Monday, April 30, 2007

Good Times in Virginia

When your neighbors are people like the little fella pictured above... life is good. We had another great day on the plantation. It's large enough we don't even really feel the need to head off exploring anywhere else for the time being. Since there is a working farm, the James River and several old historic housing areas we have just been wandering around for hours in here snapping pics and taking it all in.

Billy has finished a few new paintings... this one is of an old cabin here in Chippokes and a few of the fantastic, huge old trees out in front of it.

They grow wheat here and the field in front of the cabin is about 4 feet high with it right now. I think wheat is the prettiest crop... it's so delicate and fresh in color at this stage.

Last night we met up with some fellow Airstream owners. They were just passing through on their way North but decided to hang out for one night after we met up. We had dinner and shared stories and ideas about traveling and working on the road until almost midnight. Peter and Cheryl (Cheryl, forgive me if this is not the correct spelling of your name!) have been traveling yearly in their Airstream for about 6 years now. They spend part of their year up in the Adirondacks and we hope to meet up with them again in late Summer when we pass through that way. It was a good time and we are glad the Airstream connection allowed us to meet and hang out. Now that the weekend is over with almost everyone has moved on or gone home and we have this place pretty much all to ourselves. Our site is really pretty and I almost wish we could stay for another week before heading to the next spot.

Today we have to drive into town to ship out Billy's recently sold work and I want to stop off on the way home to a nearby farm to pick strawberries. Hopefully they are around on a Monday afternoon to let us pick.

I will leave you with my favorite shot from yesterday's walk. This is an old wonky house near the farm buildings. I caught a little cloud in the sky perfectly in line with the chimney so as to look like a plume of smoke rising out. Always remember you can click on pictures to see a larger version of them which will open up on a new page. Just hit your browser's back button to come back to the blog.

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