Sunday, July 26, 2009

Last Week of "Summer"

This is where I spent the past week.

County Line Guest House, on Allegheny Mountain in West Virginia.

I spent two days alone; two with my friend, Lynda; and three with M.

Lots of time was spent drawing....


.......and snipping. This is a silhouette snip of my Granddaughter and it actually resembles her.

I snipped profiles of folks whose photos were already on my computer


or of folks who had sent me photos with which I could practice.


I did a couple of 3D pieces that might end up in my Etsy shop....that was supposed to open last Monday....before I made a mad dash to West Virginia instead.


I had this whole big place to myself a lot of the time and it was delicious.


Lynda and I did some sightseeing, napping, reading, and lots of gabbing. Lots and lots of gabbing.

At the end of the week, M and I visited our friends, JoJo and Vernon. Vernon took us on one of the best mountain biking excursions on which I have ever been.

I got one nasty bruise on my quad from the ride. My wheel went down off a rock and into a mud puddle, and then got wedged in by another rock. I, along with the rest of my bike, kept going....over the bars. But it didn't dampen my fun. I had a blast.

Part of the trail was even named after JoJo.


JoJo and I visited her beloved horse. Beautiful, isn't it? It's a rescued race horse.

A young horse, whose nose is to the left of this photo, galloped behind me at some point, and JoJo said it looked as though it wanted to mount me. ??? It knocked me pretty hard and sent me careening down the pasture. JoJo and I had a good time though and I didn't get bruised...nor mounted.

Last night it stormed hard all night long. We didn't get a lot of sleep.

This morning M and I did the three hour drive back home.

Tomorrow, my school year begins again. = ( I really could use just one more week in West Virginia.

8 comments:

organized chaos said...

For years I went to a month long summer camp at Camp Alleghany for Girls in WVA. Most beautiful place on earth...
I'm so jealous of your adventure! See you tomorrow....

Flash said...

Wow! It only seems like yesterday that you started your vacation.

Melissa said...

That sounds like a great way to spend your last week of freedom.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Jan it looks like a wonderful spot to while away some time and enjoy the spectacular views. I am now in my last week of freedom too, ah the summer just flew by didn't it.

Cindy said...

Aww. I'm sorry you've got to go back already. I hope you've gotten sufficiently recharged.

Chan Bliss said...

Wow those snips look great. You really captured Jessica's forehead. When she was younger, Jessica would furrow her little brow and Jan would try and flatten them our worrying that Jessica would get wrinkles. As it turns out kids don't get wrinkles they give them.

4 weeks of summer left...

Jackie said...

Oh, oh, oh that sounds heavenly - especially the two days alone! What a gorgeous place, and so filled with wonderment. I'm quite glad your bruises were minimal and that you weren't horse mounted!! :D

Flash said...

Hey Jan! I found a cool scherenschnitte image done on a dictionary page that you might think is cool:

http://photos1.blogger.com/photoInclude/x/blogger/6467/3632/1600/148615/valentinesgorgeous.jpg