Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Lisa' and Donaldo's Adventure in El Salvador.....CA

The next fifteen pictures are some of the adventures of their El Salvador trip in Oct. 2006. Keep on scrolling and you will see them all. This one is where they started to the place no one had ever been before. It is an island with a huge mound of dirt and all kinds of broken pottery. I wonder what is under the dirt?????

Mangrove Adventure

Keep on scrolling down.....

The Adventure Begins.....

Lisa and Donaldo walked two hours in this mangrove in ElSalvador, Central America. More pictures follow....

The Mangrove...in ElSalvador......

This seems to be getting more difficult each moment......

The Adventure Continues......

Here's Lisa and her husband walking in the mangrove. An "unplanned" adventure. I think Lisa was worried about her 30.00 Mary Jane Crocs more than she was the "crocs" in the water that could have bitten off her leg. She said nobody had better not EVER call her "chicken" again. She also asked her husband if he knew of another woman anywhere that would do what she was doing, and he said "No". Then he said, "Yes, I do.......your Mama would do it". He's probably right!!!!!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Light at The End of the Tunnel.....
Still trudging along in the mangrove.

An Island....

This is the place they landed on after walking through the mangrove for two hours.
This is what they saw when they were back on land....all kind of broken pottery and shells. No one has been here before.....they say!

Some more scenes in ElSalvador.....

Look for the bird in tree. Don't know what kind it is
Catus....growing in the wild.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Lisa With The Monkeys....

Here is my daughter in ElSalvador, Central America with the monkeys. They are monkeys in the wild. She fed them bananas and had to rush to get back in the car when all the bananas were gone. She said they would attack you . That is her husband beside her.....(another monkey) LOL just kidding Donaldo.....

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Tulip Quilt Barn....

I love the setting of this barn. I made the picture early one morning. the sun is coming up behind the barn. You can see the frost on the grass and the baled hay. It is also in Grainger County, near Lisa.
Grainger County Tulip Barn......

Friday, October 27, 2006

Quilt Barn For The Day!

This Quilt Barn is in Grainger Co. That is where Lisa lives. I made the picture early one morning when I was taking Lucas to school. When I got back home that morning, I forgot to turn the lights off on my car, and when I started back to get him that afternoon, by car wouldn't start. Luckily, Donaldo had left the keys to his truck on his dresser, but I had a few anxious moments.
Close Up of barn in Grainger County.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Red Barn With Quilt.....

This red barn is on highway 11W in Hawkins county. I like this one, but I'm saving my favorite one until the end
The Clinch Mountains are in the background.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Another Quilt Barn.....

This one is also in Hawkins County. Sometimes they are far off the road and I can't get close enough to get a good picture. I have to be careful that I don't get run over.
Close Up of Hawkins County Quilt Barn.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sunset at Lisa's.....

A break from the Quilt Barns. I made this picture one evening about 6:00. I love it!!! God surely did good with His paint brush this time!!!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Quilt Barn For The Day!!!!

Except it isn't a barn. It is a gallery, pottery place and a cafe which is called "Sweet Tooth Cafe." Mr. Blogger wouldn't let me post two pictures together today, so if you will scroll down, there are three pictures of this place. It is in Hawkins County, TN. , and is just off highway 11w. Note the color of the shutters, each one being a different color and matching the quilt. This is one of my favorites so far.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

My stay on the farm.....

We had a wonderful week at my daughter's farm and with the boys. Time flew by as we stayed busy every minute. I made goat cheese four different times. One time, I had to climb up in the top of the barn because the hay that had been put down for me was gone. I wish you could have seen me up in the top of that barn. Talk about keeping you young! The color of the leaves were georgous there. I have never seen them so vibrant. Lisa had forgotten to move her big plant indoors that she calls "Big Dave" He is to big for me to move, so every night I put him to bed with a big blanket over him. It was in the twenties one night. The animals love me because I always take them loads of apples and they know what I am going to do when they see me coming. Ryan called me after I got home and said they were crying for me. Lisa brought back some beautiful pictures and a lot of "goodies" from ElSalvador. They had a wonderful trip, but said they missed us! I'm glad they are home and all is well. Claudia, I want you to know, I had you on my mind...especially on the twentieth. I'm glad you don't have to have heart surgery! Everything is going to be alright! Dot, scroll down, I have started posting the quilt barns again. Grammie, I know Owen must be growing in leaps and bounds as well as your love for him! Teresa, I was down in your neck of the woods...isn't everything beautiful?????? And to everybody.....have a blessed day and rejoice in Him!!!!!

