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Time for a feel-good flower pic. Welcome to my kitchen deck! I took this shot right before the cold snap, a last look at summer.

Historic Baker Barn, Madison County, NC

This is actually part of a re-post, with an update, from a topic I wrote about last year. Rural barns. Old barns are disappearing way too fast throughout America’s countryside and the backroads of North Carolina are no exception. This topic was also perfect for A Photo a Week Challenge about Nostalgia as well as Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge about old buildings, including barns. The Appalachian Barn Alliance is a not-for-profit group… Read More

Raindrops glistening on new Gerbera Daisy blooms are so bright and fresh. These pretty flowers always make me happy. Have a good week!  

In Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at last count, there were 47 million “motos” and 3 million cars. Incredible. We saw everything being transported, and even families of four balanced on one small motorcycle. And they rule the road, so you’d better get out of the way. This is a blurry photo, taken as we zipped by in a bus, but I just had to include it as an example of… Read More

Who Says Model Trains Aren’t Popular These Days? I simply cannot pass up an opportunity to do a train-related post. The trouble comes in with trying to decide in which direction to go. Trains we saw, great train journeys, or train museums? I thought it would be the most fun to revisit our trip to Hamburg to see Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s most amazing, incredible, elaborate, detailed model train display (also with… Read More

Since you allow artificial flowers – I had to post this one. My good friend has an artificial arrangement on a wall, pretty high, near her front door. That didn’t stop mama and papa Junco from building a nest for their latest brood. The first photo is from a week ago, the other from last night. I think they will fledge soon. Hard to focus when I’m on tip-toe holding my phone… Read More

Living on the coast most of the year, I have a fair number of boat-related shots. This is a random selection of some of my favorite pics.

On a quiet Sunday – pretty lilies from our daughter’s new garden.

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