Tuesday, June 1, 2010


We were recently in Nashville for a wedding.
We drove down (which I will probably NEVER do again--
not until the little one is at least 21).
On the way home we decided to stop in Virginia and visit the home of Thomas Jefferson.


It is a beautiful home and I would like to build one for myself.
Anyone have a 3000 acre plot of land they want to unload??

In the meantime I am just going to pretend that it is my home.
Just call me Martha.

The view is amazing.
Don't you think?

This was Jefferson's thinking chamber:
That's what I named it. Not sure what the official name is.
I like Thinking Chamber.
And since I now own it I can rename it if I want to!

Wouldn't you like one?

When you look out the window this is what you see:

These are my gardens:
Gardens on the right. Vineyards on the left.

Let's just say I will be eating al fresco ALL.THE.TIME.

This is the family gravesite:
Jefferson's headstone:
He is buried alongside his wife and children.
Only 2 of his 6 children survived into adulthood.
(Don't quote me on that, although I am pretty sure I am right).

This one made me smile and weep at the same time.

The circle of life

1 comment:

  1. Great pics Faline! I think you are right about Jefferson's children. Love what you've done with the place - when can we visit? I need a thinking chamber :).