Digtial Goodie Day – DGD – Memorial Day Stickers – Day 4

May 22, 2015 by tigermucha

It’s Day 4, and I have another little Digital Goodie for you for Memorial Day.  It’s another little Sticker made from vintage ephemera.  This post card image is pre World War I, as noted by the different uniforms and is very patriotic.

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Just click on the image above to be taken to the full size .png file There are only two more to collect in this series, so come back tomorrow and Monday for the remaining Stickers.

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Digtial Goodie Day – DGD – Memorial Day Stickers – Day 3

May 21, 2015 by tigermucha

Today I am sharing the third in the set of six little Memorial Day Stickers with you.  These are created with images from vintage postcards and are great for Scrapbook projects, card making or crafting.

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Today’s Sticker uses a card that was possibly a Decoration Day card.  Decoration Day preceded Memorial Day and  was a day for decorating the graves of those that had served our country.  Thus, you see the monuments that would be found in a cemetery in this image and the message that speaks of those that have passed on.  Just click on the image below to be taken to the full size .png file.

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Keep checking back this week for the rest of the set!

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Digtial Goodie Day – DGD – Memorial Day Stickers – Day 2

May 20, 2015 by tigermucha

Welcome to Day 2!  Another little Digital Goodie for you to use in your crafting, cardmaking or scrapbooking projects, just in time for Memorial Day!

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Just click on the image above to be taken to the full size .png file  There are six to collect, so stop back every day this week to ensure you collect all six!

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Digtial Goodie Day – DGD – Memorial Day Stickers – Day 1

May 19, 2015 by tigermucha

Memorial Day is almost here, the unofficial start of Summer!  Memorial Day is also a day to honor those that have served our country.  I have lots of vintage postcards from the early twentieth century that show wonderful images of turn of the century themes around the Holiday.  I put together a set of six little stickers using some of those images and I will share them with you this week.

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Today I am sharing the first, one with an Army and Navy theme.  Just click on the image below to be taken to the full size .png file.

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There are six to collect, so stop back every day this week! Enjoy!

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Farm Life

May 18, 2015 by tigermucha

This weekend we spent some time with friends that live on a small farm.  While we were there we explored their property.  It was a beautiful day for exploring.

What a sweet face!

Their son is raising cows on the property.  Doesn’t she have a sweet face?  They thought we were going to feed them.  They were disappointed that they would have to wait.

Momma and calf

This momma was super sweet and that’s her calf.

Louie beat us to the pond and was ready for a swim

Their dogs came with us because they new they could go for a swim in the pond.

Canadian Geese on the pond

There were several Canadian Geese on the pond.  They chose to swim to the other side.

Canadian Geese swimming on our neighbor's pond

They didn’t really pay any attention to us after that, they just did their own thing.  They were relaxing to watch.

Keith watching as one of the cows wades in

The pond was good sized.  But there was a break in the fence and some of the cows had been coming down to wade in and had made a mess of the bank.

Wading in the pond

And while we were these, one of the rogue cows waded right on in.

View of the barns from the pond

We spent some time enjoying the pond, watching the dogs play, the geese swim and then we headed back up to the house, which is behind the barns by the trees in back.

The cow barn

The barns are old and full of character.

Old Franklin County Barn

This one is really huge inside, three stories!

Small barn adorned with a mantel and brdhouses

The smaller barn is adorned with a mantel and birdhouses.

Using a mantel to decorate the outside of an old barn

I really like how the mantel turned out.  What a great way to decorate an old barn! And what a great day to explore our friend’s farm.

Sunday Bliss – May 17th

May 17, 2015 by tigermucha

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Red Bellied Woodpecker - Anyone Home?

We have lots of woodpeckers where we live, like this red bellied woodpecker that I caught on a telephone pole across the street this week.  We hear them all the time knocking on the poles in our neighborhood.  And we see them often on our suet cake feeders.  They are also very vocal with distinctive calls.  This little fella was knocking around on the pole, perhaps looking for insects.  He soon flew away.  Glad I caught him before he left.

Digital Goodie Day – DGD – Memorial Day Souvenirs

May 15, 2015 by tigermucha

Memorial Day is just around the corner and I thought I would share two little scraps made from vintage postcards with you today.  And along with those two scraps, a full size 12 by 12 Vintage Blue Damask Scrapbook page.

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As with all of my Digital Goodies, just click on the image to view the full size .png file.  These little Memorial Day Souvenirs are approximately 3.5 by 3.5 at 300 ppi.

