Mountain Days

14 Nov

It was a quiet week here in the mountains. The weather was been odd, not warm enough to open the windows, not cool enough to need heat. The weather service promised that colder temps were on the way, so when the high for the day pushed into the 60s I opened the windows to get my fresh air fix.

The cold air began pushing in on Tuesday and we were warned we might get snow. I was excited. I love snow. The day passed and the snow failed to put in its appearance. Newfound Gap in the GSMNP got around an inch and thanks to their webcam, I at least got to see snow.

The colder temperatures have my husband and I at odds. He is dressing in two long sleeve shirts and covering them with a flannel hoodie. I start out in a long sleeve shirt, jeans and a sweat jacket, then spend the rest of the day changing in and out of short sleeves, capris and shedding the jacket. Yesterday I decided it was easier to sit on the porch to cool off, than change clothes again. Fortunately we have an understanding…he dresses for his truth and I dress for mine.

Wednesday morning the temperature was in the teens when we headed out to breakfast with friends. I took my camera, in the hope that after breakfast we could visit a nearby waterfall. Only once in my life have I seen a frozen waterfall and it was so beautiful, I wanted to experience it again.

Alas, the waterfall was only wearing a few icicles but it was still beautiful and we snapped a few shots.

Back at home, we decided to drive to the end of our road to check out the new home construction going on. We were greeted by this beauty. For once I had a camera ready and she kindly posed for me.

I'm a winnerAfter my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

My 2019 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

2 Responses to “Mountain Days”

  1. divoran09 November 14, 2019 at 11:15 am #

    so refreshing

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Daniel Kemp November 14, 2019 at 10:13 am #

    I really enjoyed that and loved your photography. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

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