Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dedication Today

Yesterday, Doc Watson passed away at 7:21 P.M.
at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina.  
Doc was 89 years old...This photo of ours was taken two 
years ago in the heat of summer near a raging stream 
swollen with chocolate rain water of Doc  
singing and playing at a small function in Todd, N.C. 
Oddly, I can hear his notes echoing this day down the halls of heaven. 
Thank you Doc, for all that you said and you did to 
enliven the lives of others. You were 'about' other people and 
although I did not know you well, your devotion to music 
and to serving others conveys to me that you were a truly great man.
(Boone, North Carolina.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

'How Green is my Valley?'

This is a luscious shot of the Appalachian mountains in 
Blowing Rock, North Carolina (this weekend, past.) 
What a lush, green-velvety view!
It was a slightly misty day and the colors were 
muted as they faded on off into the distance.
However, there is (sadly) no way to convey the vast size 
of the mountains here on a mere 8X10 canvas...


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


 Paisley Maxi Dress
(for Barbie)

O.K. (just in case you have been wondering where I have been :-)
So here is my latest project...I (guess) have become a sew-a-holic of sorts; 
always wondering what design is next and what fabric to choose and so on...
Oh no...
I need thread (you get the idea!) I don't know exactly what happened 
to me-except that I was apparently bit by a sewing bug
And how has everyone been lately? 
I love the colors in these dresses. Don't you? 
So retro :-)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Two Offerings


Once a flower in her hair, oh so fair, oh so fair.
Once a flame-fire burning bright, in the night, yes, in the night.
Once a sultry, summer song, now-a dream, all but gone.
Once a singer, once a song-singing praises all day long.
Once a story, once a look, now a few lines in a book.

Now a Poem

Once a flower blooming fair, over there, over there
Once a smile upon her face, lips of red-just a trace
Once a breeze across the way-not today, no-not today
Once a tree grew in the hollow, now it’s gone, fallen, fallen…
Once a dream in my heart, now it’s grown, it’s on its own
Once praise, to my God-now a poem, now-a poem.
Once a sleep at midday, come what may, yes come what may.
Once a tentative, diminutive manner-now a roar, a roar and holler.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On getting off the ground...

Remedy the Tarnation
(on getting off the ground or on 'getting going.')

I am part of my own solution
(although this may cause a revolution, of sorts.)
I know I have warts and some convolution
(but let’s not make this an institution,
So here it is,
part of my Constitution:
I have (thus far) found there is no other
substitution for motion
to rectify constipation (and any stagnation.)
Forward motion will
remedy the tarnation
out of my plight—
rather than staying stuck down in the muck
I will arise and take flight—
take my leave...
with this and  
some other 
up my sleeve.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


HAD to post this! I am singing along and praying with FAITH~~for "STRONGER MUCH!!!"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Good Eats...

Shepherd's Pie with Creamy Potato Topping

Here is a good way to stretch your budget. Presenting: 
Shepherd's pie with puffy potato topping!
It is filled with carrots, corn, peas, baby Lima beans, and 
pepper-jack cheese cubes in a white rue.  
Of course, to suit our complex family needs...
one is vegetarian and one has roasted chicken added.
Hummmm hummmmm good.
Enjoy these photos~wish I could offer you
a slice through the screen y'all!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flaming Peach Bud...

O.K., so God is in all things, even the littlest of things.
(I need) to remember that.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Flower Fun

Caught this beautiful specimen in the rain today! 
And we have had a lot of it! What is it about raindrops pooled 
on a flower that are so intricate and amazing?
Anyway, I love them!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Come on Along!

On our drives into hollows here we encounter 
the most peaceful resting places and 
homesteads that (at one time) were bustling along a 
single lane gravel road. Here is (just) one of them.
There is something about a barn-red house that compels 
a photograph (or two!) Also, the rustic gray small old home 
flanked by trees that were about 4 times its size spoke well to the 
era in which people lived in this place. Come on along! Enjoy. 
Do you feel the peace and quiet of this place?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


 'Salmon' Beauty

We 'caught' this huge salmon azalea bush in the country 
(at a yard sale) with a trickling mountain stream 
and yellow buntings nearby. 
What breathtaking color!

Lois Nancy

This artwork is my mother's. It touches my heart.    (So gentle.)   A thoughtful depiction of something sweet, tiny, and cute.   'Wa...