Sunday, November 2, 2014

OLD FARMER'S 2015 ALMANAC

Here in the Southeast, at least in Atlanta, 
we have skipped Fall and went straight into Winter. 
I brought the orchids inside the beginning of October when the night-time temps dipped below 50 degrees.
They actually do better inside during the winter,
 than outside in the tree for the summer. 
Winter is expected to be another cold one in the eastern half 
to two-thirds of the nation.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Map 
for this Winter shows Georgia as cold and dry!
Friday night, Danny and I brought in the rest 
of the plants that were hanging 
in the tree and on the porch. 
We had some snow flakes on Saturday morning before daylight - 
Augie had to go out. 
This morning - the roof had heavy frost, as did my Knock-Out Roses.  
I'm ready for my winter wardrobe, 
but sure would like to have 
some autumn weather first. 

picture and forcast from - http://www.almanac.com/content/2014%E2%80%932015-winter-weather-forecast-map-us
copied - Nov. 2, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MY LITTLE TREE HUGGER : -}}

My Little Tree Hugger!!
Hurry Augie!! Sadie will beat you!
And she did!  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

WILLIAMS CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH - DAR MEMORIAL SERVICE 2014

At a Church nearly as old as the country itself, members of the Burkhalter Chapter, William Marsh Chapter and Sequoyah Chapter NSDAR gathered to honor and remember DAR Patriot Joel Walker 
and his family.
The original 1787 Williams Creek Church was built
on lower ground next to the creek 
with the cemetery. 
Click here to read
This stone marker was placed in loving memory of:
 Joel Walker (1756-1800) DAR Patriot,
his wife- Holly Berry Persons Walker (1765-1846)
their daughter- Cynthia Walker Brown
(1799-1834)
and Holly's Mother- Prudence Jones Person Bass
(1740-1798).
All buried in the original cemetery by the creek.
Members of the William Marsh Chapter NSDAR.
Athen's Bagpiper David Gregory played
throughout the service.
Presentation of Flags.
Opening Prayer by OB McCorkle,
NSDAR State of Georgia Chaplain
.
The Biography of the Ancestral Journey was given by Reba Phillips Welch,
Historian of the William Marsh Chapter NSDAR.
A brief Biography of our common 
Great Grandmother,
Prudence Jones Person Bass (1740-1798). 
"Standing on the Promises of God,"
Laying of the Wreaths, 
Salute to the Stone
and "Amazing Grace" was played.
TAPS, 
then the Retirement of the Flags.
You don't choose your Family,
They are God's gift to you!
You live as long as you are remembered! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014 SPLISH SPLASH DOGGIE BASH!


It's that time of year again for Augie and Riggins! 
 Our 4th annual Splashiest end-of-summer 
event at Piedmont Park in Atlanta.
Piedmont Park has done this for 25 years! 
They close the pool to people and 
open it for the Dogs!
The proceeds benefit and maintain the 3 acre, fenced-in Piedmont Dog Park.
 Mom is teaching Riggs to fly and 
 to swim!! 
"I promise you Buddy, No more flying ------
this year!"
There were big dogs,

and little dogs.
Not so nice barking dogs, 
and jumping dogs.
Prissy Jack Russels wearing pink,
and adorable Bull Dogs wearing orange.

Old dogs vegging out. 
Dogs with Humans,

Humans with Dogs. 
See you Dogs next year!! 
On our way out-
GO, DOGS, GO! 
A beautiful day to spend in the Park!
IF, you live in the Atlanta area, 
Piedmont Park has this Splish Splash every first weekend in October.
Hope to see you there! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

DANCING BABIES

What could be more fun than watching 
Toddlers banging on sticks, sitting in your lap 
& keeping time to music?
Sadie attends a Music Class for Babies and Toddlers at the MUSIC TOGETHER METRO ATLANTA
It was fun watching the little ones truly respond to the singing and playing different musical instruments. 
Sadie loved the sing-a-longs to easy and fun songs that all the adults knew.
The hour flew by and before you knew it,

 it was time to go home and take a nap!! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

SEE ROCK CITY

If you remember seeing barns painted 
with "SEE ROCK CITY"
through out the country side - 
you're dating yourself :-}}.
Clark Byers painted over 900 barn roofs 
in 19 states from 1935 to 1969. 
My Mom's family lives in Indiana & Illinois and 
some of my Dad's family lives in Knoxville.
Being born and raised in Florida, 
I remember passing these works of art vividly 
on our yearly trips to and from the north. 
 The rock gardens contain hundreds of labelled local trees and plants and continues to be well kept.
You follow the trail at your own leisure and I suggest that you are comfortable with a lot 
of walking up and down rocky, uneven steps.
The giant rock formations are spectacular as you go through several suck-your-gut-in sections.
If you aren't fond of swinging bridges,
take the path to the right that follows solid ground.
Lover's Leap
On a clear day you can allegedly see Georgia (Rock City is in Ga.), Tennessee, Alabama, North & South Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia.
(Maybe if the earth was flat!) 

Loving me some tall, 
awesome trees!
On the left side of Lookout Mountain, 
you can see the Indian Head 
and a view of High Falls.
As a child, I remember the Fairyland Caverns 
and Mother Goose Village.  
It's still there - and still decorated with blacklights. 
Rocky City is a rugged, beautiful walk through the rocks.  Children will love it as much as adults.
While on Lookout Mountain, 
we rode the Incline Railway down 
to the bottom and back up.
The scenic ride is on a trolley type car that goes straight up and down 
the side of the mountain at a 72.7% grade. 
The trolley has large observation windows 
for gorgeous vista views 
of the Chattanooga Valley.   

Weeeeeeeeee! 

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