A Good Way to Break a Hundred

100 Dollar Bill

I’ve had this bill in my wallet for about 4 years. It has a twin brother. They have been hiding deep inside, tucked into a little pocket in the lining. It seems crazy to carry around that much money for that long, but in reality, I kind of forgot they […]

$1.50 Crochet Dishcloth Therapy

So I have a little bit of an obsessive-compulsive personality. I like things aligned, clean, orderly, and where they belong. Every day my desk looks exactly the same when I leave my office. I always line up my canning jar lids “just so” on my canning jars, and every label is even.

When Dad got […]

Beautiful Sunset in the Shenandoah Valley

Beautiful Sunset Tonight in the Shenandoah Valley

Contrails in the Shenandoah Sky

Pretty Clouds at Sunset

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac […]

12.23.11 Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer

Me & Daddy

9:00 in the morning is too darn early for your father to tell you he has cancer.

Dad had been sick for six weeks. His doctor thought he had a bacterial infection, but when treatment didn’t help and additional blood tests were negative for suspected infections, she admitted she was […]

Mid Winter Shenandoah Valley Snowfall

February’s mid-winter snowfall is lovely! Early in the day, the snow still in the air gives everything a blue tint. Later, the world is vintage black and white.

I am blessed to have such beauty around me. No matter what is wrong in the world, I’m at peace at home.

Snowy Sideyard