Saturday, October 31, 2009


Deer, deer and more deer.
Oh dear!
The deer are plentiful in
Canaan Valley Resort.
You have to drive slowly.
Most people stop and take photos.
Of course the deer are looking for food...
but....feeding deer is not allowed.
I must admit that I have been guilty
in the past of feeding the deer.
Below are some of the photos of deer that I took.

Aren't they just adorable.
I love watching the deer.
I don't know how anyone could shoot
one other than with a camera.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Missy loves to go for walks.
While we stayed at Black Bear Resort,
she and I took several walks around the area.
Of course I took my camera.
Below are some signs we saw.

I loved the golden foliage.

At the bottom of the next photo
is Missy...always sniffing at something.

Below is a shot of the gazebo at the pond.
A view from inside the gazebo.

A view of the inn.

And last, a view of our cabin.

Hope you enjoyed our walks.
Will be back soon with another tid bit.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


October is my favorite month of the year.
Not only because I love the fall weather,
but because it holds some special days.
It is the month we take our fall vacation....
which I look forward to all year.
October 8th is our wedding anniversary.
It was our 43rd this year.
October 31st is my youngest daughter's wedding anniversary.
October 23rd is my youngest daughter's birthday.
October 22nd is her youngest daughter's birthday.
Marlee turned 13!
She has grown into a very pretty young girl.

For her birthday, her sister, Shayna....
our young artist,
painted a portrait of Marlee.
She did this in her art class at school.
She took a picture of Marlee with her to school.
Marlee was seven years old in the picture.
By looking at the picture, she painted the
portrait onto canvas and gave it to her
for her birthday.
I think she did a good job.
The picture below is of Marlee
holding the portrait.

Below is a picture of Shayna
with the portrait.
They are both pretty girls....
my granddaughters.
I'm so proud of them.

What do you think?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The town of Davis is a very small, old mountain town. On the main street going through the town, the buildings are very old and consist of restaurants, bed and breakfast, and other tourist attractions. There is one old building that I just had to take a photo of. The building contains the Davis Post Office and The National Bank of Davis, as well as housing other businesses.

What is so interesting about this building, is the side view.

Do you see that tree growing out of the chimney? I wasn't the first to notice it, but John brought it to my attention. Obviously the chimney is no longer used....but, I wonder why the are leaving the tree growing there? You'd think that the roots would eventually cause the stones to break apart, or maybe the roots are just growing straight down the chimney.

Monday, October 19, 2009


This is my second tid bit of information about my vacation.
We stayed at Black Bear Resort, which is located in Canaan Valley.
Canaan is not pronounced like the Canaan in the Bible.
The accent is on naan and all a's are long a's.

You can go here to learn more about Canaan Valley.

I always have to take a picture of Blackwater Falls. I have many good memories of times in the past that we stayed in the cabins at Blackwater Falls State Park. Our grandson always went with us when he was just a little boy....oh, how the time has flown by.

On this visit, we noticed that the park is in the process of building more cabins.

You can visit here and here to learn more about the park.

That is my tid bits for today....more to follow.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


We got home from vacation yesterday. I had a very good time and will share a photo and tid bit with you each day.

The first interesting thing I want to share is a photo of a road sign that just blessed me. The sign is located on the same road as the resort where we stayed. If you can't read it, click on it to enlarge. When I saw this I just couldn't come home without a photo of it.

Canaan Valley in Tucker county of West Virginia is my favorite place to visit. I have even said that I would love to live there. I love the terrain, the wildlife, the beauty, the peacefulness....just everything about it.

I'll be back tomorrow with another photo and interesting tid bit.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


When I was a kid.....
a long, long time ago....
I remember that we had a
subscription to a magazine called
"The Saturday Evening Post".
Each magazine's cover was a painting
by Norman Rockwell.
Do any of you remember those magazines?
I recently helped a friend get ready to
move back to her home in Maryland.
She gave me a few of her things that
she wasn't going to take with her.
Below is a photo of a
Norman Rockwell
collector's plate....
"An American Mother".

I think it is really nice.
I must clear off a spot to display it.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I just must do some more bragging.
My oldest granddaughter, Shayna,
who is 16 and a junior in high school,
is very talented.
She plans to be an art teacher.
Below are a couple of photos
that she downloaded from her phone
onto my computer today
when she visited.
The first is an oil painting of a pear.
It sure does look like a pear...
very good.

The second is a self portrait.
It was done by pasteing
pieces of newspaper together.
This just amazed me.
I want to see the real thing,
not just the photo of it,
but she doesn't have it.
She entered it in a contest
at Marshall University
in Huntington, WV.
She was the only one in her class
to submit an entry.
Her teacher said that it was good
and should be entered.

Have you ever seen anything like this?
Isn't it good!

I am just so, so proud of my granddaughters.

Each of them are talented.

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