I love rainy days in the mountains when the clouds hang low and hug the ridges.
It has always had a “Brigadoon” feeling for me. Misty and magical. Ethereal.
Spring rain is so different than rain any other time of the year. It can come gently, it can pound fiercely with the whipping of the wind. It washes the world from the last vestiges of winter, making everything newly green.
Such is spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains I love to call home.
During our first daytime downpour I discovered some parts of the cabin that I had never seen in action before. We have RAIN CHAINS!
Rain chains are a functional and captivating replacement for conventional gutter downspouts. During a rain storm, they turn into a water feature as the rain tumbles from the gutter down the chain, and into a drain in the ground. I could have stood here and watched the rain chaining down for hours. Captivating!
But there was a “Run to Lowes” to be made. And I said that I would go, if we could take some detours and explore a bit on our way. And I wanted to go to the antique mall in West Jefferson to see if they had a better cabinet for the “STUFF” I want more hidden.
Appalachian Traffic Jam!
It was a good thing we weren’t in a hurry for anything. I don’t know how this truck was not falling apart on the road! LOL!
Barn Quilt Sighting!
I love these everywhere I can spot them, and in this area there are many. I have a feeling that there WILL be one on the cabin at some point!
This lovely was spotted at the mall!
We looked and looked but didn’t find a pie safe type cabinet that I think I want next to the fireplace to hide all the TV related electronic paraphernalia. They had some “made new to look old” stuff –but they were all painted and distressed, and I want WOOD. And I want a real vintage piece, not something new made to look old. I want something beat up with history.
That place in Burlington where I found the two dressers – THAT’s where I need to go. And that might happen Wednesday depending on how I feel after Tuesday’s THING removal.
There was a lovely Minnesota A in a parlor cabinet.
And an early Kenmore!
No machines came home. After moving cabin, and trying to find places for everything, my stable of machines is still full to the gills. But I love to look, to pet them, to give their hand wheels a turn – and miracle of miracles, all machines were OUT in the open! I didn’t have to embarrass The Hubster by playing another round of “Free the Machines!”
This is for IRENE! LOL!
All items needing to come back to the cabin were secured and off we went. I swear, that 25 minute drive gets shorter every time we do it.
Parking sign is up! Next to the rain chain.
More and more like home every day!
I’m headed home today. I’ve got some quilty things to share, but I’ll wait until I’m home to post them from the wifi instead of slow phone data upload.
The propane folks will be here Friday morning, so I’ll be back up on Thursday afternoon.
I am ever so grateful that my March schedule was an easy one with two weeks off. We have gotten so much done and it couldn’t have been planned better.
Did you enter to win our March Quilty Box give away yet? The drawing of our winner happens on Wednesday evening, so be sure to enter on THAT POST.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I love Mondays. Mondays give me a clean slate with a full week ahead to live as I want to live. To be a better me. To grab this day by the horns, and show it who's boss! Vintage Ohio star quilt photo sent to me by Cathy in Michigan.
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Make it a magnificent Monday, everyone!