Monday, November 21, 2011

Veggie Jewelry

Vegetables are not only good to eat, they're nice to wear too! 
This pendant was made by a local artist and for sale at the Kenan's Mill Festival.
What veggie is it???
(Hint...this veggie is not eaten in this color!)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Scripture & a Snapshot, Isaiah 64:8

"But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter;
and we all are the work of thy hand." Isaiah 64:8

Posted at Scripture and a Snapshot

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mailbox Decor

A Scottie, an elephant or a University of Alabama "A" will give your mailbox that personal touch! Handmade from the Heart designs displayed some of its wares last weekend at the Orrville Tractor Show. I suspect that since Iowa State upset Oklahoma State in college football last night that those big red A's will sell really well! The Crimson Tide's dreams of playing in the national championship just got closer.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Popcorn

Puffs of popcorn scatter throughout a deep-blue November sky on a recent chilly Saturday.

More skies at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Midday Siesta

On the other side of this weather-beaten wagon bed, the cattle appear to be having a midday siesta beneath a few mares' tails. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

ABC Wednesday, I Spy RED!

R is the Letter of the Week over at ABC Wednesday, and I spy the color RED!
Actually, I am seeing red here, there and way over yonder! 
Red in the jacket...anything else?
(Click on the photo for a larger version, and I guarantee you will see more red!)
More "R's" over at ABC Wednesday

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tractors on Parade

Over here in Central Alabama, we love our tractors!
No dancers,
just tractors and fire trucks on parade!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

What a Ride!

This fierce mechanical bull didn't scare the dozens of young bull-rider wannabes at the Orrville Tractor Show!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Way Back When

My husband enjoyed seeing this 1962 Farmall tractor at the Orrville Tractor Show on Saturday. 
It's just like the one he used to bale alfalfa hay with way back in the late 1960s and early 70s (when he was a teenager)!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Sunrise before Rain

The sun rose magnificently one day this week before giving way to clouds and rain. 
Then came freezing temperatures!

Follow more skies at Skywatch!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

An Old Millstone

An old millstone serves as an outdoor "sculpture" at Kenan's Mill near Selma.
The mill was built in the 1860s and is opened a few times a year for public tours.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Orrville T-Shirt PR

This T-Shirt is self-explanatory, and the little community 15 miles southwest of Selma is calling all tractors
this Saturday for the annual West Dallas Antique Tractor Show.  
There will be classic cars as well lots of other fun activities. Y'all come!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Lost Angler

Peter E. Mock-Jordan displayed a handcrafted canoe and taught a few fly-casting lessons at the Kenan's Mill Festival.
Mock-Jordan, who grew up in Selma, owns the Lost Angler, which also offers guide service for fishing trips on rivers in Central Alabama. 
More photos on the Kenan's Mill Facebook page!  

Monday, November 7, 2011

Touring Kenan's Mill

Visitors to the Kenan's Mill Festival on Saturday tour the interior and hear how cornmeal was made. This mill was built in the 1860s and ground meal until the 1970s. It was restored by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society, and the grounds can be rented for special events at reasonable rates.  

More photos on the Kenan's Mill Facebook page!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekend Reflections, Autumn

Muted tones of autumn are reflected in Valley Creek. I like how even the Spanish Moss hanging from trees looks so clear  in the water.

See more reflections over at the Weekend Reflections blog meme.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Alabama Fiddler

There's no doubt which team this young fiddler and his grandad will be pulling for tonight! Caleb Bryant has been fiddling since age four and now plays with the bluegrass gospel band Crimsongrass. He entertained the crowd at the Kenan's Mill Festival near Selma today, but tonight he'll be cheering on the No. 2 University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team as it meets the No. 1 Louisiana State University Bengal Tigers. Sportswriters and talkers are calling it the Game of the Century. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Clearing Debris at the Kenan's Mill Spillway

Jim Wood clears log and leaf debris from atop the spillway at Kenan's Mill in preparation for Saturday's festival.
Stone-ground cornmeal and grits will be available for sale, and visitors can tour the mill and see the wheels turn. 
The festival opens at 9 and closes at 5. More info HERE.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

An Autumn Setting

Thanksgiving in the USA isn't far away, and here's one of the tablescapes from our family's feast last year. 
I like the quilt tablecloth and deer antler candelabra.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Y'all Come to the Kenan's Mill Festival!

This festival is always a treat! 

Not only is the food delicious, but the live music is superb, and you get to see cornmeal ground at the 1860's gristmill
Don't forget to buy some! Oh, and  stone-ground grits are for sale too!

Cross the swinging bridge across Valley Creek to see the old brick kiln, but if you'd rather not take that challenge,
head back across the iron bridge to take the trail from there.
Tour the miller's house, then sit upon a bale of hay 
or your lawn chair and listen to the music!

Kids and adults will both enjoy tractor-pulled hayrides, and somewhere in the midst of all this,
a team of investigators will share their findings of unusual sights and sounds at Kenan's Mill. 
You might be surprised...or NOT!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Theme Day, Fences

It's November Theme Day, and the feature is FENCES. Down South, decorative fences are often used for decorating, and last spring,
I captured this colorful quilt on the ArtsRevive terrace fence. The occasion was StreetFest

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