Welcome Kittens & Dawgs! In November I shared a Vintage Texaco Station with you right here. Here’s another look at the Hiwassee area, this time with rafters on the river.
I did a little editing in the above photo using Pixelmator. The tree canopy and shooting from inside the car threw my exposure off. We stopped in the road, so I only had a few seconds to snap my camera.
I don’t think this is the same spot from which the rafters in the previous picture launched from but what drew my attention was the wooden train trellis. You just don’t see landmarks like this very much anymore.
This is another photo of the train trellis crossing the Hiwassee. I bent down to capture the river rocks and water glistening in the sunlight but the view drew my eyes to house on the other side of the river. It was a gorgeous day.
Next is my Wednesday Hodgepodge segment hosted by Joyce. This is an excellent way to get to know your fellow blogger and you’re invited to play alone.
1. January 24th is National Compliment Day. Is it easy or not so easy for you to accept a compliment? Share a recent compliment you’ve given or received. It’s always a happy surprise when someone says something nice about me. It really makes my day extra special. I do better now than I used to with accepting a compliment. Do any of us truly not accept a kind word? That seems a bit strange whe you think about it, doesn’t it? It’s difficult for us to admit what other see because we don’t believe in ourselves. I think the difference for me is having a good husband who constantly says such nice things to me. It’s his kindness, his love that built my confidence and self-esteem so I don’t feel uncomfortable but grateful for those who praise me for something. The last compliment I got was this morning, DH told me I’m the best wife in the world. I’m sure there are a thousand better than me but through his eyes I am the best and that means the world me!
2. Ten little things you are loving right now. Other than the obvious like the people I love here’s my list. 😉
- morning coffee
- good health
- warm fuzzy socks
- polar fleece jacket
- cozy home
- mild weather
- Apple pencil
- Procreate (sketching app)
3. Would people describe you as a positive person? Do you see yourself that way? I read here a list/description of eight things positive people do differently – Positive people find something to look forward to every day, they celebrate the small stuff, they’re kind, they stay busy, accept responsibility for their actions, forgive themselves, know when to move on, and resist comparisons. Which action on the list would you say you do regularly? Which action could you add to your life to give you a more positive outlook? If you’re a positive person, what’s something you do regularly that’s not on the list? I am a positive person. I celebrate the small stuff in my life every day. A grateful heart is a happy heart. Knowing when to move on is an area needing improvement. That’s the hardest thing for me to do at times. One thing I tend to do fairly regularly is to impart positive encouragement in another person’s life, someone who is having it hard. If I can help that person to see past the now to a brighter, happier future then I’ve accomplished my mission.
4. Homemade chicken soup, beef stew, or a bowl of chili…what’s your pleasure on a cold winter’s day? All of these sound wonderful and I could go for any of on a cold day but I can easily narrow it down to beef stew or chili. In fact, I want to make a pot of beef stew and cornbread soon.
5. The best part of my day is…. when DH comes home. I enjoy my alone time but I am alone all day and I miss having his company.
6. Insert your own random thought here. I hope to share in coming weeks more interesting or old churches I’ve photographed. I managed to get a few last year but didn’t get a chance to share them. The below church is probably less than a mile from the vintage Texaco station mentioned above.
Also, linking with the Skywatch Friday community! 😉