I found A Rural Journal through Michelle at It's a Small Town Life, and thought it sounded like a good idea. My days are often filled with randomness, which I quite like; it suits me.
So here are my five random things, posted first on Facebook as separate posts at the end of yesterday's journey to pick up more things from the estate sale.
Overheard: "We used to live in a house, then we painted it blue and we sold it. One there was a snake in the dining room and we called Papaw and he came over and bonked it on the head and smooshed it and it was dead." Rose, who was 5 and knew what the Recyclable symbol on the bottom of her Wendy's cup meant.
Seen: a man discing a field with a team, horse and mule. We stopped and chatted. Pics and post coming soon on my blog. I love this state.
Touched: old oak washstand, well cared for, polished, and filled with Workbasket magazines, needles, photos, and tiny, cold metal tins of pins.
Smelled: the sweet scent of lilac and honeysuckle everywhere today as we traveled once again to Oak Hill. In my photo above, a lavender azalea blooms in the wild on a hillside overlooking the Kanawha River, evidence that a home once occupied that steep but lovely spot.
Taste: cold cold chardonnay after a day of hard labor, moving, lifting, loading and unloading furniture. Time to chill and fell good about today's work. One more load tomorrow, and we're done.
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