Saturday, August 20, 2011

. .FRUSTRATION AND A TRIP . . . . . . . . .

Frustration has been the word of the past few weeks.  During the time that I was not posting Mr. Blog decided to update how you blog.  Oh my goodness, all of these changes for an old lady make for smoke rolling out of the ears.  Richard finally figured out how to get the picture on and so I am now going to try to update.

I took a trip to Grant Street Woolworks several weeks ago.  I did not take pictures of rugs.  Kathy (woolfind) always does a good job of that.  Instead I chose to "Take the Road Less Traveled" to Chambersburg.  I wandered up Maryland Route 11 instead of taking interstate 81.  It is a lovely senic drive and probably only takes 10-15 minutes longer and no trailer-tractors to contend with.
This is one of the lovelist stone houses on the way.  In the spring and summer it is doubly beautiful because the occupants have planted the whole property in the English garden style with climbing roses all along the fence.
 This is the new building, just finished, at the Hagerstown Regional Airport.  It is a very large airport for the town size but occasionaly Air Force One land there.
I love old barna!  This is a really nice one.  This farmer raises goats and the pasture is full of them.  They are really interesting.
 This is one of the older homes on the route.  Very picturesque and so peaceful looking.
Crazy lopsided picture taken out of the side window.  It really is hard to take good pictures when driving.  Look at the "Gingerbread on the porch.
This is the airport again.  A mistake to have it on twice but I can't figure how to get rid of it!
A beautiful day with soft puffy clouds floating the the sky.  When I was a kid I loved to look at the faces, the animals, and the castles in the clouds.  These looked like big marshmellows and some looked like cotton candy.

There are lots more interesting barns and houses on this route but no place to pull off of the road to take pictures.  I do enjoy the ride.

In addition to that, I have been elbow deep in tomatoes.  More about that later.  Also I have started a new hooking project.  When I run into a problem while hooking my rule of thumb is to take the piece off of the stand and let it rest for a week.  Usually at the end of that time the piece tells me what it needs.  Of course, I cannot a week without hooking!  Sooooooo, instead of working on one of the many "already started" pieces, of course, I started on new design.  More on this in the next post.

In the meantime, Joan, Richard and I visited our favorite Mexican Resturant last Saturday and after Richard is finished mowing today we will venture out for another luncheon in one of our favorite places.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  The weather today is perfect!


Rugs and Pugs said...

Doris ~
SO GOOD to hear from you! I was going to email to be sure all is well, but you know that the road to hell is paved with good!
Great pictures!
Please share your hooking projects with us. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would LOVE to see all that you are working on.
Pug hugs to Eloise :)

Courtney said...

Thanks for the country drive. I love the old barn. I can't wait to see your hooking projects.

Kim said...

Hi Doris,
I love just jumping in the car with the camera on a nice day. I always wondered why I was always attracted to old barns so I'm glad it's not just me.
Like Lauren I would love to see your latest project.
Hugs to you and Eloise.

Julia said...

I Doris, I'm so glad to hear from you and reading about the points of interest along the route. You just amaze me.

I hope that you and Eloise are both keeping well.

This summer has been busier than ever for me and I've had to pull away from Blogger for a while.

We've had more than our share of rainy days. I haven't pulled a loop since this spring. Now our grandson is being baptized tomorrow and I have lots of company. Hugs. JB

Kathy (woolfind) said...

A very scenic route. Great photo's. thanks for sharing!
Look forward to see the pieces are you are working on.

Joanne said...

I'm a big back road driver myself and love taking different ways to get somewhere - you know know what you will see! Enjoy your week!