Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Liquid Sunshine...

I went to the porch to snap a picture of these pretty butterflies. We've had lots of butterflies this year and I should have been taking more pictures. There's a pretty one that's black with turquoise spots but I've missed taking that picture.

Then, the rain started and I just sat down in my rocker (good old fashioned wood rocker) and enjoyed the view until I was chased inside by blowing drops. God has blessed us with such beauty. I look around and remember why the mountain range near us is called the Smokey Mountains. The fog raises between the hills and looks like smoke--so beautiful.




This shower is such a nice break from the hot summer days. Fall is just around the corner; I'm really looking forward to it. Blessings to you all from the holler... FYI
Definition of holler -
noun - valley -
toThe shepherds took the sheep to graze in the hollow.
t to define our little place until a friend asked the other day. So sorry!
We hope that you all have a wonderful week.

Hollow pronounced by locals (holler) - a valley: They took the sheep to graze in the hollow. Where we live there are steep hills. You either live on top of the hill or in the holler!

8 comments:

Sierra Rose said...

Sounds like a peaceful rain! And, beautiful butterflies! Such amazing patterns :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We didn't know what a holler was either, but curiosity sent us to the dictionary. Thanks for the added explanation.

Mom would love a porch and a rocking chair - sitting out during a rain shower is very peaceful and relaxing.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

cowgirl said...

It looks so pretty there Mrs JP.. everything is green and lush.... just beautiful!

MAXMOM said...

Hey there 'Hollers'! :)
For some reason I missed this post....sorry.
It really is a beautiful post and you live in a magnificent part of the world. You make me really envious, because here I'm surrounded by a concrete jungle!...but there are wonderful things here too and I too am blessed.
Do you know that I once rescued a butterfly just like that from the beach...yes...actually took it back a little way inland for it to recover and fly off..
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Lena said...

Beautiful pictures, Mrs. JP! I love the Smokeys - and I sometimes wish we lived closer to the mountains. Hope you enjoyed your rainy break on the porch. :-)

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Just beautiful! It's rainy here too but not as pretty.

About the jalapenos, I got my pickled jalapenos recipe from thatsmyhome.com, except I do not do the hot water bath because the peppers just turned soft and mushy. I just pour in the hot boiling liquid and the lids will seal. I sliced some of them and other times I just slice them in half(the long way).

Cindy said...

It looks so refreshed there. Butterflies are a joy to watch, too!

Farm Chick Paula said...

*giggle* Wow- I can't believe how well you defined holler.... that was great! I never thought about anyone NOT knowing what a holler was!!!
Gorgeous pictures, by the way...