Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mountain morning, great big flower and peace

- I have a little hodgepodge of photos from my recent trip to my sister's mountain house hanging out on my desktop.  If you click to enlarge, you can see a lone fisherman there across the river at the edge of Mr. Martin's farm.  He turned up every morning, about the same time, and caught a few mountain trout each time, throwing the tiny ones back.  This photo makes me wish I was sitting there right now, with my coffee, new purple glasses (see box in post before last) and Flannery O'Connor's Prayer Journal, that a friend copied from a book for me.

- My sister calls the woman next door (that's a bit of her house here) "Miss Gail" - she was my sister's late mother-in-law's friend, both from Florida.  They used to come up in May and stay until October to celebrate the cooler air.  That's what Gail still does.  I loved this big flower in one of her flower beds.  It must be in the Morning Glory family, because it closes up in the afternoon.

- View from the road to the house, about a mile away from it.  That's someone's well-worn driveway path on the lower left and their fields below.  I titled this photo "Church and Fields."  If you click to enlarge, you can see the little church there, right in the middle.  Sigh - I feel more peaceful already. 

Favorite thing this week - a man I work with is taking the day off to take his ailing father fishing for the day.  It's his father's birthday.  He says he couldn't think of a better present. 


sage said...

That appears to be the perfect reading spot! What a beautiful place.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - how beautiful .. no wonder you love going out to visit and stay for a day or two ..

Delightful - cheers Hilary

Joanne said...

That is one gorgeous flower!! Looks almost like an orchid to me.

Elephant's Child said...

What a glorious place. It would be very hard to hang onto tension there.
Have a great week.
(Love that birthday gift.)

Sara said...

The pictures made me take a deep sigh of contentment. I can tell it's beautiful at your sister's mountain house:~)

Yes, that was a nice Good Thing Happened about the man who took his father fishing for the day and I'm sure it was a great present just spending time together...that and the fishing:~)

LL Cool Joe said...

What a perfect setting. Lovely photos.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Great places, n flower. My neighbor has a big, yellow one I don't know too- So many different new ones, it's tough to keep up!
Fishing is a good present. I hope he got a big one, plus some good stories too.
I have some old, purple reading glasses. The blue ones disappeared last week- I lose so many! Been wearing wireframes to work.

Lee said...

You keep tormenting me with photos of that beautiful area, Lynn...keep tormenting me...I could very easily fall in love with an area like that. :)

Lynn said...

Sage -

That's the table on the back porch that we have meals on and play games. I don't think the fisherman even knew I was there. The place has so few people around that it's always a novelty to see a stranger in such close proximity.

Hilary -

I do - so much.

Joanne -

Not an orchid - it's certainly gorgeous.

Elephant's Child -

I agree - I feel the tension ease the moment I drive up, sit a minute and gaze at the river going by.

Lynn said...

Sara -

It is indeed a special place. It has Grace's mark on (Grace was the late MIL), but my sis has really made it completely special. I love it there.

And he reported that the fishing trip was special, and showed me a phone pic of his dad reeling in a fish while his own son was waiting with the net to scoop in in. His dad loved it, he says.

Joe -

Thank you -

Snaggle -

There are so many flowers - I pretty much know the names of the easy ones like geraniums and petunias. :)

I love my new purple glasses, wish I had bought more.

Lee -

Beautiful like the place you live, too, I think.

ladyfi said...

So very gorgeous!

Betty Manousos said...

hi lynn, that flower is so beautiful! and the place looks heavenly and peaceful.
i always loved mountain houses!


Granny Annie said...

This was a wonderfully peaceful post. Thank you.