Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Clematis....

This is growing on my fence in the back yard. I thought it wasn't going to live because a tree fell across it during a bad wind storm. I saw one growing in a lady's yard and I stopped and ask her the name and she dug a piece for me. She told me the name, but now I have forgotten. Do any of you know?

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I drove to Knoxville (really drove to Blaine) last Tuesday to pick up my grandson Ryan. He came to spend the week with me before going back to work next week. I made two pictures along the way. The buzzard nest is on the road to Lisa's house. It is amazing to see, and is bigger than it looks in the picture. This is one of my favorite barns. It is located on highway 11w about 15 miles outside of Rutledge. Several years ago there were many barns with "See Rock City" painted on them. I think they are getting fewer and fewer.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


how big are eggs supposed to be? These brown eggs are from Lisa's chickens and I put the white one there to compare. The egg carton wouldn't close.

I've been working in my yard today....this is the third day in a row, trying to get caught up on what I have let go all summer. I wish I had made pictures of the before and after. It is beginning to look as if someone lives here and I'm beginning to look like a rag muffin.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Swinging Bridge at Bluff City....

The fog was rolling in Saturday morning as I passed the swinging bridge on my way to the P.O. I'm glad I had my camera with me.
The only thing you can see here is the duck. I think it looks so peaceful.

Monday, August 04, 2008


and I'm not talking about the tempature!!!! Lisa took me out to the Melting Pot fondue restaurant in celebration of the completion of my radiation! We had a wonderful time. Here you will see SOME of the food. It is so different than any restaurant I had visited. They bring your food RAW and bite size and you cook it yourself in the fondue pot. You don't get full very quickly because you have to wait on every bite to cook....which is good, because I think most of us eat to fast. I know I do.

Here we are before we left Lisas.
And here we are at the restaurant. After our meal we went downtown to Market Square in old downdown Knoxville. It was really busy. Lisa and I enjoyed our time together so much. I told her it was ALMOST worth going through radiation get to go out and spend an evening with her. Thank You, Lisa..... I Love You!

More Food......

Here's Lisa stirring in the pot......

This was our main course.... It consisted of Tenderloin, shrimp, terriyaki-marinated choice sirloin, boneless breast of chicken and fresh fish filet.
Our dessert was called Bailey's Irish Cream Dream...with fresh strawberries, bananas, pineapple, cheesecake, tasty marshmallows, pound cake and brownies for you to dip into the flaming chocolate....Yummy!!!!