Friday, June 22, 2012

WNC mountains.... we are home!

My granddaughter, modeling the completed table.
Designed and built a table for the deck.

With the help of my son-in-law and sweetie.

Gray, the new cat (came with the house) enjoying the deck.
Sugar enjoying the deck.
A new planter for the deck, thanks to my kids for a gift card from Lowe's for Mother's Day.
Made a house sign.
New screen room for the deck up.

Culture...Friday Drum Circle, downtown Asheville.

Local talent... our new favorite singer, Peggy Ratuzs

Downtown Hendersonville,  our new town.

New fire pit.

First Fire!

New starts for garden.
Soldier fly bin to recycle organic scraps.

New flowers.....

Beautiful views from the car.....

First dinner at a real table!


Ouch....  shot myself in the foot with a pellet pistol!

Deployment Day!

Today, at the Crown Coliseum, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the 30th Brigade began the final days to departure with a Deployment Ceremony for family and friends. Why is this important? Because my baby, Kyle (newly married), is one of those soldiers. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dun dun it!

Packed up the fairies and moved to the hills.....  ok, I brought Sugar, the Wonder Poodle, and my Sweetie...
Been here for almost a month now..... loving the hills, loving the quiet... We wanted to do this for a long time... and the time finally came.

And we now have a new family member.... her name is Grey, the Wonder Cat!   She came with the house and made us feel right at home.

Friday, February 24, 2012

How Long Will It Last?

The day is warm and the wind is blowing.

My flowering quince is in full bloom.

The bulb garden is flowering in February!

Friday, February 17, 2012

From Here to There.....

Mountains and lakes and waterfalls and mansions..... the most beautiful collection of orchids I have ever seen!

I was ever so fortunate to take a little getaway trip with my sweetie. We rented and jeep and set our sites on the road heading west..... western NC anyways. We got to Asheville Monday afternoon. We met up with family and friends. We sampled some great farm to table restaurants(Home Grown, Early Girl Eatery, and Tupelo Honey Cafe). We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway and explored the River Arts District (and got to chat with artist Jonas Gerard). We toured the Biltmore Estate and grounds. We took a tour of the Biltmore Winery and sampled some very nice wines and some not for me wines.

The moral to the story is..... it is always nice to get away for a few days. If you are thinking of heading west (western NC, that is) Asheville is a great place to stop. If you are looking for a place to lay your head down while you are there, I definitely recommend the Grove Park Inn. The Grove Park Inn is an historic destination in is own right. Friendly and relaxing place to end up at the end of the day.

PS.... didn't need the jeep.... alas... no snow :)