Thursday, October 20, 2011

A gray sort of day

Its another gray day here in the Wabash valley. The above photo was taken day before yesterday, but it looked just about the same yesterday and today. Though it wasn't actually raining here when we left home this morn, by the time were up the road a few miles, it was misting rain.
It is the Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County this week...we have been to different places on three separate days. The first day was a useless trip...I had a horrible headache when we left home and it did not improve, so we no more than got there till we just came home. That was Monday and it was a pretty day...that was why we attempted to go that day.
Tuesday we went to Rockville in the misting rain....they have a big tent set up with several vendors in it. Among them was the gourd lady...I bought half a dozen from her. I think I will make birdhouses out of one or two, and give the others to Sarah to paint. The gourd lady is a fun lady to talk to. We have been by her farm numerous times but have never stopped...I am thinking the next time we will.
But back to the focus of this post....we ventured farther north today to what is usually a big flea market. As I said earlier, not raining here when we left, but did not get very far from home till it started misting. We continued on, knowing that some would not be open. The bottom line is that hardly any vendors were open....I found a couple books for light reading and Roger found a few little things he could use in his shop.
I could not help but think how thankful I was to have a car that had heat, and how thankful to come home to a warm house with warm, running water. I almost always think about these things when I am out in cold nasty weather...and think about what it must have been like to be traveling in covered wagons and no place to really get away from the cold and rain.
As we came home we stopped by the grocery and got the fixings for a big pot of vegetable soup....my house smells soooo good right now. I wish we had scratch and sniff applications for our computers. I think I am going to go up and have a bowl...then come back down to my sewing.
I leave you with one of my favorite barns near here...I snapped this on the way home today.

11 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

Been a miserable few days here as well.

Gill

Maple Lane said...

The gourds will make great birdhouses and your soup sounds sooooo good! We've had dark, rainy days too and the heat has felt so good.

George said...

We've been having cold rainy weather here as well. It does make us grateful for warm homes and cars.

Judy said...

We've had some sunshine but it's been very windy here.

Debbie said...

we had sunshine here in new jersey after a miserable day yesterday.

i just love your barns!!

Ginny said...

The barn picture is beautiful, I love the fall grasses in it. I'm so sorry the trip was't as fun as it could have been. But now you are making me so hungry for homemade soup! Soup is one of my favorite foods.

don said...

Nice series with the inclement weather shot. The vegetable soup sound so good!

Sandra said...

it looks to me like you paid that barn to find just the right pose, the composition is terrific. gray days like your first one make me sad and wanting to stay home and not go out at all. it is a good thing i don't live in Seattle because i don't like rain either, gray and rain, phooey, give me sunshine. I am like you are with coming home and having heat and a warm cozy home, only i am glad to come home to AC and a cool home. hope the sunshine on your day today and I wish you had scratch and sniff to.. i think i smell soup gotta run

mountain mama said...

that's a lovely barn!!

EG Wow said...

Pretty barn.

It has been raining here today...well, actually, for the past week. I sure hope the sun comes out soon. Yes, I am thankful for heat in my car too. :)

Caron said...

I enjoy looking for those slender Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks that were on one subject.

Also, I've thought of that before in cold, damp days. It would have made me insane to be damp all the time. I could barely stand Hawaii because it seemed like everything should be moldy!!

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