Neighborhood turkey in Asheville, NC. Photo taken with a Nikon D5600.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Blog Update

This is one of my favorite photos of Kade - certainly of 2019.  A photographer friend of hers arranged a photo shoot at the stunningly beautiful Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  I tagged along! 

UPDATE:  For the rest of 2020 (at least), I won't be posting any new content on Tomfoolery.  However, I will do a bit on my travel blog, and quite a lot on Kade's cooking blog.  Links to both are in the right sidebar.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

One, Two & Three

Kade was quick with the camera.  Our last sighting of the season.  About two weeks ago.  No video.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

My Thailand Travels

Blue = places already visited
Orange = places on the horizon

You can click on the markers for names of cities, towns and islands.  For best viewing, open it in a new window and use the categories bar (legend).  Those very southern island and beach destinations would require a couple of weeks minimum, and you can knock out a few of them on an island day tour.  People do that, and it looks fun.  In the very north, it's mountains and jungle.

If you are interested in seeing highlights from places we've already been, go to my travel blog Ballyhoo @  If you open on a larger device (laptop or iPad), it's easier to navigate around using the right sidebar.  Enjoy!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Never Ordinary

Same mom and cubs we've seen many times.  This time she wanted a better look at us!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Let It All Hang Out

Kade's "Fat Bottomed Girls" 4-Layer Chocolate Cake

For more on Kade's cooking, go to her blog @  It will be updated regularly throughout 2020.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Walking Towards The Light

First week of January.  See the bear?!?

Thursday, January 30, 2020

T.L. Grace Dies At Home

The Abbeville Herald
Abbeville, Alabama
January 30, 1941

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Fish Frys 2 School Trips

The Wiregrass Farmer
January 29, 1942
Headland, Alabama

the full page

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Jus Chillin'

This is one of my all-time favorites.  Like they posed for us.  Just beautiful.  I have some wonderful photos to add here a bit later.

Monday, January 27, 2020


We can always kind of be average and do what's normal.  I'm not in this to do what's normal.  - Kobe

It's the one thing you can control.  You are responsible for how people remember you - or don't.  So don't take it lightly.  - Kobe

When you thought your aspirations were enough, when you thought they were lofty enough to pursue, and that that was it, he was always reminding you there was so much more to achieve.  And that's why he was special.  - Stephen A Smith on Kobe

Sunday, January 26, 2020

U Better Live Now

We're all excited
But we don't know why
Maybe it's cause
We're all gonna die
And when we do (When we do)
What's it all for (What's it all for)
You better live now
Before the grim reaper comes knocking on your door

Let's Go Crazy lyrics

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Trip Out West

Crested Butte, Colorado


my great-uncle, James Wesley Vann

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Vintage Punch Bowl Set

1950s starburst pattern w/ 12 cups
by Anchor Hocking

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Easy 2 Spot

Saw these a month ago.  Kade spotted them.  What's funny is that even though we are now well into January, the light snow that was on the side of that mountain that afternoon is more than we have had all winter.  And the very next day, that had melted.

Later that evening, we saw this view.  That's Mt. Pisgah through there!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Been Twice

Buta Bowl

Duck Confit Donburi

Black Sesame & Matcha Soft Serve

then a week later

Hamachi Crudo & Tokyo Mule

Fire + Ice