My life has been really busy the last few weeks and I’ve not had a chance to get back in the kitchen to bake goodies to share with y’all (even though there are lots of ingredients in my pantry just waiting to be made into many yummy new treats). It’s sure not due to lack of recipe ideas…that’s something that’s tumbling around in my head all the time. And remember, I did give myself the gift of time last month.
Until the sweet smells of baking fill my house again, I thought I’d share the past year with you through pictures taken with my phone. The “intention” with some of these photos was to create individual posts (get it?…”intention”…which didn’t happen). Anyway, since the new year has started, it’s out with the old and in with the new! You get to see the “old” pictures so I can make way for new ones this year. At first I thought I would be able to include all these in one post, but I soon realized there are so many shots that this would turn into two parts!
Food and fun are pictured above. The music, singing and clogging at Shindig on the Green in Asheville is all around great family entertainment. Our feet were stomping and hands were clapping. Believe it or not, I actually resisted that yummy funnel cake at a craft show. What about those plates full of food from Wade’s Family Restaurant in Spartanburg, South Carolina? Those were MY plates of food on two different visits. I tell you, this is my absolute favorite place to go for down-home country food. It’s like eating Sunday dinner at Grandma’s house! You must stop for a meal there if you’re ever in that neck of the woods…you’ll be so glad you did.
Beautiful North Carolina Waterfalls – ahhh, the stress just melts away!
Sunrise & Sunset – The top sunrise shot was taken from the car window on I-95 in Georgia early one morning (I took several shots while hubby was driving…not bad for a motion shot, huh?). The bottom sunset picture is in North Carolina looking toward Mt. Pisgah. We weren’t sure we’d see the sunset this night since it was so cloudy, but the sky opened up and Mr. Sun made a brief appearance.
This outdoor chapel at Camp Greenville in South Carolina is also called “Pretty Place” because of it’s amazing view. You can visit during the day if there if there are no events scheduled. Can you just imagine a wedding at this place? One day we hope to make it back there just before the sun comes up…the pictures I’ve seen at sunrise on line are breathtaking! I wanted to get a shot of the front without people in it, but it was too busy the day we were there.
Covered bridges in South Carolina. The stone one reminds me of something you’d find near a castle.
I just love rambling around in thrift stores, antique shops and flea markets. You never know what you’ll find. The Jewel T dishes in the top right corner remind me of my sweet Granny. She had a pitcher and some bowls from this collection. I bet that cast iron cookware has made some mighty tasty recipes! Check out those aluminum ice trays. I remember those when I was growing up. You’d lift back the lever and crackkkk went the ice…who else remembers these?
Just had to snap these clever signs from a few different places (“Bless their Hearts” is a magnet). I’m partial to lower left one…Do the thing that you love. What’s your pick?
I hope you enjoyed this partial look back at 2012. Stay tuned for Part 2…coming soon!
Wishing all of you a bright new year!
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