Sunday, January 17, 2016
Treasures from the Gorge
Treasures don't always come from a store,
the one above came from a small gorge on our property.
There, beyond the shadow of the tree on the left,
between the folds of two hills is a gorge that previous owners
used as a dumping ground.
It's about halfway between our house and our waterfall.
[See HERE for a post on my old blog showing our waterfall.]
ago in the gorge and used it as a mantel ornament in their first house.
And on New Year's Day of this year Defee found the grate of the
fireplace set in the gorge and took it home.
We were so surprised when he cleaned it and saw that it perfectly
matched and fit the tall piece he's had for five years!
Our daughter-in-law will use the fireplace set in their garden
where the cast iron piece will become a garden treasure.
And when Defee comes home again he will, as always,
explore Valley View's Gorge to find new treasures.
I laughed when he texted me today that his "fantasy career
is to be an Indiana Jones type archeologist."
Maybe he'll do something with this next time he comes home.
Recognize this name?
It's another treasure from the gorge at Valley View...
It's an old Enterprise gas stove!
Seems a shame not to rescue it, doesn't it?
Some of my prettiest vases have come from that gorge,
old soda pop bottles that sons and grandsons have brought
me over the years.
And that fireplace thingy that Defee found?
Surely it once stood in the old fireplace that's in our office.
It's been closed up since R.H. took out the old wood stove we once heated with.
Here's a secret: Maybe I should throw some treasures in the gorge just
to entice children and grandchildren to come back home and find.