Sunday, September 5, 2010


First off thank you all for comments and kind words as we were off on our trip across the state of Virginia.
We left the Norfolk and drove almost across the state to see my brother Jay.
On the last day we were there we were riding around just looking for some shade to park under and visit a bit more before we took off for the trip back across the state for the flat lands.
We spotted this "oak", next to a very nice body of water
After we parked under it Mark looked up to see it was not a large Oak ,as we thought, but a very large Sycamore.
We are quite fond of trees so this one was one of those worth an extra look.

While checking her out I thought- this must be a female -she appears to have some nice breast on her.

Then again it looks like there could be a face with eyes.......

Funny how objects take on different appearances depending on where or how you look at it.

It has been a long week and we figured we logged in about 1400 miles.
We are home now and just loaded up a cone 5 kiln of tiles that should start up during the wee hours while I hope to be sleeping.
After many days of many different beds I am going to be very happy to wake up in my own!
I am wading through emails and questions of this and that  and I noticed I missed  my Friday nibbles.
We were sitting in Norfolk waiting for a train to go by when I mentioned putting up the nibbles for tomorrow, Friday.
Mark gave me that look and informed me it was Friday- whoops!
Well hey- I was busy.
So sue me!
I will have to get one up for this week- the days are going as quick as that train....


Linda Starr said...

I hear you; gee I thought I saw the Friday nibbles here on your blog; don't tell me I missed a friday. I am on my third glaze load and second bisque in a week and I now hear thunder, hang in there and take er easy.

Tracey Broome said...

Glad you are home safe and sound! With Gerry gone to the coast all week and the Labor Day holiday here, I don't really know what day it is so you could post the Friday nibbles any old day and I wouldn't know the difference! Have a happy week, I'm sure your heart and head are full right now!

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Linda and Tracey! I kept thinking yesterday was Sunday and thought we would run into going to work traffic today- I might post a tasty day another day this week- or just wait for Friday to roll in way too fast!

TropiClay Studio said...

Oh how the time just slips by. It seems like school just started, but my first quarter grades are due this week! Good thing I have kept up with the paper grading this year!

Peter said...

The tree is definitely female! Lovely to see a really nice mature Sycamore like that, I think they are a beautiful tree, but they are regarded as a weed here... (however I have been known to plant one or two at our place!).

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I was wondering if there might be some kind of SNAKE up in that tree...

Trish said...

Also glad you are home safe and sound from the travelling..long weekend here too, and I am confused as to the time and day..
That tree IS interesting! big 'ole trees as well..-if they could talk!
Rest up and enjoy.

cookingwithgas said...

Hi to all- today is Tuesday! yea- i think I am figuring out the days.
I am a big tree lover- but Gary- we will not talk about what Mark found outside the front door last night as he went out to check the kiln temperature!
Yikes!-snakes alive!