Sunrise on the Blue Ridge Parkway Meadows of Dan, Virginia “You may encounter many defeats, but you must NOT be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~Maya Angelou Happy Tuesday!
Celebrating our 20th anniversary September 2017 Last September, Farmguy and I celebrated our 20th anniversary by renewing our vows at the scenic mountain resort, Primland on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a private and quiet affair with only a minister and photographer in attendance. And, although our celebration was restrained, the emotion was not. The exchange of vows […]
Blue Ridge Parkway Meadows of Dan, Virginia With the holidays right around the corner and all of the hustle and bustle, peace may not be something a lot of us are feeling these days. That’s why I thought I’d share one of my favorite songs from Elvis Presley’s 1957 Christmas album. It’s not traditional Christmas music or even one […]
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
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 […]
A big thank you to Scott (Farmguy) for capturing this beautiful sunrise on his way to work this morning. “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” ~William Wordsworth
Blue Ridge Parkway–Meadows of Dan, Virginia “Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things–with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.” ~Corazon Aquino Last week, Farmguy forgot the laptop he uses for work, and since we live 45 minutes away from his […]
We all know that life is full of ups and downs. It’s just a part of living. Sometimes, however, we tend to focus more on what’s wrong instead of what’s right. I believe there is more beauty in this world than anything else. And, this year, I refuse to be defeated by anything ugly or negative; instead, I have resolved […]
Happy Autumn! “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ~John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose Mountain Meadows Farm Meadows of Dan, Virginia
Winter morning on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Meadows of Dan, Virginia.