Spring at Biltmore is a flower fanatic's dreamworld. The gardens are brimming with daffodils, hyacinth, forsythia, tulips and periwinkle, just to name a few. Today, the tulips were up, but they had not quite bloomed out. Maybe next week, I can go back and take tulip pictures. The current exhibit in the mansion and on … Continue reading Spring at Biltmore
I guess I'm trying to make up for sitting on my butt all winter, but over the past 8 days, I have hiked 22 miles! That is 22 MOUNTAIN miles, folks. My legs feel like noodles. Going straight up steps or up steep grades isn't easy and I realize just how much fitness I have … Continue reading Redbuds
So, during my workout hike at Chimney Rock State Park, I counted 1322 steps on the main trails leading from the Lower Parking Lot at the ticket booth to the very top at Exclamation Point. This does not include a few "detours" through the "Subway"and "The Outcroppings." I had counted the stairs a few years ago, … Continue reading I Counted the Steps!
Godspeed /ˈɡɒdˈspiːd/ interjection, noun 1. an expression of one's good wishes for a person's success and safety Word Origin C15: from God spede may God prosper (you) This word is most, or only appropriate to say to a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine as they start their military journey. I have used it more in … Continue reading Godspeed
Regarding an opinion piece published in Yahoo Finance, "Why Elizabeth Warren Is A Threat to America’s Growth," Luke had some interesting comments. He said ... Like Mark Sanford in South Carolina, she is generally despised here, but is somehow able to maintain a constituency. I like to believe that politicians are making progress toward a … Continue reading Luke’s Losers …
Living near the Biltmore House in Asheville has it's advantages. Bloom reports are sent periodically to all season pass holders. This week's bloom report was all about the roses. They are gorgeous. Walking out of the green houses, you immediately smell their aroma. Your blood pressure lowers and everything slows down. I imagine what it … Continue reading Sunday at the Biltmore
Three of my sewing patterns for dolls were just featured on this week's newsletter publication from YouCanMakeThis.com! This is huge in the doll clothes market! So excited. You can find my patterns featured on etsy.com, craftsy.com and youcanmakethis.com as well as my own website at bonnetsandbums.com. The next big thing is to get these ebooks on … Continue reading My Patterns Were Featured
On this past Monday morning, I was engrossed in the latest project to complete for the company that contracts my labor, Traders Press® which is owned by Peregrine Financial Group out of Cedar Falls, Iowa. This is something I have done every day for the past 15 years. Monday 2:00 p.m. I received an email … Continue reading Unexpected Happenings