Friday, November 17, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 152

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A bird nest on my back porch over the summer...aren't birds amazing that they build these perfect little nests without hands?!

A blackberry bush in my backyard...yum!

My sweet boy Ozzy is very nosy ;)

South 16 Apartments downtown...aren't they colorful?

You can lose your shirt but never lose hope...found at Day Creek...

That's my 5 this week friends! Hope to see you join in! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others as time allows! Thanks for visiting and thanks for joining! Have a great weekend!

Running out the door...Friday's are early breakfast at school for the boys to eat with their team...playoff game #2 tonight against Magna Vista...this team kicked them out of States a couple of years back so should be a good game! Won last week's playoff 51-7!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wholesale Row

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Downtown Roanoke

Looking at the backside of the Roanoke Warehouse Historic District, also known as "Wholesale Row".

Today I am thankful for early morning texts from my daughter Ashlyn! Her boyfriend's best friend found one of the rocks I had hidden for our Facebook group Botetourt Rocks so she texted to let me know he found my rock's a small world! Also thankful for sunshine! It's going to be a beautiful fall day with lots of sun and blue skies!

Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday :)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Black & White Wednesday

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Fincastle . Botetourt County

This is the old Fincastle jail built in 1897...I've shown it to you a few times, you can get a closer look HERE ...Fincastle is one of my favorite towns in Botetourt...I've mentioned that a time or 2 :)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

1905 Farmhouse

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4890 Mountain Pass Road . Troutville

I drive past this old farmhouse daily...there used to be people who lived here not too long ago but then I started noticing that it is vacant the past few months. Behind it is a newer "subdivision" with big shiny houses on bigger lots for folks that want that "country living" kind of life without all the hassles of country living I guess...I wonder if the land where the new houses are built once belonged to this farmhouse, which it probably did...I read on the Zillow description that the house and land were sold at auction...I'm worried now for this cute little old farmhouse...I hate to think that whoever bought the land to build would tear this place that holds so many memories down, but we've all seen that happen all to often so I stopped yesterday to take a picture just in many times I mean to take a picture of something and then it's gone before I take the time to do it :(

The view looking out from the front yard of the farmhouse...that's a treasure in itself!

HERE'S the Zillow page for the little house with pictures if you want to check it out!

Linking up with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Monday, November 13, 2017

Downtown View

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Glass enclosed pedestrian bridge . Roanoke

I've probably shown you this view a few times but I can never resist to take a picture when I'm here...I love how everything reflects in the glass of the pedestrian bridge and downtown always looks so colorful...the mountain straight ahead is Mill Mountain where the STAR is...

Linking up with Mersad's Through My Lens

Friday, November 10, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 151

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Just a girl...with a ferret

The Roanoke River @ Explore Park

Slick ride...

Cute artwork created by talented students...

My favorite players...tonight is our first playoff game...the high is only in the 40's today with the low in the 20's! It's going to be cold tonight!

That's my 5 this week!! Please join in! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 9, 2017


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Downtown Roanoke

"It's a crack, I'm back yeah standing
On the rooftops shouting out,
Baby I'm ready to go
I'm back and ready to go
From the rooftops shout it out....."

If I say the word "rooftops" I start singing this song in my head instantly haha

Today I am thankful for the older generation with stories to tell! On Tuesday I worked the polls and was at the ballot station with another lady. We had a lot of time together and she told me so much about the history of our county, Botetourt...her great grandparents settled here and it was so interesting to just listen to her tell me about the early days and the original families here! Listen up to these people, they have so much to share!

Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday

Have a great day!