Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Drive In The Country

After a very busy week, I look forward to long lazy Saturdays with no particular place to be.

On this beautiful day, we stopped in Jonesborough for a walk through town to enjoy the sunshine before continuing our journey through the countryside to visit the Amish store. I like to go there a couple of times a year to buy most of my food in bulk. I stock up on things like dried beans, rolled and steel cut oats, flax seeds, lentils and a variety of spices.

I must admit to you; I was growing very weary of dressing for cold weather. On this day, our morning started out with temperatures in the 30s, but as the afternoon progressed, I was removing my short black trenchcoat and pushing up the sleeves of my J.Jill cashmere tunic. It was pure bliss to sit in the sunshine for a moment and enjoy temperatures in the mid-60s!

J.Jill supplied this tunic. 
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Today I wore flat BCBG Leather Loafers and short soft crew socks from Ralph Lauren. These dark wash slightly boot cut slim fit jeans from Loft are the right style for this type of flat shoe. When I wear flat shoes and socks, I chose a pair of pants that just touch the top of my foot and have a slight flare at the leg opening. The socks should match the pants. I like to keep the same tone to elongate the leg. For example, if I had worn tan loafers, my legs would have looked shorter. I am often asked how I decide which shoes to wear with each pant style. I will write more about pairing shoes with pant styles on tomorrow's blog post.

Jonesbourgh is the oldest town in Tennessee. It is always a treat to go for a walk there on warm sunny days. 

Rolling meadows and the foothills of distant mountain ranges provide breathtaking views along our journey.

My early childhood spent on a farm in the mountains of western North Carolina means that brief glimpses of farm life always bring me joy. These horses left the meadow at a full gallop when they heard this farmer's truck, and trailer arrive. They knew that dinner was about to be served.

The Nolichucky river winds lazily through the valley creating prized fertile farmland.

I hope you have enjoyed sharing part of our peaceful day with us.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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