Appalachain Quilt Trail.....More to come!

This barn is at Allendale in Kingsport TN. This is one of many pictures I made this past week. I will try to post one a day until I get them all. Now, I have my grandchildren looking for quilt barns.
Close Up of quilt barn at Allendale, Kingsport, TN

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Going to be away until the 20th of Oct.

Bill and I are going to Lisa's today to stay until the 20th. I won't get to post any pictures on my blog during that time, but I am going to find all the quilts I can while I am gone. There are some beautiful ones in Grainger County. Lisa and her husband are going to Elsalvador, Central America. I will be baby sitting her farm and having fun with the boys. Everyone take care!!!!! Will have a lot of pictures when I return. God Bless!!!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Fall Color Almost at its Peak......

We were still in Ashe County NC when I made this one.

Quilt Barn in Doe Valley

This one is not very bright. The sun wasn't in the right place. And I don't know the name of the quilt. It almost looks like the one in Trade. TN. Some kind of star. that's all I know!
Doe Valley Quilt Barn!

Farm in Ashe county NC

I think this farm is on Big Laural Rd. in Ashe County. This is where we stopped and ate our sandwich and stretched our legs. It was so peaceful!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Another Quilt Barn....

This quilt is called Lemoyne Star.....The barn is located in Trade, TN. which is about 12 0r 15 miles east of Mountain City. I love this pattern. It makes me want to make a quilt!
Close up of Lemoyne Star.

South Holston Lake....Sullivan County, TN

This is the first picture I made yesterday before starting up the mountain to see the leaves. It is just past the bridge on highway 421.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Following The Quilt Trail....

Well, we drove across the mountain today. Among the most beautiful leaves, I found four more quilt barns. This one is in Shady Valley, TN. The quilt is Cathedral Window. Note the abandoned tractor in the foreground. My pictures are clear until I post them to blogger and then they become blurry. I don't know why. Scroll down for a close up......
Close up of Cathedral Window. This is the Buckles Barn on Hwy. 421.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Why Cats Hate Halloween....

This is for you Dot. I loved the dog pictures!!!!!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Appalachain Quilt Trail.....

You see these quilt squares on old barns all over the Appalachain area. Of course they are made from wood, but they look like a real quilt. I think that is so neat. It's called the Appalachain Quilt Trail. Some organization does it and I guess its called "The Appalachain Quilt Trail Organization".....I don't know. I'm going to start an album and see how many different barns I can collect. There are several going down 11W as I go to Lisa's.
Close up of quilt on Weaver Pike, Bristol, Tennessee

Vibrant Color.....

The trees are pulsing with color this season.
This is what I see when I look out my back door. Next week Bill and I plan to make a trip across the mountain just to look at God's handiwork.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Three of Bristols Landmarks....

This is the Bristol sign...Half of it is in VA and half in TN. The two cities take turns each year replacing the bulbs that burn out! I wish I had been closer to it, but the train was going past. The sign is hovering over State Street.
Here is the train station. Since I made the picture it has a new tin roof.
And South Holston Dam. It was built in the early fifties and is the largest rock and earth dam in the United States. You can drive across the top of it and they have a building where you can stop and read all about the dam, leave your autograph and also have a picnic in the park!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

My Weekend ....

It has been beautiful here in East Tennessee this week-end. It has also been busy in my neck of the woods. It was Friday morning and I knew my daughter had to go to Cleveland TN, to give a presentation on Saturday. She was to leave after her teaching job was over on Friday afternoon. Well, Friday morning she called me and said that her youngest (Lucas) was sick. I told her I would be there to stay with him until she returned on Saturday. On my way there I called Lucas to tell him I was on my way. His answer was, "Granny, I feel better already". He WAS running a fever when I got there but I doctored him and in no time he was "up and running". Anyway, we had two good days together, and he is fine now! Today on Sunday we went to Weaverville NC to visit Bill's sister. The mountains between Bristol and Ashville are starting to turn colors . It was a pleasant drive and a nice visit. Now I hope I can sleep better than I did last night. We shall see......very soon!!!!