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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Where The Wild Things Grow

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The Roanoke River . Explore Park . Roanoke

Today I am thankful for pretty light! This morning I had to get the boys to school a little earlier than our normal routine. They had to run for their coach so he could record their times...anyway, on our way there the sky was dark grey but the lighting on the ground and mountains looked like a gigantic spotlight was shining down...made for a very pretty drive this morning! I wished I had my camera with me because I wanted to take a picture of everything! Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Black & White Wednesday

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Explore Park . Roanoke

"I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate." Arthur Wing Pinero

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kemp's Ford Schoolhouse

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Explore Park . Roanoke

Originally located near a ford of the Blackwater River in Franklin County and then moved to Explore Park and restored. This little school was in operation from 1860-1935. The region was isolated following the Civil War and changed very little during the time the school was in use. Reports from students of the 1920's mirror the experiences of the 19th century students.

The school was moved to Explore Park thanks to a descendant of a former teacher of the school.

I've shown you the schoolhouse before right HERE

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lovey Dovey

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Explore Park . Roanoke

Those 2 little specks ahead on the pathway are a pair of Mourning Doves...I think they were getting annoyed with us because they thought we were following them...but fact of the matter is they kept going forward on the path that we were taking haha...Mourning Doves always remind me of my grandparent's house...they always liked to hang out there :)

Today I am thankful for the arrival of Spring, finally, today! We get into the 70's at last...jeez I hope it stays!

Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Black & White Wednesday

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Sprinkles Towing & Garage . Fincastle

"I can't imagine there has ever been a more gratifying time or place to be alive than America in the 1950s." Bill Bryson

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Godwin Cemetery & Fincastle United Methodist Church

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Fincastle . Botetourt County

The earliest graves date from the mid 1800's on land purchased by James Godwin for a family graveyard. A portion of his property was deeded to John Slicer in 1891 for his family burials.

The church is Fincastle United Methodist Church. The congregation was formed in 1789. The original building was condemned and torn down with the aid of Oxen teams and replaced with the building of this church in 1840.



I love, love, love this church! I've blogged about the church and the cemetery a few times...you can see those posts HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and last but not least HERE....I need to make some time to get over there and take a walk...finally getting some warm weather by the weekend! Maybe I'll go then!
All of these pictures were taken in April of 2015.

Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Friday, April 6, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 168

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1)
Fiery sunset...

2)
Tan Yur Can...Bedford

3)
Bike parking @ Duke University . Durham . NC

4)
Wilson Hughes Gallery . Roanoke

5)
The Color Purple . Explore Park . Roanoke

Linking up with Tom's Willy Nilly and:
Weekend Reflections
Skywatch Friday
Floral Friday

Have a great weekend :)