Sunday, November 11, 2007


It's 4,465… 4,466… 4,467… 4,468 words!

Even though I’m not allowed to blog about TMP (the mystery project) or show you any of the amazing photographs, I’m happy to announce that as of this morning the First Section of the book is done.

The word count for Part I text is 4,468 – with captions for the 72 photos averaging 25 words per captions this will put the count over 6,000 words for this section. Whew! Now, only two to go!

After posting the photos of California gardens, several folks from The Golden State, as well as The Sunshine State, and The Empire State, asked me to post a peek of Virginia’s fall foliage.
Since I my fingers needed a break from typing, I ran out and snapped a few photos of local color. Hope you enjoyed the tour.

*** BLOG DU JOUR ***

I was looking for a new idea for decorating or crafting with leaves and came across Heather Donohue’s irresistible Pinecone Poultry. Since Thanksgiving is only days away, I thought you might want to make some, too. Check out


Alison Gibbs said...

Barbara what gorgeous colours in the foliage of your 1st photo.
TMP sounds interesting! All of those words... You will be glad to get to the final countdown.

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Gorgeous photos! Cant wait to see your book :) Kimberly Ryan

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Barbara,
What beautiful fall photos! So many words!!! Can't wait to see it!

p.s. I am celebrating my 100th post and I am having a giveaway of one of my mosaics...come visit!

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Very exciting, and congrats on that! And thanks for the beautiful photo pics, those are lovely!
~Angela :-)

PAT said...

This project sounds so interesting, Barbara!

The fall foliage is gorgeous in Virginia.

I will be paying a visit to Heather's. Thanks for the link.


Cathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. It looks like Fall in New England. Thanks for sharing.


marypoppins said...

Your blog is very beautiful!!it's magnificent!!!

daisy cottage said...

Just popping in to say hi Barbara!
The fall colors that you have shared are a feast for my eyes!


Decor4U said...

I enjoyed your tour and I'm glad to found your blog.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Ahhh, what gorgeous fall photos you've got there. It's awe-inspiring every single year. I tend to forget with each season just how beautiful fall can be.

Hurray for you on the book project!


Jen r. said...

I don't know how you do it!!That's a huge word count. I couldn't imagine! Great pictures BTW.

Barbara said...

Beautiful foliage. Do come visit me and see some beautiful England foliage in Epping Forest.
Has your Mother started blogging yet? Tell her I am watching.

Michele said...

Wonderful fall pictures and enjoyed reading your blog. Now I'm waiting to read all those words.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Michele said...

What a pretty place to take a break. Our leaves didn't do as well this year, yellow, then crunchy brown and then gone. No show this fall, because of a big early freeze in the spring. Its nice to see some full color on yours!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hello Barbara!
Your photos are dreamy , as always... Thank you for the autumn tour!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family!