Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcoming, good things, rooting and grazing

- Thanksgiving day was a perfect weather day - bright, sunny and warm.  My cousin's home in Fayetteville, Georgia is so welcoming and I loved the new outdoor fireplace on the back porch.  There were 30 of us for dinner, including my sister and her husband from Virginia.  The three of us headed down to northern Florida in the late afternoon to be with our other sister and her family for the rest of the weekend.

- I had to snap a photo of this shop sign, in my sister's tiny village of Monticello, Florida, featuring "good things."  Click to enlarge.

- Young Monroe makes his dad happy by wearing the Bear Bryant-like hat his grandmother bought for him.  That's the University of Alabama vs. Auburn University game reflected in the window.  Fortunately, Alabama won.  :)

- And in a quiet moment on Saturday morning, a couple of young deer were grazing in the back.  Click to enlarge.  My sister and brother-in-law consider their property a deer sanctuary.  The deer on the right spotted me and at the same moment, they turned and ran.

The internet is spotty down there, so I did not get to visit blogs, but I will catch up.  I Promise.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - so lovely to read that you obviously had such a great time with the family ... the area looks wonderful .. such gorgeous places to visit ... cheers Hilary

Elephant's Child said...

I am so glad that you had such a wonderful (and beauty filled time). I am blown away by the size of your gatherings. Thirty people is more than my family can muster (even with the in-laws added in).

Riot Kitty said...

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving! I would love to see a picture of Monroe in that hat!

Fireblossom said...

Where my mom used to live, she had deer visitors, and she was so tickled about them.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I wish I could enlarge the pictures, but they don't get any bigger after clicking on them. What does that sign say? Glad you had such a good time over this Holiday.....I LOVE that your sister in Florida considers her backyard a Deer Sanctuary. I just love Deer.....we have them here, too, in my garden below my house......Beautiful animals! And that hat is adorable!

Lynn said...

Hilary -

My sister misses living in town, but we love to visit "the farm." It's a great place to just hang out and be. I sleep so well there. Cheers to you!

Elephant's Child -

Yes - 30 cousins. I got to sit at the "adult" table this year. :) We had so much fun talking about old times. We are the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of two sisters and one brother - all passed away now. I feel so fortunate that we are all close and love each other enough to want to get together.

RK -

Monroe and Sawyer's mom doesn't allow posting photos of them without permission on facebook. None of them even know I have a blog, so I don't dare post any photos of those kids, lest they show up in Google images! And they are so cute, I feel certain they would. :) If I can find a photo of him in that hat, I'll email it.

FB -

We all stop in our tracks, as if celebrities have come to visit.

Naomi -

That's so odd that the photos don't enlarge for you. Are you right clicking? The sign is for a pottery studio and has the tagline: "artisan pottery, unique gifts, good things"

Lynn said...

And I forgot to say - my brother-in-law does go hunting, but for "anything that flies." He can't bring himself to shoot at the beautiful deer, but doesn't mind if his friends do. They just can't do it on their property.

desk49 said...

A pumpkin a fire place
Does the wood glow
A target for the kids so
beer bottles they can throw
About the hat and the deer
A sport hunter I know

I hope you had a great time
from the pic that you showed

Vagabonde said...

We spent Thanksgiving at my daughter’s in Brentwood, TN , near Nashville, and we were 14 – the most for us. You were 30! That is quite a gathering and how much fun for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Lovely setting and a great outdoor fireplace.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Nice decs- Glad you had a good crowd, n got to see deer too! Blogs were very slow, as we should all unplug a bit for the holiday.

Lee said...

It sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Lynn...just the way it should be. :)

I love that hat!

Granny Annie said...

Wish you could show us a picture of Monroe wearing the hat. Love the fireplace on the porch. Now I want on on my porch.

LL Cool Joe said...

The fireplace on the porch looks very beautiful. 30 people for lunch sounds like a lot of work!!

We have deer in our garden too, what beautiful creatures they are, even though they eat all our trees and plants!