Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hello September

Soon it will be autumn. Who cannot love autumn with its brilliant color and the crisp air and clear blue skies with puffy white clouds. It is the last hurray of the beauty that began in spring and lingers almost until that most wondrous Advent and Christmas season which is really my favorite time of the year!  I usually get a bit melancholy around this time of the year. I'm not sure exactly why. I wrote a bit about it here.

While looking for some autumn photos, I discovered these from an autumn trip we took to northwest and  north central Georgia several years ago.

Murray County Court House in Chatsworth, Georgia. This is a beautiful courthouse that was built in 1916-1917 in the Neoclassical Revival style. Isn't that the most beautiful shade of blue in that sky?

We stopped  to take a photo of a sign that I spotted, showing my maiden name of Dobbs. C.W. Industries, I found out later is a carpet and rug company. I believe they actually make carpet and rug pads.  Joe Dobbs is the President of the company, thus his name on the sign. Interesting to me is that my father's initials were C.W!  Dobbs is not a rare name but it isn't  often that I run across someone with that name. I will be digging into my genealogy to see if I can find any connection between our Dobbs line and Chatsworth, GA. and/or Murray County.

Beautiful sunflower that was found closer to home.  

Wouldn't it be nice to wake up to that happy field each morning?  Thousands upon thousands of smiling sunflowers waving, "Good Morning," in the breeze!

The beautiful form of God's creation nurtured into growing by a farmer's careful touch....

Tokens from September days gone by.......



Monday, June 8, 2015

I Wish I Were a Sailing, Sailing the Deep Blue Sea...

Copyright Vicki D. Elish 2015 

This photograph was taken by me while sailing in Maine early 1980s.  This is the first time it has been published. I added this favorite quote from a prayer by Winfred Ernest Garrison. It was a favorite of JFK's. Will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop later this month.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


Hoping you and your families will take a few moments during your celebration of the beginning of Summer, to remember those who paid the ulitmate price for our freedom.

God Bless. Have a thoughtful and thankful
 Memorial Day!


Thursday, April 9, 2015


Easter vignette on my jelly cupboard, with a print from a Dear Lillie download.  I love Dear Lillie.  They have become my go to place for chalkboard art when I am too busy or maybe just too lazy to do my own chalkboard work.  Jennifer's beautiful work is much better than what I can do anyway!
Please excuse the quality of this photo. I shot this one with my phone camera. The walls in our kitchen are Tuscan gold and for some reason are difficult to photograph.

The daffodils were saved from the freeze we had a couple of days before Easter.
They always brighten up a room. I used my Pentax for this photo but I'm a bit out of practice. My settings were a bit off and it is a little grainy. Guess I will need to brush up on my photo skills.

I'm still busy unpacking here in Georgia but taking it slowly and allowing a little time to enjoy the beautiful weather. Hope you are having a beautiful Spring where you are.