X-tremes

    X is for X-tremes       This week’s letter assignment is the letter X.    I thought I’d share some X-tremes we have run across on the lake. Starting with some X-treme Homes. . .                                          This…

Patriotism

    “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from…

Weathervanes by the Water

    W is for Weathervanes         This week’s letter assignment is the letter W.    The history of weathervanes can be traced all the way back to 48 BC, to the Tower of the Winds in Athens, Greece. An octagonal marble structure, that contained a huge weathervane in the shape of a Triton, a…

Savannah~ One Flowerpot at a Time

A weekend visit to Savannah, Georgia had us enjoying a city chock full of history. . .  Live Oaks with Spanish Moss. . .  decorative Wrought Iron. . . Churches. . .      River Views. . . and Great Food.      What we consumed in calories, we expended in sweat, walking around the squares, with temps around 98 and a heat…

Flowers for the Home

Flowers for the Home ***** Inspirations from the World Over by Prudence Designs Written by Grayson Handy and Tracey Zabar, Photographed by Ellen Silverman I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.  “Flowers for the Home presents over 100 simple and stylish…

Men and Dogs

      Men and Dogs  *** by Katie Crouch       I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where “pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.”         I really wanted to like this book, but this one was marginal for me. I was totally pulled in…

Vintage Garden

            V is for Vintage, as in Vintage Garden.       This week’s letter assignment is the letter V.          I thought I’d share some of my Vintage Garden treasures and ephemera, that I have collected and unearthed at antique malls, flea markets, and on eBay. . . this Armour’s…

…and a little flower

       “Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly. . .          one must have sunshine. . .             freedom. . .          and a little flower.”     ~Hans Christian Anderson     For more Weekly Words to Live By, stop by Notes…

Uwharrie Chair

U  is for Uwharrie This week’s letter assignment is the letter U. Uwharrie Chairs  (pronounced you-WAH-ree) are named after the Uwharrie Mountains of the central North Carolina Piedmont region. The Uwharries are some of the oldest in North America and were created from an ancient chain of volcanoes. The 1,000-foot hills of today were  believed to have been…

The Little Things…

       “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault                                       For more Weekly Words to Live By, stop by Notes from A Cottage…