We went to a darling shop with a variety of items from plants to kitchenware to jewelry to fabrics to decorations to unique food items and everything in between. We ate lunch together at one table and it was such fun to be with them. A few other stops included an Amish market and a big discount store. We came home with candy, books, pasta, and bagel chips. I looked for a pair of pinking shears but the fabric store didn't have them, so will just have to keep looking. There's always the option of buying online. The group is planning a trip in October to Mabry Mill up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I've been there lots of times, but it sounds like a great way to enjoy another day with a wonderful bunch of people.
Today Sweetz and I worked in the backyard to make a patio large enough for a fire pit and a few chairs. Certainly sounds like fun to be able to sit around the fire and roast marshmallows and hot dogs while watching the night creep in. We enjoy doing this when we're camping so thought we'd enjoy that same fun in our own backyard. It's lots of work digging up the grass, leveling the ground, leveling a layer of sand and setting those pavers level. I doubt we're doing a job with the leveling part to warrant an A in Yard Improvement 101, but it'll be ok for us.
|Removed the grass and leveled the area|
|Here I am sweeping sand in the cracks - we're about half done but loved seeing how it would look when finished|
A nice way to spend some free time
I've been looking at a photographer's website for over a year and really enjoying her growth. Wow, she sure has a way with capturing unique angles and use of light. Really makes me know there is certainly room for improvement in my photographs. I've not taken the courses she has but I will continue to look at her shots and hope I can learn through observation. Will improvement come? Well, only time will tell. Think I should ask her what she thinks of MY photos? Ouch, nope, not ready for that criticism yet!