Monday, February 24, 2014


This lovely house lives on the way to Mobjack in a part of the county known as Cardinal.

Several friends of mine from high school lived in or near Cardinal,
so I passed by this house more than a few times back in the day.

Back then I didn't have time to stop and admire this house though.

Speaking of high school, Saturday I traveled to Charles City with Alda and Catherine, two classmates of mine, to watch the Mathews High School girls and boys basketball teams play in the conference championship games.

The girls put up a very strong fight but lost to Charles City by only! four points.  Although I thought we were done for the season, Daughter informed me that because we came in second we advance to the regional games. Tuesday night we play again.

The boys, however, won their game by one bucket in the last second of the game.  The last minute of that game was some of the most exciting basketball I've seen in a while.  

Other than basketball, the only other newsworthy topic is the weather, which reached the low 70s yesterday.  I spent most of the day picking up and burning sticks and pine cones--in shorts.  Although picking up pine cones doesn't sound very exciting--because trust me it isn't--just being outdoors inhaling fresh air, feeling the cool breeze and sunshine on the skin, and hearing the song birds and the frogs off in the distance was enough to make me happy content.

So there you have it, all the sordid details of my wild weekend.


Welcome to the last week of February.

March can't get here soon enough for me.


Kay L. Davies said...

Love the details of the old house.
But 70-degree weather and shorts. Wasn't it like that in September? This is still February, out here where the deer and the antelope play.
Hi to all.
Luv, K

Anonymous said...

Nice respite from cold weather ! yay for the awesome Mathews team scoring second place to advance onward !

Lovely old house:
I adore the gable window in its gothic style and those diamond shape shingles....many years too late for Blog Cabin to do a makeover on the house (it isn't waterfront from what I see, so they would have passed on it anyway) but I love it.

Have a great -or at least not exhausting - week.

thomas said...

The last one is outstanding , as they all are but it's especially interesting.

Country Girl said...

It was beautiful here as well. But I don't think I would have worn shorts. That house? Really cool.

Daryl said...

it was beautiful here .. good enough to go to the park twice! sorry they lost but there's always the next game, right? and that house is fabulous ... reminds me a bit of the one near the CORNFIELD

Anonymous said...

The woodwork in the closeup sort of looks like the scales of a fish. Wonder if the owner intended for that?

That piece of property is just a few feet from my grandparents old property. It was known at the time as Sunrise Point. (sold out of the family in the early 2000s)