Thursday, July 18, 2013

We Took The Road Called Back of The Dragon

When dealing with medical insurance in the USA you have to go with a medical provider that accepts your insurance policy. Unfortunately in SW Virginia most local medical providers do not accept our brand of insurance so for specialized treatment we have to travel. For my yearly well women’s check up I had to travel an hour and 20 minutes over the mountain. Jim very gallantly drove me and I am thankful he did. We took the road called Back of the Dragon through Hungry Mother Park. Those roads twist and curve like no other I have seen!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

What A Lady Indeed


I thought I would miss the seasonal flowers in The UK. They announce each season with their beautiful blooms. And if I am honest, I do miss the late winter Crocus and Snowdrop, and the early Spring bluebell! I have been amazed by the parade of flowers in Virginia though. It’s like they pass the baton in a glorious marathon of bloom. This beauty is called Naked Lady because it is all flower and no leaf. What a Lady in deed.


Surrounded by trees I am always concerned about falling limbs and not without good cause. This aged cherry fell across the back of the green lane. Thankfully no one was around to get hurt.


This is a welcomed sight. One of my fave soft fruits. Great in apple and blackberry crumble.


This is our vegie garden. Lot’s going on here!