Thursday, December 8, 2016


I was just thinking....

It's time for some FENCES. I so seldom see a good fence anymore but do have some in my picture archives. Let's see what I can find this morning. How about some cemetery fences?

This one encircles the large cemetery downtown Suffolk, Virginia. 

                                     and this one is around a cemetery in Edenton, North Carolina. 

Both cemeteries are very old and most interesting to wander about in. Do you have cemeteries like that where you live? Have you ever just meandered around, looking at the tombstone?

I started doing that, looking in old cemeteries, when I did genealogy. It's amazing what you can find there. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Growing Old Healthy (and gracefully, too)

I have, in the past, posted about Growing Old Gracefully and then I sort of stopped. Not that I have given up the idea of getting the most out of what life I will have allotted me. But, I recently realized that growing old gracefully isn't gonna mean a whole hill of beans if we aren't healthy. 

Now, I admit I have had health issues over the years (cancer, knee replacements, high cholesterol and now some blood pressure issues but hey, I am  coming up on my 83rd birthday (Jan. 6th) so I am not doing too badly. 

But, I decided that I need to grow old as healthy as I could be. So, I have adopted a healthy eating plan which includes consuming lots of green leafy vegetables,  colorful veggies, fruit and lots of beans of all kinds. Oh, and nuts, too. I'm either going to turn into a rabbit or a squirrel, not sure which. But, I do feel better, am more energetic and have lost a bit of weight. 

I don't miss my meat, sugar, sweet tea, white bread or dessert. The world may come to an end!! Me, without sweet tea? 

Just thought I'd give you a little update on where I am in my growing old stage! I am hoping to have my daughter Marie from It's a Colorful World blog join me in our quest to feel better. 

                   How about you? What's your favorite way to be healthier? I'd love to hear about it. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bottles and Blossoms

For Sunday Sketches and Paint Party Friday today I have one old pastel and one old oil. 

      Can't wait to see what everyone else has done on those memes. 

Some old glass bottles

and sprigs of apple blossoms in the spring 

Have you drawn anything this week? We'd love to see it.