Tuesday, July 23, 2013


I saw Barry walking on the road yesterday, and we chatted for a few minutes.  I drove off, but he ran to catch up to me when I stopped at our mailbox, as he had something else to tell me.  So our conversation continued and turned to life choices.  "You seem pleased with how life has turned out," I said as he stood under the apple tree at the bottom of Firefly Drive. "Hey! What more could I ask for?" he said, gesturing about.  Then I took this picture.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Down by the river

Thanks, again, to Gaelen, Nicole, and friends for hosting another super-fun (despite rain and mud) farm party at Green Toe Ground, including music, dancing, fun in the river, the Farm Olympics (which I got there too late for), and fireworks (which I didn't stay late enough for).

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Why Penland called off the parade

So, Penland was supposed to have the annual parade, ice cream, and fireworks extravaganza on Wednesday night (a day early because we have a scholarship auction on July 4). We had to call it off, because it was like this all day, and it didn't stop.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Festatoa late night

A wider shot from late at night -- Horses of Butter plus Pete and Kim McWhirter.