Friday, May 29, 2009

Memorial weekend...part 3

In the previous couple of posts, I mentioned that last weekend was a busy one. I had a four-day weekend and I used every second of it. On Friday, after a checkup at my dentist , I went to one of my favorite antique shops. They are only open a few times a year, mostly on holiday weekends. But, anyway...this is what I see on the way to The Granary...

There is a road (they are 'roads' in the country, not 'streets') called Rose Hill Road, on that road is a sign that says, Rose Hill. It's the name of the little community with that name. I was told that the community, which is about 3 miles east of Skaneateles, was settled in the early 1800's.



The three previous pictures are of a building on Rose Hill that a few years ago, was a small country shop. The owner of that shop once told me that it was, many years ago, the General Store at Rose Hill. Unfortunately, it's in a little bit of disrepair, but it's kind of cool inside. I haven't been in in a few years, but last time I was, the dry goods counter was still there as was the shelving behind it.


I grew up in LaFayette, NY, (about 10 miles south of Syracuse) known for their many Apple Orchards. Sometime around 1972, a group of people got together and planned the first annual LaFayette Apple Festival. It's the primary fund raiser for all clubs and organizations in town. The 'Apple Fest' lures thousands of visitors every year. After moving several times over the years (always within town limits, of course), the organization purchased a permanent home for the Apple Fest at a former Apple Farm. The festival grounds are within walking distance of the site where the 'Cardiff Giant' was unearthed in 1869. Please, click on the link for the Fest to learn more. People come far and wide to visit the Fest or to sell their wares as there are 400+ crafters every year.



The hills around LaFayette, NY.
Apple Orchards...




...sign for McClusky Apple Farms....

...entrance to Beak & Skiff Apple Farm country store which opens seasonally, every Fall...

Beautiful country, isn't it?
Thanks for joining me....I'll have the next installment (The Granary Antique Shop) soon...



Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weekend...continued

Although Memorial Day weekend was a busy one. I did take a lot of pictures....
...so...here are some of them...


Banner on the side porch..

A little bit of Myrtle on the side of the house...

Rusty Hummingbird Garden Art that I bought from a local art show...



Cute terra cotta bird...


Lily of the Valley...



Vintage corbel that looks (to me) like an angel wing...


my cute vintage garden bunny...

hens and chicks...and hens and chicks...and...




Monday, May 25, 2009

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!


For the Soldiers
Far above the patriotic music,
and from beneath purple, majestic skies,
men, women, youth
whisper their prayers of thanks.
Together, throughout history,
and through the many storms of war,
brave souls have unselfishly given their lives,
to ensure our unconditional, eternal freedom.
Your sacrifice has not been in vain.
Copyright
Tamara Egan
May 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Annual Memorial Day Parade

This morning at about "11ish" the Jamesville annual Memorial Day Parade commenced. They line up on my street and parade up to the center of town, where the ceremony takes place at the War Memorial monument. Fire departments from all over central NY, Scouting Units, kids ball teams, Military Units, politicians, various clubs and organizations participate. There is also a couple of school bands and a Bagpipe Band from Syracuse to keep the parade in pace.
Here are a few pictures of my small-town parade. Isn't this what America is all about? Enjoy!









It's been a while...


I know it's been a while, but I was caught up in trying to figure out just where I wanted this blog to go. I was deciding where to categorize it into one 'type' of blog. I know there are some that are just poetry, just decorating, just artwork, just antiquin' and junkin', but why can't I have it all?? I'd like to make this a sort of journal, to write down thoughts, inspirations, antiquin' adventures and anything else my brain deems important enough to write down.
So....my decision is this....expect the unexpected, anything goes in this blog. I'll save Sundays for poetry...and as for the rest, I'll make it up as I go along. It's difficult for creative people to follow rules, conform, only see what's 'in-the-box'. Consider me a creative sort and we'll work this out easily.

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