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Remember your Angels are Watching

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Saturday Photo Hunt

We love Saturday Photo Hunt click
here for a list of words
Today's word is....


At breakfast, after I have determined that there will be no bacon or
any other delicious crumbs falling into my plate or bowl....

 I move my starving body to the bed to dream about my next meal 
In my wildest dreams I smell the lovely aroma of crispy bacon....::sighs::

Friday, October 14, 2016

This Moment,See Beautiful: Frescoes

On September 15, 2016 we visited
St. Mary's Church, one of the two churches where you can see 
the most beautiful Fresco Paintings by Ben Long.

One of West Jefferson’s most visited attractions! The fresco paintings, housed in the Episcopal Parish of the Holy Communion, were created by North Carolina native Ben Long in 1974. Ben returned to the church in 2012 and touched up the paintings that were still in their original state. “Mary, Great with Child,” "John the Baptist," and “The Mystery of Faith” grace the sanctuary. Creations by Long’s students also line the walls of this early 20th century church. These paintings draw thousands of tourists each year in one of the most unique displays of artwork ever created. There is no charge to enter the church.

Definition of a Fresco
a painting done rapidly in watercolor on wet plaster on a wall or ceiling, so that the colors penetrate the plaster and become fixed as it dries.
plural noun: frescoes
    • the fresco method of painting, used in Roman times and by the great masters of the Italian Renaissance including Giotto, Masaccio, and Michelangelo.

  1. Below you will find photos I took of the frescoes and the beautiful stained glass in St. Mary's Church.  No words are needed for the pictures...we hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Mary Great with Child

John The Baptist

The Mystery of Faith

Click here  the two Churches, St. Mary's and  Holy Trinity Church.
This site tells you about each painting and about Ben Long the painter.

Stained Glass Windows in St. Mary's
I love glass of all kinds especially stained.  These were magnificent.  The sun was bright
the day we visited too

 close up of the window above...look at the butterfly
The details on each window were amazing. You can enlarge by clicking on the

Click here  the two Churches with Fresco paintings in West Jefferson, St. Mary's and  Holy Trinity Church.
This site tells you about each painting and about Ben Long the painter.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday:R

I bet'cha you were not expecting to see me all gussied up!!

Today's post is brought to you by the letter

We are not writing a poem (I hear clapping).  We are using R words that are meaningful to us.

Of course my guy Raz comes to mind first!!

Ravishingly handsome
Always thoughtful
Zippity do dah is what I say

is another r word near to our hearts.
Many furiends have been rescued and found loving homes.
Excellent care
Unconditional love
Eternal hope

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday Garden Tour

Recently Mr. Green Jeans (if you were born in the late 40's to mid 50's you know who  he is if not Google it)  aka Dad came home with this box of plants and flowers.

The black cat is my snoopervision understudy

I thought it looked pretty nice just like it was but Dad had other plans.

This lady got a new hair style...she is now sporting a 'do' of Ajuga

She has company of Black eyed Susans, panises and some perennials

The happy pumpkin/witch lantern is on the front porch now
and our tin pumpkin is living in the bed of periwinkle

I heard a faint Ut oh from the out of doors.  Dad thought he bought more plants
than he had pots...but Mom found this lovely green ceramic pot.
Here is a close up both are in the Heuchera Hybrid family
The green is called Lime Rickey the reddish one is Berry Smoothie
they sound good enough to drink!!

Mom and I think Dad is King of Potted plant arrangements

This concludes the tour; however, there will be at least one more after Dad finds just the right
plant for the planters on the deck. Our house faces north so we don't get lots of sun for in ground
plants. Everything we buy is either partial sun or shade loving.

Thank you for taking the tour

PS thankfully Hurry cane Matthew did not destroy any of our plants.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday Monsters

Subtitle: Fuzzy heads and bad hair days!!

Yes there are a few tufts of hair out of place....

Mom loves the creativity of the J Crew windows at the mall.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Easy Sunday Selfie and Plates

We are glad to see the sun today.  Yesterday was horrible!!
Power is back on and we have no damage lots of clean up though, that I will snoopervise
Mom's shirt says Must love Cats. Since you can't see the word cats...she changed it.
I am leaning against mom's arm ...I do that a lot and she says it is almost as good a being in her lap.
? indicates we are clueless as to the meaning

#1 is from my friend Mad Snapper
1. PMS666, Well we all know what PMS stands for and 666 is the sign of the devil
2. ISLNDGRI, Island Girl
3. Gypsy
4. NCSUSUSU, N C State University, Guess they added susu to be different
5. WOF-PACK, another version of NCSU fan vanity plates.  We have a gazillion versions here since
NCSU is in Raleigh.
6. CHEMFEM,  a gal who likes chemistry
7. DAUGHTR+, Daughter Plus
8. SHUFLIN, Shuffling 
9. 10ANY1, Tennis anyone
8 and 9 from Frankie and Ernie
11. BAD71ELK?
12. DEBSCAR, Deb's car
13. GR8Bite, Great Bite. Maybe a dentist
14. 2MOODE4U To moody for you
15. KAMLY MOM, Maybe Family Mom?
18. EKMG?
20. CMRAGIRL, Camera Girl
21. NCAGAIN, Maybe moved back to NC
22. IIIIILS, Maybe Roman numerials.
23. LATE
25. LV2NRORO, Love 2??????
26. COLERVEN, Cool rving?
30. BABYHUEY, on a blue truck
31. NOWURYZ, No worries
32. VACO?
33.GOTMUZIC, Got music
34. PACKVAN, another NC State Fan
35. CNMAGIK, Cinema geek?
36. RZRBKFAN, Razorback Fan (Arkansas)
37. THX2HP, Thanks to Hewlett Packard?
38. GODZILLA on a Nissan sports car
39. FEEONA, Fiona?
40. LANDLOCK,  Land lock not near any body of water
41. ZIPTDUDA, Zippty doo dah, from movie Song of the South
42. HUGNU?