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Light of a Shenandoah Sun

Morning light at Erin

Crisp snowy mornings and farmhouses beside country roads are a few of my favorite things.  Mental clarity becomes a perfectly attainable goal when there are fields of horses and cattle as far as the eye can see.  Within the heart of Virginia’s richest farmland, my soul awakened with an inner cadence of contentment.
Snowy country road in Clover Hill

Nestled between the foothills of the eastern face of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians and Harrisonburg, Clover Hill is home to a large population of old order Mennonite farmers.  The roads are dotted with horse manure and lined with white farmhouses, dairy barns, and silos.  My friend, Erin, and her family live in one of those charming houses (pictured at the start of the post) with a broad stone chimney and screened front porch.  Katy and I sat at Erin’s kitchen table with children buzzing about, the distant mooing of a bored dairy cow, and the chipper bark of a beagle puppy named Little Anne.
One of John & Erin's beagles

Soon Erin’s two boys came running out of the house with shoelaces flying and screened door slamming behind them.  A highly competitve game of basketball ensued and I clicked away happily.
Cortland & Noah 2

The rest of the time, Katy and I sat around in the middle of Erin and John’s spacious country kitchen. We laughed, shared photos, and told stories as the best of friends tend to do when visiting one another.

  • Marlene - Hi there,

    It is such a blessing to be able to visit friends and family that may not have been seen for a time. The Lord has blessed you abundantly in your journies this year. Be safe and enjoy…Love alwaysReplyCancel

  • Rosa - That place looks so peaceful! I’d love to be in that 2nd picture…

    Cheers,

    RosaReplyCancel

  • The Cotton Wife - Little Anne! Oh my goodness how I lovebutcannoteverwatchthatmovieagain. And the book? I promise I will never attempt to make it through.

    Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - You were right, I do love her house. It’s so peaceful and beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - I stumbled across your blog today and just had to tell you how many memories you brought back to me with your recent posts.

    My dad was originally from Warm Springs, VA not too far from where you are speaking of. Your pictures and stories made me home sick :0)

    Haven’t been there in several years.

    Thank you for sharing.

    SandyReplyCancel

  • Sophie - Excellent pictures, dear Lacy!! How have you been , lately, girl????

    I haven’t seen you @ my blog for a long time!! I miss your grand posts & lovely funny comments, dear friend!ReplyCancel

  • Laura-Jane - Whimfield - Sounds and looks lovely, Lacey.ReplyCancel

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