Today is “Outdoor Wednesday”. What is “Outdoor Wednesday”?
Every Wednesday participants will be posting pictures of anything outdoor on their blog. It can be something outside of your home such as your porch, deck, patio, garden or lawn. Your photo can be outdoor shots of the beach, forest or mountains. (We don’t want to exclude anyone who might not have a yard). Or, you could simply post pictures of a favorite plant or flower. Only rule is it has to be outside!
1. POST- Post your outdoor photos and the Outdoor Wednesday logo/button on your blog and link back to A Southern Daydreamer (link) so that others will be able to find all the links to other Outdoor Wednesday posts.
2. (Optional) PLACE LOGO - Place the Outdoor Wednesday logo/button on the sidebar of your blog. It lets others know you will be participating in future Outdoor Wednesdays.
Reminder: Do NOT link in until after your post is up.
3. LINK NAME & PERMALINK- Go to A Southern Daydreamer and enter your name and the Permalink to your post (NOT your general blog address) in “Mr Linky”.
- Why use a permalink instead of your general blog address? A permalink points to a specific blog post after it has passed from the front page to the archives. It will make it easier for readers to find your Outdoor Wednesday posts whenever they get a chance to visit.
- To create a Permalink: Either 1) right click on Outdoor Wednesday post and “Copy Shortcut/Link Location” or 2) click on your Outdoor Wednesday post title and copy the URL from the http window.
- Copy your permalink into “Mr Linky” URL box next to your name and select ENTER. You are finished. You should see your name listed on my site.
Last Saturday we went to the annual family reunion for my father-in-law’s family. My father-in-law is the oldest of seven (yes, seven) children, so it is a rather large family. It was great getting a chance to see everyone. Before we went, I asked my father-in-law if he wouldn’t mind showing me some of his childhood places before we left town to return home (of course, he said yes!). I am not sure who was more excited…me or him )I love family history and wish I could visit all the homes of my ancestors.
We visited cemeteries and neighborhoods. Of course I took many pictures. (Don’t worry, I am going to share only a few).
The first photo is where the house stood that my father-in-law was born 87 years ago (to the left of the pine tree and in front of the pecan tree).
The next photo is of some pecan trees my father-in-law’s mother planted in 1920 ……
Next, a picture of my father-in-law’s grandfather’s house. He lived from 1863 to 1946, mostly in this house.
No one lives in the house now, but the land is still owned by the family. The kitchen was in a separate building in the back (and has fallen down). It was separate from the main house, so that if there was a fire, the entire house wouldn’t be lost. I love old buildings like this.
Finally, a picture of an old oak tree next to the house.
I want to go back for a visit when the weather warms up a little. My husband said he spotted an old door propped up behind the kitchen….and he wants to ask if we can have it. (fingers crossed that we get a yes!)
Don’t forget to visit other Outdoor Wednesday participants by clicking on their links. Check back later to make certain you visit all the Outdoor Wednesday participants.