Thursday, April 29, 2010

Why did I ever??????????

I purchased a lawn tractor and when the company delivered it to me they showed me how to use it.  Well I got information overload and couldn't remember what they said.  I have the flu and needed to go to the pharmacy for a prescription and since the tractor was behind my car I had to move it.  I turned it on, put it in gear and nothing happens.  I look around for levers, knobs or what ever to make it go forward but all I see is something that looks like a gas pedal.  So I push on it and nothing.  I am not going anywhere.  So when I lift my foot off the pedal the tractor jumps forward.  I just miss my car -- thank goodness for a tight turning radius.  So I put my foot on the peddle and remove it slowly thinking that is the way to drive forward.  Well no it is not.  I was headed straight for the creek in my yard.  I got it stopped just in time.  So until I can read up on how to use my new tractor, it is parked.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yadkin Valley

I love somewhere here in this valley.  I took the picture from the Blue Ridge Parkway that is just a mile from my house. 

This bridge is the same bridge I took a picture of the other day when it was raining.  Over it is the Blue Ridge under it is Blackberry Road.

Yard Work

I have been picking up the tree limbs that fell over the winter in my yard.  Seems to me like I have a lot more limbs than trees though.  I have to pick them all up before I mow the yard.  After I pick up the limbs I have to take the yard debris to the dump because I can't burn right now.  I am not complaining though because look at the other pictures posted here of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  These were taken on Monday.

My Front Yard

My Driveway

The Blue Ridge

I think the Blue Ridge is one of America's treasures and for it to look like this is a tragedy.  There are enough unemployed construction workers and workers that can do this work that we should push for it to be fixed.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

It's Raining Today

Every day I look outside I see wonderful sites either in my yard or around the area.  I try to always have my camera with me when I get in my car or go for a walk. I had my camera with me today and finally took a picture of a Blue Ridge Parkway bridge that is near my house. A couple of days ago I also saw 6 Red Tail Hawks taking care of feeding and nesting on some tree tops at the top of a ridge. They were huge and amazing!   Of course that day I forgot my camera.

 It finally cooled off today and we've had a good rain on Blackberry.  Doesn't the rain make everything look washed and clean again? 

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

It Is Spring at Blackberry Cabin

I love Spring so much.  It feels like life renewal.  I want to sing and dance and play and get my hands dirty.  Life is good!  Here are some pictures of my yard and some of the things I have done with the cabin. 

Day 1

These are the pictures of my Cherry Blossom trees in my front yard.
Day 4

This tree is starting to turn green not sure if it is flowering tree or not -- can't wait to see

A nice little spot to ponder life and listen to the creek

Wild flowers and a little water fall

I love African Violets and yes this plant stand is made of thread spools

Instead of curtains in my living room I draped a hand embroidered table topper on a curtain rod.

My dulcimer

Friday, April 02, 2010

Show and Tell Monday

I'm either late or early for Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink, but here is my blog post.

I have some new spring yarn to work with.  First is a cream dinem yarn -- I plan to make a summer scarf.  The other is a coral cotton that I plan to make some dish cloths with.  When the dish cloths and scarf is finished, I will have them for sale on my web site at

Enjoy this weather!

Spring has Sprung at Blackberry Cabin

FINALLY!  It is spring here at Blackberry Cabin.  The yard is turning green, all the snow is gone, and there are wild daffodils all over the mountains.  I love yellow daffodils and am trying to press them.  We'll see if it works.  Daffodils seem happy to me -- a happy flower.  I don't know what the other little white flower is but they are growing wild too.  Here is a pic of some flowers in my yard.

I have also had some bad news.  My brother, who is 2 years younger than me, passed away this week.  He lived in Texas and had been sick for a very long time.  He had diabetes and complications from that illness killed him.