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Friday, July 03, 2020

Foaling Around!


I played hooky yesterday.

We kicked off a long holiday weekend a bit early – there was no reason not to.

After what seems like months and months of rain, we were finally granted some beautiful weather and spent a good chunk of our afternoon and early evening hours hiking up at Grayson Highlands State Park to see what we could see.

I was last up here early June, and in a month’s time – so much has changed!


Mountain laurel blooming pink.


beautiful views.


Zoey is intrigued by the ponies!

We love this time of day up there – by 6pm most of the day visitors are heading home – and things are cooling down with plenty of daylight left to get in a couple of hours on the hiking trails.


Mama keeping watch!

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We didn’t get home until about 8pm, dinner was late but we didn’t mind.  It was just FINALLY the lovely kind of summer evening you don’t want to end. 

Citronella candles fragranced the air on the porch, and we ate outside just enjoying the night sounds and the end of a rewarding day – where NO SEWING HAPPENED!


More Mountain Laurel -


SO pretty!


This morning  back on the porch.

Our leisurely yesterday extended over into a leisurely morning this morning – hence this post coming a bit later than normal – but what’s the rush?

There will be some mail to go out today – and then I am taking the weekend off in full holiday stay-cation mode.

There is nowhere to go, no family gatherings, no parades or fireworks – just a porch rocker, a fire pit, good food, a long sleep in -

And maybe some sewing if I feel like it -

I kind of like how July is starting out so far!



Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Every day we have opportunities to make a difference. Look for them.

Have a lovely Friday, folks!


26 comments:

  1. Have an awesome weekend and enjoy your sunshine! :)

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  2. Enjoy your Fourth Bonnie. This Year is definitely one for the books. You have learned to make lemonade from lemons. Good for you.

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  3. Enjoy the holiday, Bonnie. Aren't we blessed to be citizens of this nation! It may not be perfect, but dare I say, it is made up of imperfect citizens. :-)
    And BTW, thank you for your faithful blogging. Day in, Day out, a good morning chat from you awaits me every day. I'm spoiled. And grateful. Also, I can't think of anyone else who has furthered my quilting experience as much as you have. Thank you. You are a national/international quilting treasure.
    And now, before I get too sappy,stay well and have a fun weekend.

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    1. DITTO from me Lindah, you said it so well!!

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  4. Enjoy!!! You certainly deserve it and what a beautiful place to be.

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  5. Hope you have a weekend filled with love, laughter and Lola!

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  6. Such beautiful views. Glad you got to kick back and enjoy your time.

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  7. Enjoy your weekend, Bonnie

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  8. This is exactly what we need right now...peace, quiet, calm, joy. This is where I come daily for this slice of normal. Thanks so much for sharing. ♥

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  9. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us!

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  10. What a beautiful post!! We are very grateful to you Bonnie, for your lovely posts! Have a wonderful weekend with bright and sunny days for hiking, basking in the beautiful weather and enjoying being alive just to hear the crickets!!

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  11. Love your mountain views, we live in north Alabama and spent our honeymoon in the TN/NC Smokey Mts 57+ yrs ago. We usually visit once a year, but won't happen this year. So we will visit the VA mts. with you.

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  12. Enjoy! I was admiring the fire pit, looks like glass rocks and so pretty.

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  13. Happy July 4th! While you enjoy the sunshine, we are in gratitude for the much needed rain we received this week. Even though it can be a bit warm here in Texas, we bask in the sunshine, too! June

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  14. Thanks for sharing your beautiful day in the Blue Ridge. That little foal was quite content chillin' while mama snacked about. Your Mountain Laurel is different from that in Texas - Texas is a lovely lavender while yours is pink. Both beautiful and the fragrance is wonderful. Enjoy a wonderful relaxing weekend.

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  15. Seems like just the perfect day to play hooky and why not! Love the beautiful scenery and the pony’s are so lovely just gently munching their way through the grass lol. Thank you for sharing the lovely video of the mum and her foal.have a lovely holiday weekend.
    Stay safe
    Love and quilty hugs
    Anne xxx

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  16. Happy 4th everyone! What a beautiful walk y’all were able to take! It is amazing what rain can do to a landscape. Enjoy your relaxing. I’m trying to get into that same mindset! Hopefully you’ve inspired me. 😁

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  17. Thanks for the beautiful photos and post about your trek and start to the weekend and month. May you enjoy your time, be refreshed and energised.

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  18. Happy Independence Day. I could hear birds in your video and not cicadas! Love the panorama view, love the ponies, the adorable foal and WOW! The fire pit looks fabulous with the blue . . . glass? I didn't know you could do that!

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  19. Love your blog. The saying You be the change is a good one as well. Enjoy your weekend! We shall celebrate our Granddaughter Chiara's 8th birthday today, actual date is tomorrow! So exciting for us to celebrate this event, stay well everyone!

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  20. Beautiful post, Bonnie! Love the ponies, the fire, the peace. Happy 4th of July!!

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  21. Enjoy the 4th.
    Stay safe

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  22. God bless you! I don't know how you keep up at the pace you go! You needed a break!

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  23. Sounds very peaceful and relaxing.......

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  24. thank you for your blog! it is the only one I faithfully read daily! I learn so much from you, and am working on the pandemic quilt along, and a garlic knot baby quilt and a signature wedding quilt!!

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  25. I love the mountain laurel blossoms, as if hand quilted around the edges.

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