Friday, November 21, 2014


These scavenging birds of prey may not be the prettiest creatures, but there is something about them that peaks my interest. They are majestic in a very imposing way.  My husband took these photos during an extremely foggy morning and they turned out great. 
A group of vultures is called a wakecommitteevenuekettle, or volt. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committeevolt, and venue refer to vultures resting in trees. 
Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.

 I like that they chose this gnarly, slightly spooky yet somehow also beautiful hangout. These moments exist all around us...and they are enchanting.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Looking back

I was recently organizing some of our digital photos and found this series of photos that I just love.  My son still has a goofiness and hopefully he keeps this characteristic through his adulthood. 

Time flies! This little kid is now a young teen. It breaks my heart a little.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Vintage Dress Find

This isn't the most glamorous picture, but that's life folks. This dress called my name, fit me perfectly, and was only $10.00. Who could ask for more? The fabric detail is subtle and classic. I just love it.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Autumn's Glory

The leaves are falling all around us. We have had a mixture of chilly days followed by warmth. It's how Autumn is, pushing summer onward and fighting back winter, trying to hold it's own.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Around the house

Returning home always makes me thankful for:  beautiful trees outside of every window, a home that welcomes me and feels like "home". I am so excited for the crispy cold air. It means cranking up the wood stove, cuddling under quilts, and slowing down just a bit.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Colorado - other landmarks

We tried to make the most of our trip and hit some major landmarks that were within an hour or so of where we were staying. 

 We went to "dinosaur ridge"In 1877, some of the best-known dinosaurs were found here, including ApatosaurusDiplodocusStegosaurus, and Allosaurus.

 The Red Rocks Park stage is amazing. My sister in law and her husband saw Hillsong United here. I can't imagine how beautiful that must have been.

We also went to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. It was pretty interesting to see these structures build into the cliffs. It's so hard to imagine what life was like long ago, but this provides a small glimpse into the past world.
Our last hike was to Garden of Gods. My phone died so I didn't get any pictures. It was kind of nice to just hike and enjoy the moment without photographing everything.

We all really enjoyed our visit. My son kept saying he felt like we were on another planet because the trees, rock, mountains...everything is just so different. And, no matter how much my sister in law tried to convince us we should move out there, we all agreed we LOVE where we live and were happy to come back home to the changing leaves of WV.