Monday, December 8, 2014

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Apples, oranges, lemons and limes lend color and natural "flavor" 
to Sturdivant Hall's Christmas Open House.
 Decorator Rebecca Bond Nichols of Shabby & Chic Events/Rentals
 added magnolia and native greenery, along with candles and lanterns
 to complete this mantel display.   

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ribbons and Wreaths

Sturdivant Hall  glowed Thursday night for its annual Christmas Open House. 

Ribbons and greenery hung on the front gate, and garlands and wreaths
 welcomed guests to its great front porch.

Linking to Good Fences

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sunshine Cottage

Sunshine Cottage in the Old Town Historic District may just have
 the most cheerful exterior around,
 and it's perfect for Monday's Mellow Yellows meme!

Thanks to guest photographer Christine Weerts for this photo!

Linking to 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Skywatch, Cotton Field Sunset

Can a field of cotton get any more stunning?
 That deep red sunset sure makes a it stand out!

Thanks to Christine Weerts, guest photographer!

Linking to Skywatch Friday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Signs, Signs: Bama's Back!

So, with a win over No. 1 Mississippi State last weekend, Bama is back
 to the top of the College Football Playoff rankings,
 and I imagine that craftsmen of signs like these
 will be selling even more! 

This sign was for sale at the Orrville Tractor Show.

Linking to Signs, Signs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

S is for Smokey the Bear

It's "S" Week at ABC Wednesday, and SMOKEY the Bear hopped aboard
 the back of this fire truck for the parade at the Orrville Tractor Show. 

The annual event attracts thousands on what usually
 turns out to be a beautiful fall Saturday.

Linking to ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Autumn Colors at The Brownstone Manor

Autumn colors were brilliant at The Brownstone Manor this year.
 Our world in the Deep South changed quickly,
 and this morning we are shivering 25-degree F cold!

Guest Photo by Christine Weerts

Linking to Our World Tuesday

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Maples Have It!

It's been an unusally short but gorgeous fall this year, and the changing colors
 of maple leaves were caught on camera by Christine Weerts.
 From green to yellow to scarlet,
 the maples may have won "Best of Show!"

Sadly, early freezes have claimed most of Selma's leaves already! 
 But I'll be posting more fall colors to help work our way
 through the hit of possible record cold temperatures this week. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Tractors Will Roll

Antique tractors will roll Nov. 8 at the  
Sponsored by by the Orrville Volunteer Fire Department in cooperation
 with several other rural fire departments, the event also features
 live music and lots and lots of food.
 It is held at the Orrville Community Center. 

For info about the Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement Co., click HERE.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Covered in Cotton

What could be more beautiful than a field of cotton and a perfect October Day?

This cotton was grown in South Dallas County.
 The picture was taken by Olivia Watts and was originally posted
 to Facebook where it is drawing lots of likes and comments. 

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