Oatlands on April 21st (2019), the sky was glorious. Just couldn't capture it all in a photo, but I gave it a good try.
"It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: 'there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress.
What did I know, until now?'"
"Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton. I could just lie here all day and watch them drift by. If you use your imaginations you can see lots of things in the cloud formations. What do you think you see Linus?" "Well, those clouds up there look like the map of the British Honduras on the Caribbean. That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor. And that group of clouds over there gives me the impression of the stoning of Stephen...I can see the apostle Paul standing there to one side..." "Uh-huh, that's good. What do you see in the clouds Charlie Brown?" "Well, I was going to say I saw a ducky and a horsie, but I changed my mind."
~Charles M. Schulz from
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960~
In the photo above you can see the Old Stone House, which is on part of the Manassas Civil War Battleground. The photos below were taken in Leesburg (Virginia) after our visit to the plantation. I found this website that tells its history.
I always enjoy looking at the old homes in historical areas.
I couldn't find out much about them...
but saw a very brief comment about the old log cabin built in 1763.
Who walked through that door and looked out of the window I wonder?
The last photo is of one of the side streets leading down to the main road.