Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bonds Chapel

This little chapel in the country was built in 1883. It is no longer used for services, but is cared for by an association formed for it's preservation. It sits only about 25 feet off the road, with no real parking area, so although I pass it weekly, this is the first time I've pulled off and taken it's photo, although I've always wanted to.

Someday I'll stop again, and wander through the cemetery with my camera -- there are some old stones there that need to be photographed before they succumb to time and the elements.  

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Kind of Cloudy Day

I admit it, I'm mesmerized by clouds! There's very little breeze today, so these are just hanging a painting in the sky. I don't remember my grade-school science classes on weather, so I had to look them up...I *think* these are of the types of mid-level clouds. No matter what, I enjoy watching them. If they stick around all day, we might have a beautiful sunset tonight!  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Porch Puppy

Our front porch is Mollie's main territory. From this slightly raised vantage point, she can see whatever cars, trucks, bicycles or horses might be planning to ride past our house. Then she will do her beagle-job, and sound the alarm! :-)

She really is a very sweet dog -- but you can probably tell from her expression that she is a little unsure of my camera.

Peace Church's Fall Flowers

Another sign that summer is coming to a close, and fall is just around the corner. All the black-eyed susans have finished blooming, except these two hold-outs. :-)   

There is a group of ladies from our church that do a beautiful job of "beautifying" the outside of our church. As soon as it's warm enough in the spring, they have daffodils blooming, daisy's blooming all summer, and now that summer is winding down and the cooler temperatures are in the air, the chrysanthemums are taking their turn.   

More photos of the mums planted around my church. This variety is so full of blooms, and I just loved their colors and shadings.   

The last shot of the flowers around my church....another variety of purple chrysanthemums. This one has smaller flowers, but the flowers seem to have more petals. Can you tell than I'm *not* a gardener? lol

Monday, September 19, 2011

On High Alert

Mollie is relaxing here on the front porch, but not completely. Some sound in the distance has her attention....should she bark or howl at it? It doesn't take much! :-)  

Friday, September 16, 2011

Somebody Has to go First

We have two Autumn Blaze soft maples in our front yard, and I always enjoy their crimson color in the Fall. This is our first red leaf of the season....I'm sure the rest won't be too far behind. :-)  

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September Sunrise

I'm rarely ready to crawl out of bed on an early morning, but getting to see a sunrise like this one makes me glad I did!  

Monday, September 12, 2011


"Mom -- we have a fire tonight if you want to take some pictures!" Of course I grabbed the camera and headed outside. :-)  

Friday, September 9, 2011

Q is for Quilts

I was afraid that the letter "Q" was going to be difficult, but it turns out that the natural choice was right there staring me in the face! I do not know how to quilt, and don't have a burning desire to learn -- but I have a great appreciation for hand-pieced (and preferably hand-quilted) quilts as works of art. Quilts add such a feeling of comfort and beauty to a room -- I'd love to display them all over our house!  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Half-Way Mark

Today marks the mid-point in my 365 project journey. There are exactly 182 photographs behind me, and 182 photographs ahead, before the project is complete. So here I sit, balancing in the middle. :-)

My hubby showed up last week with a box of fresh peaches that he'd bought at a local farm market. We have been so enjoying them each day. I always crave the first of each fresh fruit and vegetable as it's season comes into it's own: the first strawberries in May/June, the first green beans in June, the first tomatoes and sweet corn in July, and the first peaches in August!