Monday, May 2, 2011

Wow. I don't know if I have the words to adequately explain what happened in to Alabama on Wednesday April 27, 2011. 

 An as yet undetermined number of tornadoes of as yet undetermined strength pulverized huge swaths of the state. Highly populated urban areas as well as entire small towns all over the state were wiped out. There was unfathomable destruction within 20 miles of us in every direction...but we never even lost power. I am SO grateful that I and all of my loved ones are safe, but I feel so much guilt as well. So many lives were lost. HUNDREDS.  So many more lost EVERYTHING. 

The pictures that follow are of debris we found in our yard that night and in the days following. Debris. Things that used to be someone's home. Now, just debris.

The first photo is my outdoor table covered with insulation, shingles, splintered wood, sheetrock, bits of siding, a drawer side (with nails), and part of a door.

What appears to be part of a child's door where their name was written.                                                      

 The third photo is a close up of painted bits of wall and a piece of old linoleum floor.

 Roof shingles of every color.

There is more. There are also photos, personal papers, and insignificant scraps that may have gained significance in their journey.  I'll post about that next.

Monday, April 25, 2011


These two are so beautiful, they make my field of weeds look good!  

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tasty Tuesday 02/01/11 Pie

Pecan pie and apple pie from Thanksgiving 2010
Pie. So simple, but it makes my husband so happy.  I made a lemon pie yesterday, but it's gone.  Pie gone, family happy. Simple.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This was the most exciting thing going on a few weeks ago. Seriously, these tiny green sprouts and a sunny day really went a long way toward lifting my mood. There have been many more since these were taken.

They are the anxiously awaited sprouts of the peas I had planted at the end of February.

Since then there have been many more lovely things to brighten many more days.



Maple tree

Some kind of ornamental pear. (make it big and check out the lichen on the branch)

And of course, Daffodils! I don't know what kind these are, they were here when we got the place. There are several clumps and they are all really double like this.

Credit where credit is due:
With the exception of the peas and the maple, all photos were taken by my dear daughter Charlotte. ( who may have decided to be a photographer for real!)