Monday, May 27, 2013


As we've been working around our property we have found some interesting things.

Like grave markers. One of the previous owners was a lapidarist. Since there are parts of two markers we believe that he was making these, and something went wrong. Either he broke them because there was a mistake, or they broke while he was working on them.

We also find these cut and partially polished bits of stone as we work the yard. I think they might be agate, but I'm no expert on stone.

There are lots of plants growing that I can't identify. I am hesitant to weed them out of the yard because they might be wonderful finds. These two have begun to bloom. Aren't they pretty?

An update on Motorcycle Dude. Here is a picture of one of the staging areas for the parade through Washington D.C.. They had the parade Sunday, May 26th.

He's on his way home. There is a swing through North Carolina so that he and his friend can ride The Tail of the Dragon. The website says "318 curves in 11 miles." I'm glad it's him and not me.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


One thing I never expected to develop attitude was my cell phone.
However, it has recently decided that it no longer likes to receive calls from other cell phones. It only likes calls from landlines.

I have owned iPhones since Apple first started making them. I've never had even a second of trouble with them. Until now, that is.

I must say that AT&T has been very good about helping me. They sent out a new SIM card. I just have to wait for them to activate it. Then we can see if it will give my phone an attitude adjustment.

An update on my Motorcycle Dude. There he is with his yellow Goldwing.

He is amid the army of Motorcycle Dudes, and Dudettes. He says they have about 800 bikes riding with them right now. They pick up more everyday.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

And, He's Off!

This afternoon Motorcycle Dude left for a long motorcycle trip. He's participating in the Run for the Wall, 2,320 miles to Washington, DC.
Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists are riding to DC to view the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. The culmination of the ride is a parade through the streets of DC.

He's been wanting to do this for years. This is the 25th anniversary of the Run for the Wall, and it seemed like a good time to participate.

Have fun, Honey!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Wow! Our neighbor gave us twelve cuttings from his blackberry plants. He said, "It's easy. Just bury them and keep them wet.

We watered daily. Necessary in our sandy soil, though tough on the water bill.

We mulched with leaf litter from my friend's yard. We waited, and waited. They got more and more shriveled. But, can you see the touch of green at the base of that cane?

Wow! Leaves! Maybe we'll get berries in a year or so. Yum, blackberry pie. Blackberry jam with hot biscuits. Yum.

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