The skies are sunny in Virginia, but it is too cold for the beach so the Orples are visiting Sylvia in sunny Southern Florida today. It appears it is just anotherdayinparadise as the Orples are reminded of their sleeping arrangements in their Treasure Tree … that is another story, book 2 of the Orples Trilogy covers the story of how the Orples turned their orange tree into ‘The Treasure Tree‘, if the event you didn’t already know.
Some dude was peacefully taking a nap when the Orples arrived and now he is buried under Olivia. I simply don’t understand how those adventuresome little Orples can get into so much trouble without even trying. Let me go gather the neighborsto see if we can help pull Olivia off of that poor guy getting smashed in the hammock.
You’d think I would have known better than allow the orples to come along to the river. Now, I can’t go anywhere without them wanting to tag along. It appears they had stowed away on my Staunton trip. Evidently, while I was peeping in store windows, the orples were too. Olivia loves to read. She’s found a storefront that has really captured her attention. Look at all the stuff there is to read in that window! This might take awhile!
I was going to post this set of shots earlier, but the orples were bugging me, and then they got hung up in some tree roots trying to cross the path, so I did a post on the orples to keep them satisfied. If they can keep up, they can join us as I show you one way to reach the rocks bordering the James River. This is a popular hangout spot for old and young alike on our hot summer days in the city. When the rains are heavy, sometimes the rocks can no longer be seen as the river rises within the boundaries of its shores. To begin the trek to the river, we must first park the car, then climb some old steps onto the well worn path.
For those of you who are new to my blog and don’t know what orples are, you can go to the Orples Overview section of my blog to learn more about them, if you so desire. In the meantime, it is off to the river we go…
Today I was getting ready to set up a post along an interesting path, leading to some of the rocks on the James River. Of course, the orples have been haunting me, and pouting because they didn’t get to join us on our walk around the block in Richmond on Saturday and I’ve been ignoring them ever since. So before we stroll the entire path, let’s give the orples time to catch up. It appears they’re stuck in some tree roots along the path. They’re helping each other across, so we may have to wait for the next post … “A path to the river’s edge“. Those silly little orples just have to come along sometimes, or they bug me to death.
Stay tuned, we’ll visit the river when Olivia and Oscar get untangled and can keep up with the rest of us. I wouldn’t want to leave them behind.
Yesterday, I went to Richmond to pop off a few shots to share with those who have never visited our State’s capitol city. I chose to focus on the basic street views for yesterday’s post to give you an overall feel of the surroundings. Today’s post will cover the ground at our feet as we wall along the street. Enjoy your stroll, please.
Oscar has decided to try his hand at painting. He had to rig some scaffolding from the tree to be able to reach his canvas. Evidently, it is not easy being an orple. Meanwhile, now that Olivia has learned to read, she is reading her books, and enjoying being outside on such a beautiful day.
When I was in Staunton last weekend, these charming little characters were flaunting their personalities through a closed shop window. Thank God, or I may have spent a lot of money on a whim. At least now, if I go back, I’ll have had more time to choose the ones I really ‘can’t’ live without. These guys give the little yellow rubber duck a run for his money.
Yeah, I’m cheating a little, presenting a video instead of a photo. Sorry, but my mind keeps straying to this song, so why fight it? If you’re not familiar with it already, I think you’ll like it … Linda has a beautiful voice! Or if you are an old foggie, like me, this will no doubt be a blast from the past. Either way … enjoy!
This is a little late getting posted today as I’ve been trying to catch up on my blogging. However, my mother has been on my mind all day for obvious reasons, so to put my mind at ease, I would like to pay tribute to her. I was so honored and very lucky to call this woman “Mom”. May she RIP and know where ever she is that she is as much loved today as she was when I was so blessed to have her here in this life to converse with and to confide in.
To all mother’s everywhere in celebration of ‘our’ day, I wish to you a very Happy Mother’s Day.