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Aug. 24th, 2016

Day 24 of the Instagram Challenge

Today's prompt is "neighborhood" for the #ctmonthinthelife Instagram challenge by Create & Thrive ...

Today's #prompt is #neighborhood for the #ctmonthinthelife #igchallenge  by @createandthrive ...   I don't actually live in a neighborhood anymore. I live in a rural, farmland filled area now, surrounded by hayfields, where the nearest neighbors are rough

I don't actually live in a neighborhood anymore. I live in a rural, farmland filled area now, surrounded by hayfields, where the nearest neighbors are roughly half a mile away. A lot of the land around here is owned by several generations of family- and all of the 'neighbors' we've met have been so very welcoming.

We are the 4th owners of our house. Records say it was built in 1940, but some parts are most definitely older, likely early 1900s. Some of the neighbors here, actually knew all of the previous owners and the history of the area. That makes it special to us.

What does this photo have to do with all that? Well, to get to our area, you have to go under/through this gorgeous train tunnel that was built in 1906- probably around the time #fiveoaks started to become what it is today.



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Aug. 21st, 2016

Instagram Challenge, day 21

Day 21 of the #ctmonthinthelife Instagram challenge by Create & Thrive is "morning"...

Day21 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  by @createandthrive  is #morning  My mornings are fairly laid back. Rather like Morrigan. :p  #nofilter #bedroom #cats #blackcat #catsofinstagram #fiveoaks #dantesspirit

My mornings are fairly laid back. Rather like Morrigan. :p



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Aug. 16th, 2016

Instagram Challenge, day 16

The prompt for day 16 of the #ctmonthinthelife by Create & Thrive is "view" ...


The #prompt for day 16 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  by @createandthrive is #view ...   Well, I have to say, the view from my desk is quite lovely. It's the hay field and woods out front of my house. Sometimes, depending upon how I'm sitting, I

Well, I have to say, the view from my desk is quite lovely. It's the hay field and woods out front of my house. Sometimes, depending upon how I'm sitting, I can even see our Five Oaks sign at the end of the half mile driveway. Occasionally, deer will wander across the field, earlier this spring, Canadian geese raised 2 broods out there ( there's 3 ponds to the right of the field). And birds, of course. Common fiveline skinks wander across the porch and are fun to watch, as is the random chipmunk.
Relaxing, peaceful yet distracting at times. :p




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Aug. 15th, 2016

Day 15 of the #CTMonthInTheLife Challenge...

The prompt for today is "Rest"...

The #prompt for day 15 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  by @createandthrive is #rest... What better place to take a break than on my very own #frontporch , usually with a #pet or two, in this case, with Morrigan and Caena.  Sometimes you can hear a

What better place to take a break, than on my very own front porch, with Morrigan and Caena. Miss Sassy deigned to not come outside with us, however briefly. This porch is absolutely perfect for listening to the birds, watching storms roll in, watching it rain, occasionally hearing a train or far away traffic. A great place to relax and a long time in the coming.



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Aug. 13th, 2016

#CTMonthInTheLife Day 13...

Today's prompt is "Post Office"...

Day 13 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  presented by @createandthrive , today's #prompt is #postoffice ...  Now, see, here's the thing... In the US, you *must* get permission from the Postmaster or the installation head to take photos inside your l

Now, see, here's the thing... In the US, you *must* get permission from the Postmaster or the installation head to take photos inside your local Postmaster office, otherwise, it's not exactly legal to do.

So, because I didn't exactly have a vehicle to go to my local post office (husband was working), get permission and get a photo, instead you get a shot of the group of mailboxes where I both receive and ship/send mail from. It's a rural route, so everyone's mailbox is all together in a nice little grouping. Makes a nice photo, methinks.




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Aug. 11th, 2016

Day 11 of the #CTMonthInTHeLife Instagram Challenge

Today's prompt is "Assistant"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..... *ahem*

Day 11 of the #ctmonthinthelife #igchallenge  presented by @createandthrive , today's #prompt is #assistant... Technically, I don't have an actual assistant. What I do have are two #cats who love to 'help'. Morrigan loves to 'quality control' the yarn whe

Technically, I don't have an actual assistant. What I do have are two cats who love to 'help'. Morrigan loves to 'quality control' the yarn when I'm weaving and Miss Sassy loves to be so helpful by laying *in* the rigid heddle loom, sometimes *in* the warp itself. Heh. Both are excellent at holding down my desk and keeping watch out the window for intruders, aka, birds, chipmunks, squirrels, bugs...

Yeah.}:P



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Aug. 10th, 2016

Day 10 of the #CTMonthInTheLIfe challenge...

Day 10 of the #ctmonthinthelife instagram challenge by Create & Thrive has a prompt of "inspiration"...

It's hard to pick just one thing that inspires me- my pets, my friends who are very creative in their own right, a bit of color, my own imagination...

But a large part of what inspires me comes from where I live and the beauty of nature itself.

Day 10 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  by @createandthrive  has a #prompt of #inspiration...  It's hard to pick just one thing that inspires me- my pets, my friends who are very creative in their own right, a bit of color, my own imagination...  B

This is the Blue Ridge Mountains , the Peaks of Otter to be precise, with Sharp Top at the center, as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Who wouldn't be inspired by a view like that? And the best part is that every day, I can see Sharp Top from my own front porch.



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