Showing posts with label The Runyan Ranch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Runyan Ranch. Show all posts

Friday, February 23, 2018

{ Friday Foto Friends #119 }


Some weeks I have very few fotos and others it seems I have way too many to share in one post. This has been a week of plenty because our temps here in East Tennessee have been ahhh-mazing, even breaking records set in previous years and I've gotten outdoors more.  I still managed to get some of my decluttering/purging done, but oh, how difficult it is to stay indoors on such gorgeous days smack dab in the middle of winter! 

Here are the ones I narrowed it down to share with Y'all, but it's still a bunch!


The daughter standing on her Momma's back!

 My beautiful Lenten rose blooming.

 My Momma and me on her 84th birthday this past Tuesday!  Yes, she's itty-bitty and no she does not color her hair. Isn't that amazing?!?!?  

 Found my very first rock this week!

 I took a walk over to the woods at Mom's and got a few fotos.....
lichen growing on a tree limb.

As much as I roamed those woods as a kid I'm not sure I ever saw this growth on an oak leaf. Google taught me that it's actually called a gall and there's a larva inside that fuzzy orange ball that matures into a gall wasp. You can read about it here. 

Mushrooms growing on a dead pine tree in Mom's backyard.

This silly squirrel.
He/she obviously loves sunflower seeds.
I told my brother that he even posed for me!



That's it.....
I'll share the rest next Friday and hopefully even more!

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!



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Friday, January 26, 2018

{ Friday Foto Friends #115 }


Pappy and I took a little weekend trip to Asheville, NC to celebrate my birthday last weekend.  I didn't take many fotos but wanted to share these two with Y'all.  After the snow we had last week, I thought for sure there'd be more snow than what we saw.  Not much snow, but lots of ice hanging on the rocks along the Interstate.




This was the sky leaving our kiddos house the evening of my birthday.....


The sun was trying it's best to shine one cold, gray day last week. (taken out our back door)


This church always has something neat posted on its sign.  
I'm calling this one "food for thought"!

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We'll be heading to our kiddos house in the morning to watch Super Bowl #3. This is the third year our boys have had their very own Super Bowl playing against one another and we're invited to watch and then have a cookout.  

Life is good, Y'all!

HOPE your weekend is full of stuff that makes you happy!



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Friday, November 3, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #103 }

We've had a full week, Y'all.
Our kiddos went camping for a few days, so guess who gets to feed the animals?
Yep....
Pappy and Nannie!
We visited them at the campground one day which was so much fun.....
except it was a bit chilly and overcast that particular day and Nannie about froze sitting outside!

The first two pics were taken at our kid's house.
I actually had the energy to hike up and back down their steep driveway a couple of days.





This one I took at the end of my brother's driveway because I love to see the sun shining through the autumn leaves this time of year.....


The next ones are at Panther Creek State Park where the kids were camping.....





The maple tree in our back yard decided to finally show off.....



And my favorite of all because sometimes you just get blessed with a good foto.....



Have y'all had a good week, too?
Are you ready for the weekend so you can maybe get a bit of rest?
How's the weather in your neck of the woods?
Are you finally getting some autumn color, or do you have snow?

No matter the weather I HOPE you have a great weekend!






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Friday, September 29, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #98 }


First of all, I want to apologize for not visiting much this week, but I've been busy trying to get some much needed painting done. Maybe taking a break might be something I need to do more often, although it wasn't intentional. Marking things off a to-do list feels so good!!!

Here are my fotos for today.....


We don't have a good view of sunrises and sunsets at our house, but I managed to catch this one evening.....


The girls at our daughter's house....



Giant cannas and a fading knock-out rose at our daughter's house.....



Dusty miller just fascinates me.....
how can leaves be white?



I just loved the look of coming out of the shadows into the light on this back road we took to our daughter's house.....




This is my accidental shadow pic.  I have no idea what/how/why, it just mysteriously showed up in the gallery on my phone and for some reason I like it!



And, last but absolutely not least, I want to wish our sweet girl a very happy birthday. She's truly one of my greatest blessings!



HOPE everybody has a wonderful weekend!







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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #95 }

I September!

Here are a few September skies I spotted this week.










For those who will be feeling the effects of Hurricane Irma, 
please know you have friends in Tennessee praying for your safety.


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Friday, September 1, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #94 }



First of all.....
Happy September!
This is one of my very favorite months!
You'll be noticing brand new headers of fall scenes coming soon!

Now onto our Friday Foto Friends.  Do any of you scramble to come up with fotos to post on Friday's? Being the one who came up with this little meme, you'd think I'd be prepared, right?
Ummm.....not always!
I found myself last night going through my phone looking for pics and here's what I found.....

I took this one out our back door one morning this week.  Notice the birds flying at the top of the pic. A couple of times lately I've heard geese flying over.


I went to Jess' to stay with two of the kiddos one morning and had to stop and say "hi" to this cow standing all alone in a field!


A sky pic that same morning as I pulled into their driveway.


Do you see him/her?  We came home one day and parked the car under the carport and this little squirrel was in the tree right in front of us. The birds and animals in our yard must have gotten pretty used to us because they seem to pay us no mind a lot of the time!  I told somebody I think I'm the bird whisperer!!!



Pappy and I went to Sevierville one day and the fog/clouds were so pretty hovering below the Great Smoky Mountains!


And, this lizard is a resident on our front porch.
He/she (how do I tell them apart?) isn't one bit afraid of me, either!  He'll crawl right by my foot, scaring the heebie jeebies outta me!  Y'all, I'm too old to be scared like that!


(Yes, our porch needs to be painted.
It's on the to-do list!)

Well, I had more to share than I thought I would!

Do y'all have big plans for the Labor Day weekend?
I'm thinking some thrift store shopping with my girl and a cook-out on Monday with our kiddos.....
oh, and church on SONday!

Life is good, Y'all!

Have a great weekend.....
have fun, but stay safe!




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