Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Another knitting project. What will it be when complete??

Yes, four needles required for this project. It is called knitting in 'the round' and I find it difficult but I'm sure it will get easier. I have an expert teacher and I'm loving this new skill. I just need more hours in my day. Don't we all? When is 'real' retirement?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Deer sightings during my road trip - what I learned on the road

I learned to keep my eyes open while driving when the deer may be active (early in the morning and then all through the night until late morning).  Photos below but this is what I saw on my road trip:
- 3 dead deer on I-75 north in Georgia
- 5 alive deer while driving winding roads through KY on my way to Campton (as seen in photos below)   One was walking across the road as I came around the bend and i wasn't ready so I didn't get a photo.  So, I stopped and got the camera out.  I went around another corner and there were 5 working their way across the road.  I pulled over and shot (photo!) a few.  Deer season was just ending as I arrived but they are a common sight to see in the hills.
- 1 dead deer on I-95 south headed home (Florida)
- 10 alive deer on I-95 and I-4 (2 sets of 3, 2 solo, and 1 set of 2 - they were all feeding along the side of the highway)

I think there were many more along the stretch of road between Jax and Seffner but it was dark, I was staying as far left as possible, and if i didn't see that it clearly was a deer, I didn't count it.  Many shadows.

I drove straight through from Asheville to Seffner and one thing that helped keep me away was the constant searching for deer standing next to the road.  I did not want one to jump in front of me.

Red bull, monster, rock stars, and a ginormous custom made coffee from dunkin donuts helped too!

Lyle Lovett - Release Me - at the Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville

Saturday, November 17th I headed north to Knoxville to see Lyle Lovett and his acoustic "Release Me" tour at the BEAUTIFUL restored Tennessee Theatre.  Sorry that some of the photos are sideways - again, this awesome blogger software will not let me rotate.  The show was fabulous.  Lily Hiatt opened and is adorable.  Just Lyle and the 4 guys - and they delivered as usual.
Photos of theatre below.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hummingbird nest found in downed tree in KY

It is tiny and adorable! First I've ever seen. Hair, bark, fibers, etc.

Good day to bake. It is getting cold here in the hills of KY

Pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie ready to go in whenever the white fruit cake is done... More fruitcake going in after the pumpkin items are done. The house smells wonderful.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dog tired

The girls are happy ...yet exhausted! This road trip is wearing them out.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Daisy Kitty waiting for the iPad to charge

This thing takes forever. I need to get back online now.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Monday, November 12, 2012

In bloom in my garden now

5 different species and the only 2 I can remember are zinnia and cassia. (Vase to the right)
Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies are having a feast now in my yard.

Monday, November 5, 2012

My butterfly chair!

I found the frame last week at a garage sale for 3.00.  Bought a new cover here and love it!!  

Hope to find another someday.  This is the first frame I've found in all of
my garage sale years.  Hard to believe.