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And they are perfect for scrapbooking, crafting, card making, whatever you choose.

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And this full size 12 by 12 page can be used for creating full sized pages.  It has a nice old grungy texture.  It would also make nice Father’s Day projects.

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I hope you enjoy these and can use them in your Memorial Day crafting and scrapbooking!

 

Dr. Pepper and The Avengers

May 13, 2015 by tigermucha

For the last month or so, our town has been protected by the Avengers!  Yes, it is true!  I have proof!

Iconic landmark neon Dr. Pepper sign in downtown Roanoke VA.  The Avengers visited for a month or so to promote their new movie and it made for some great photographs.

You see, we have this iconic landmark sign on top of one of our downtown buildings.  It’s a vintage neon Dr. Pepper sign.  The sign has been here for as long as I can remember and sports the “Pepper Time” slogan of 10, 2 and 4 which was popular well before World War II I believe.

Who is that up on the historic Dr. Pepper sign in Roanoke, VA?  I think it's a few of the Avengers, promoting their new movie.

And since Dr. Pepper was a sponsor of Marvel Comics new Avengers movie, what better way to promote the movie than to have a few hanging around?

Our town was protected by the Avengers for about a month this spring.  They adorned our landmark Dr. Pepper sign in our downtown.

Keith took me downtown at the beginning of the month and we took a few pictures of Iron Man, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk.  I cannot ever remember any type of promotion like this happening before with the sign.  Usually it in itself is enough advertising.  It lights up at night and is just pretty darn cool itself.

Iron Man, The Hulk and Captain America atop the Dr. Pepper Sign in downtown Roanoke, VA

I sure am glad we took pictures when we did.  Last Friday they took them down.  We drove by them at 7:30 am on our way to an antique show and by the time we came back that afternoon they were gone.  It sure was a neat promotion and I am glad that they visited  my hometown for a while at least.  Thank you Dr. Pepper for a great topic of conversation and some cool photographs!

 

A Day Trip to Happy Hollow Gardens

May 11, 2015 by tigermucha

A couple of years ago I shared a neat place to visit, a hidden gem right in my own backyard, so to speak, called Happy Hollow Gardens. And last Sunday, I shared a picture of Keith taken this year at Happy Hollow Gardens.

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We made a little day trip there to view the many azaleas in bloom every spring.  It is magical.

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It is only a few miles from our house, on top of Chestnut Mountain.

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And in the Spring, it is loaded with beautiful azaleas, in all colors.   In the 1950’s, the park was a private residence and home to a nursery.

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Since it was so suitable for azaleas, they became a specialty of the nursery and can be found in several different sections of the gardens.

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In 1985 the land became a park in Roanoke County.

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Today there are several trails, including the Azalea Trail.

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All in all there are about two miles of trails through the wooded property.

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We have only been in the spring, but I am sure it is just as pretty in any season.

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And the azalea bushes are huge.  I don’t know how old they are, but you can tell they have been there for many, many years.

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Some of the paths are board walks situated above the forest floor so that you are walking right through the tops of the azaleas.  And they connect the parking area to the shelter, which is nice for picnics or other get-togethers.

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And if you are ready, you can take the short hike from that area over a hill on the Azalea Trail to where the small amphitheater sits.

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And there are always lots of wildflowers along the path, along with mosses and ferns and other wonderful finds on the forest floor.

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Near the amphitheater, there are several bright fuchsia colored azaleas.

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They are really stunning.

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And they really are bright against the early spring greens and browns of the woodland park.

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And these stand taller than Keith and I, so you can tell they have been here a while.

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And there are a few buildings on the property, like the original log cabin house and some barns and sheds.

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And there is a creek that runs through the property.

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Heading back to where we were parked was a lower trail by the creek and a large group of white azaleas.

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These are just a beautiful as the colored azaleas.  Very pristine and clean looking.

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And just huge old growth groups of bushes.

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They look lovely in the dappled sunlight of spring.

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And soon we were back by the shelter and the large group of white, pink and red azaleas that greeted us when we arrived.

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And this is a great place to have a picture taken.

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So we took one last look at this spring’s azalea show and headed back to our car.  We enjoyed this hidden gem right in our own backyard and are so thankful to the family that gave this gift to the county for all to enjoy.

What hidden gems lie close to your home that would make a great day trip for someone?

 

Sunday Bliss – May 10th

May 10, 2015 by tigermucha

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What a beautiful day - relaxng on the deck on a Spring Saturday

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day.  I enjoyed some reading out on the deck and this was my view!

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