Monday, December 28, 2015

Through My Lens - An Old House

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Rte 11 . Buchanan

“An old house that had lived its life long ago and so was very quiet and wise and a little mysterious. Also a little austere, but very kind.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Emily's Quest

Linking with Mersad's Through My Lens

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Bedford's Young Artists

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I love that many of the shop windows in Bedford featured all this sweet Christmas artwork from the local elementary school.

I'll be taking a blogging break for the rest of the week so have a Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Through My Lens - Walking in Bedford

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Old Citizens Bank Building . Built 1890

Bedford Presbyterian Church . Built 1844
Check out their website HERE

Bedford Social Club
It was closed while we were there but we will definitely need to come back and have dinner one night! Check out their website HERE

Bedford Artisan Market...check out their Facebook page HERE

Bedford is ready for Christmas...I've shown you this same street at Christmas-time a few years back RIGHT HERE but from the other end!

A little history peeking through...

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Today starts our Christmas break. I scheduled a dentist appointment for Braden today. What was I thinking? Almost done with my shopping...just a few more things to go out and get!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 65

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For this Willy Nilly 5 I'm taking you inside the Bedford Museum:
Visit their website HERE

Lacey Putney
This made me think of Ashlyn. She loves politics for some reason unbeknownst to me. She is majoring in Political Science at JMU and has just accepted an internship in the General Assembly in Richmond. This is her 2nd internship this school year.

I can get lost in these old photographs....

"Susie G. Gibson High School opened in 1954. It was the first new high school for Blacks in Bedford County, VA replacing the Bedford Training School." ...Taken from their Facebook Page

"Love is Eternal"

My dad was retired Navy...he bought me a new doll everytime he was over-seas...which was most of my childhood. I had shelves of dolls from all over the world lined up on my bedroom mom managed to save a few but they are in poor shape...I sure wish I had thought to pack them up when I moved out of the house....

Now it is your turn! Post 5 randoms and link back! Visit others, have fun and thanks for playing! Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Good Fences - Bedford County Courthouse

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"Built in 1930, this Classical Revival building features an Ionic-order porch, Corinthian columns and Flemish-bond brickwork. The massive triangular pediment has a unique design incorporating symbols of the local crops of corn and tobacco and the official crest of the fourth Duke of Bedford, John Russell. Encircling the grounds like silent sentinels stand monuments to veterans of the American Revolution, Civil War and World War II. Main Street, Bedford. Noteworthy is the D-Day monument commemorating Bedford’s considerable losses on June 6, 1946." ...taken from Visit Bedford
These last 2 are the views from behind the courthouse where we sat for lunch. You can see the artists that I showed you on Tuesday in this last photo, and some fences! Linking with TexWis today Good Fences

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bedford Museum

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201 East Main Street . Bedford

The museum is housed in old Masonic Lodge built in 1895. It was called Liberty Lodge 95... You can read some history of the lodge HERE ...the Masons sold the building to the museum in 1979... Click Here to visit the museum's website.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Through My Lens - Bedford Artists

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Bedford County
See the little tin man climbing the lamp post?

It was lunch time so we grabbed some hamburgers and went and sat out behind the courthouse to enjoy our lunch. This was the view behind the courthouse...Remember yesterday's mural claiming to be the "art and antique district"?...well this was not too far from there and they weren't kidding about it being the art district ay?!

Linking with Mersad's Through My Lens

Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday Murals in Bedford

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Bedford County

Saturday was really warm and pretty out so I thought it would be fun to walk around Bedford's historic area...I need to head back without Nick one of these days to check out all those antique stores...something he doesn't have a lot of patience for ;)

For more info on Bedford's "Art & Antique District" Click Here

Linking with Monday Murals

Friday, December 11, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 64

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Roanoke's Christmas Tree from 2014....Hoping we make it to tonight's Dicken's of a Christmas ...we normally aren't able to go as the boys have always had basketball practice on that night. Last year was our first year, and although they had practice, we still went, were late but at least we saw a bit! No practice is scheduled for this Friday so I'm going to twist Nick's arm!

1) Click Here for my post from last year's Dicken's of a Christmas post

2) A present came in the mail for me surprise since I ordered it but I am soooo excited...ok, it's a new camera! But I still have to wrap it up and put it under the tree...Nick's a stickler like that!

Colonial Elementary School . Blue Ridge
The boys had basketball practice here Tuesday night...when I came back to pick them up I really liked the way this doorway was lit up. I was reading that this school was built in 1939 as a high school. Interesting history on the schools in Botetourt County HERE

Downtown Roanoke...don't ask me what building this is because I cannot remember! I think I shall link this to Weekend Reflections ...I love reflections and always forget to play along to this linky!

...and we thank you! (recently scene at Green Hill Park in Salem

Okey dokey, that's my 5 this week! Your turn! Post 5 randoms, link up and visit others! Thank you so much for participating!! Have a great weekend :)

P.S. Our school won the semi-finals last Saturday and will be heading to Liberty University tomorrow to compete for the State Championship! See the news HERE .. Go Cavs!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Good Fences Downtown

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These Crepe Myrtles near Elmwood Park are hanging on tight to Autumn!

Linking with Good Fences

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Virginia Beach WaveDaze

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Virginia Beach

Last night I was looking up some pics for Ash from 3 YEARS AGO! I had forgotten that I took this picture so I could remember the WaveDaze event they hold there each year...Maybe we can make it back for the 2016 event! It was fun to watch! For more info on WaveDaze Click Here

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Through My Lens - A Mission For Peace

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I was behind this vehicle the other day on 460 in Blue Ridge...if you know me, you know I had to know more about it and so.....

I found their website and their mission is "to draw all people of all cultures and nationalities back to loving and honoring one another." ...I think we can all agree with that. For more on Honor Band you can visit their website HERE

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday Murals - Santa's Reindeer Found in Blue Ridge

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I saw this bit of cuteness in the Food Lion parking lot in Blue Ridge recently...isn't that adorable?! And for those of you wanting to know how the game went on Saturday....well....THE CAVS WON! 28-17....Next stop, Liberty University for the championship game!

Linking with Monday Murals ...have a great day :)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 63

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Our local high school's football team has made it into the state championship semi-finals. This is the first time in the history of the school! Everyone is really excited about it! The game is on Saturday and I will be helping out in the concession stand. I'm sure I will be busy, busy, busy!

So for my 5 today, I'll show you the buzz around town!

Our school is Lord Botetourt High School...they are the Cavaliers...

Ashlyn graduated from this school in 2012 and Christian in 2015...

Happy & sad....such a juxtaposition...the excitement for the game...the flag at half staff in honor of the victims in San Bernardino...

Braden and Dalton will be going to this school next fall...can you believe it?! Me neither!

You can just make out a bit of the high school and the parking lot behind that Bellacino's sign...

Well, that is my 5 for this week! I hope you will join in! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others!! Have fun and have a great weekend!! Go CAVS!!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Good Fences & Ice Skating In Roanoke

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A couple of weeks ago we saw them getting the outdoor ice rink ready...that's it, straight ahead...
...and last weekend it was ready to go! Funny thing, we were downtown on Sunday and walked over to see the was just me, Nick and Braden and Dalton...found out later that Christian and his girlfriend were there ice skating! We must have just missed each other! We'll be back to ice skate one of these days!

The outdoor rink is located in Elmwood Park...for more info CLICK HERE

Linking with TexWis Good Fences