For the past couple of weeks, at dinnertime, we’ve been listening to A Diary of Dixie by Mary Chestnut on Archive.org. It was written by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, the wife of a Confederate general. She was a well-educated Southern lady and moved in elite circles of society. She also knew many of the key players of the era and had a keen interest politics. Her diary is a rare glimpse into Southern society as well as an important historic document.
With that said, it’s kind of nice having something to listen to during the meal, because my husband and I have pretty much heard all of each other’s stories throughout the years . . . and the woman who reads the book does so perfectly.
I took this photo on Tuesday morning at the tail end of an ice storm, before I left for school. Actually, it had just begun raining, so the temps were going up. I shot this through the window of the breakfast nook at the north end of the house.
My husband took this shot shortly after I left for work. He said that the ice began melting pretty quickly, but I wished I had taken the camera out the driveway with me because it was a real wonderland in the woods.
He took this shot later that morning and I love all the little squiggles. Kim Klassen texture. Because I felt like it.
And now, in response to a reader’s question, here’s the original bird and the textured bird below.
The original version.
With a little texture.
And now, moving along . . .
Tonight’s sunset, taken by Andrew.
That’s my husband’s name. I don’t think he’d mind if I said it out loud.
George knows him as daddy.
I didn’t realize my husband was up on the widow’s walk while my friends were visiting this weekend. He took a couple of interesting shots, and I don’t think he realized that he had the 50mm lens on the camera, but we found this one pretty amusing. I had seen these tracks from below and until I’d seen it from this angle, had no idea of what it really was.
Peace, love and Bobby Sherman.
Geez, I’m dating myself.
There’s still time to enter my giveaway ~
And a little explanation as to the Reviews blog, where I’m hosting the giveaway. Because I advertise with BlogHer, the rules state that this type of giveaway needs to be displayed on a review page that doesn’t contain their ads. It’s not another blog that I update regularly. It’s merely a vehicle to host giveaways that I cannot post here. That’s all.