Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'm back!

Wow, what a crazy month July has been around here. 2 week long vacations 1 week apart. Shwew. I have missed you all. I have so much to catch up on. This past week we were in Marion, VA for Jacks family reunion. Yes, a whole week. This is because family members come from all over. We had them from Florida, Alaska, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and DC. Sheesh!

There was an arts festival there this past weekend and so of coure being addicted to jewelry as I am, I had to buy two necklaces and a pr of earrings. We also had a funny little ferret passing by and the owner stopped to chat so I asked if I could get the little fellas picture and she obliged. Look at how darn cute he is. She said he hates to wear that little collar and if she lets him down he makes like a swimmer with his arms at his sides and wiggles his way out of it. Poor baby.

If only that branchwas not hanging down in the foreground, I would love this shot of the lake. But hey you cannot control mother nature and there was no way for me to move past it as it was at the waters edge in deeply thicketed area. Oh well I still love the bridge and the reflection of the trees on the water.
There was kayaking, biking, canoing, row boats, paddle boats, horsh shoes, swimming, a high and low dive on a platform out in the water. It was a fun place to be. It is called Hungry Mother State Park. Yeah, seriously. Hungry Mother. There's a story behind the name that goes something like a woman and her little one were captured and broke free only to make their way around the moutain when the mother ran out of energy to go on after not eating for days. The little one went on for help and alls it would say was"hungry mother...hungry mother" and led them to her. Okay, so I need to come visit come of your blogs, so I am off to do just that. So glad you came by to visit me.


  1. There you are Sweet Tammy!!! I love your photos. Everything looks lush and cool. We are burning up here in Texas:) Missed you Sweetie! Love, Jamie

  2. Hi Tammy!!

    Glad you are back too and I loved seeing the pictures you took...especially of the ferret! How cute was that?

    Happy Saturday Sweet One,

  3. Oh this is such a lovely story and a place name after them, bless so much.
    So pleased you had a great time. Lovely to see you back also!
    Jamie says it is burning in Texas. We in the uk are getting a lot of rain, nothing changes here,lol!
    My hubby is building a cardboard model of Dr Who's tardis, keeping him happy,lol!
    U can come on the internet and write to my blogger friends. So lovely to hear form you Tammy!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. gosh! the photos look really beautiful!! hmmm... wish i could be there ... probably in my dreams tonight :) welcome back!!

  5. Those are amazing shots!

  6. The pictures from your trip are so beautiful, Tammy! Was the owner of the ferret a little wacky?

  7. Hi Tammy, so great to have you back and with such fantastic photographs and stories from the vacation. It sounds like you had a very good time. That ferret is so cute with that Pierrot collar, but I dont blame him for wanting it off... The photos are so lush, the lake, the cannooing, so different from where I am and therefore so interesting. Congratulations.

  8. Beautiful photo of the bridge Tammy! But that poor little rodent!

    Just dropping by to let you know you won the draw I had on my blog in June which I just remembered!!!

    Please send me your snail mail address so I can ship your package off to you!


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