Sunday, January 22, 2017

A Dog Sketch

Sunday morning and time for Sketches

I spent time in Alabama visiting my son and during the quiet days when he was at work, I enjoyed my new art supplies that I got for Christmas.


 Here is one of the things I did.


I have a funny story that goes with the sketch above. My son has a little terrier (abt. 11 lbs. so she's small) and one morning she came into the bedroom where I was lying in bed and I saw her wander over to a tote I had sitting on the floor. She sniffed it. Did I leave some food in that tote, I wonder? 

Then she backed up and started growling. Hmmm... what is in that tote? So, I get up to see. The above sketch was lying on the top of the stuff in there. I just laughed and laughed. Silly dog! 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day Five

1. What a day this is! I intend to be 'glued' to the television, watching the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. Regardless of who you voted for, this is part of our history, part of our democracy and needs to be honored as such.

2. Loved the green dress and coat Ivanka Trump had on yesterday. That gal knows how to dress!!



3. I am still not well from having bronchitis. Me and Barbara Bush are having a tough time of it!

4. On another note. It is good to be home after being with my son in Alabama for 3 weeks. But, I miss him and his little dog, Sadie.



5. My final five today is the biggest prayer I can give. And, that is that this new President is always safe, makes great decisions that America needs to be great again. I pray for the new vice-president, as well and all those taking office in our land. I pray for unity in this country. I am ashamed of the 'hissy fits' that are being thrown by adults who should know better. I pray that peace will come to us, the world over.  May God watch over us all.



joining with Willy Nilly Friday Five - Five On Friday

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Do You Know What This is?

While on our journey getting me back home from my stay with son Michael in Alabama.....

We were taking a sightseeing trip through the Nantahala section of the Great Smoky Mountains and found this treasure. Just had to share it with Tom at Treasures.

We started seeing this wooden platform running along the side of the hill. (You can slightly see it mid-picture) and we followed it for miles and miles and miles.


What was it? We decided it was a foundation for a train track. What do you think it is?

We found an open place with a much better view. We still weren't sure...


and finally we came upon a small TVA (that's Tennessee Valley Authority) electric plant.

The structure was a water flume, bringing water down the mountain to help make electricity.