having a “Favorite Things” party, where everyone brings and shares a favorite item with the other partygoers. The gifts don’t have to be expensive– just something you really love: a simple kitchen gadget, a fun nail polish, or a special tea. Well, since my December is already fairly busy, I won’t […]
I LOVE wandering around vintage/antiques stores. You know the kind—where there’s everything from beautiful, old quilts to those tacky Smurf drinking glasses you just had to collect when you were a child. The fun thing is you never know what you may find….treasure or trinkets. But, it’s all good stuff! Well, recently, while enjoying a lazy afternoon in one of these […]
“If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow Don’t be alarmed now It’s just a spring clean for the May queen Yes, there are two paths you can go by But in the long run There’s still time to change the road you’re on.” ~Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” “You can start out with nothing, and out of nothing, and out of no way, a way WILL be made.” ~Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith Happy Tuesday!
Meadows of Dan, Virginia “Brushing the clouds away from my eyes, I see clarity in the raindrop and beauty in the first ray of morning sun… Life is strange and wondrous… ~Virgina Alison
Bermuda August 2017 “Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance With the stars up above in your eyes A fantabulous night to make romance ‘Neath the cover of October skies And all the leaves on the trees are falling To the sound of the breezes that blow And I’m trying to please to the calling Of your heart-strings […]
The Queen’s View Many thanks to our friend and talented photographer, Doug Frassa for sharing his wonderful photographs.
“I thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.” ~Bob Dylan Traveling Wilburys Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. As Tom Petty 1950-2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Meadows of Dan, Virginia “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” ~Henry Miller
Over the weekend, Farmguy and I participated in the grape harvest at a local winery just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Southwestern Virginia. Located in the Rocky Knob American Viticultural Area (AVA), Chateau Morrisette Winery sits at an elevation of nearly 3500 feet. Boasting spectacular views, it’s amid one of the most rugged and mountainous parts of the state. Although […]
The Crooked Road is a place of beauty and a place of song. It’s also known as Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail which winds through almost 300 miles of scenic terrain in Southwest Virginia. Here, music is woven into the rich tapestry of tradition. Passed down from generations, these mountain ballads and toe-tapping, old-time dance music continue to echo across the […]