Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Grace gives her grandmother some love.
Sarah gets into the act . . .,
and then there's a hugfest!
My child and I pose for a picture.
Happy birthday, Mom!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
raccoon invasion last time we visited Estill Springs, I stopped by our local farmer's Co-op here in Maryville and purchased a trap, which I baited on Friday night with this piece of apple. The raccoon took the bait without triggering the trap. On Saturday evening, I upped the ante by baiting the trap with a slice of apple and a piece of doughnut, but the beast didn't touch it, perhaps because we had a bonfire going all day.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Sherry, Sarah and I just returned from a visit to Cades Cove. Sarah is now reconnected to her technology, and Sherry is with quilt, cat and her latest Harry Potter book on the sofa in the living room below. In Cades Cove we saw thirteen deer and a lone turkey, and paid a visit to the Methodist church, where we found a group of three young women, one of whom was playing hymns on the piano. I was pleased to see Cable Mill operating, and they had the mill house open so you could go inside and see its inner workings. After driving the loop road, we found a place to pull off near the creek on the way home to eat a modest picnic of sandwiches and a shared apple. It was a nice outing for us.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ogle Castle in Northumberland, from whence my family immigrated to North America. Apparently, the castle is now a bed and breakfast establishment.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Today is the day income tax returns and payments are due in the United States, and a day that many tax attorneys and accountants, not to mention taxpayers, are looking forward to putting behind them. It is also about the time the Tennessee Valley Authority allows the water in our local lakes to come up for boating season. We'll have to drive out to Louisville and have a look this weekend.