I’ve been home a whole week since my trip home to Tennessee. Like ‘they’ say, now I need a vacation from my vacation. There was a lot to catch up on once here, much more work than expected for only seven days away.
I collect crucifixes and rosaries. My collection also includes an 1852 edition of de Imitatione Christi (The Imitation of Christ) in the original Latin. I spent a couple of hours one morning reworking the shadow box where I display them. During our recent trip I found a mother-of-pearl rosary and another vintage cross at a cool little antique shop in Sevierville.
While the peeps assured me my toms got watered in my absence, they were looking very sad once I checked on them. After some TLC from me, and several days of drenching rain, they made a remarkable come back. It’s not clear from the photo, but this little guy has a split near the crown. I hope it survives long enough to turn. Otherwise, it’s getting fried up green ~ not a terrible fate.
The recent rains also had a charming effect on our neighbors’ climbing vines. Ones I consider fancy weeds. Weeds that are encroaching over my backyard fence. I think it’s past time to get out my clippers.
Not sure how much it will help, but I need to do a better job of keeping our bird feeders filled. Maybe if I do, then they won’t vandalize the trees so badly.
I received such nice feedback from last week’s self-portrait, I thought I’d include more this time too… five ~ at least!
(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)
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