Friday, August 31, 2012

Movies with Hannah

 Hannah loves it when we sit to watch a movie
 she likes to be part of the experience
 and fully participates in the action(meaning she tries to catch the moving figures on the screen)
i think i watch her more than the movies!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Waterford Tug Boat Roundup!

The Tug Boat Roundup is back in business after cancelling the festivities last year due to damage from Hurricane Irene. I have never been to this festival, but i think i just might get there this year! This is also the same location for the Waterford Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings. It's beautiful by the river here. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Walk- More Trees

 On the way to the bikepath i pass Greenbriar park, where this huge tree shades the swings
 and if you take the time to notice, as you get closer...
 it actually fans out to four trunks!
 The crotch in the tree is quite large. Lola could fit inside of it comfortably
(i feel another photo coming...)

 and this is a little stream just off the road i walk on. I walk early enough each morning that there are very few people out and about. So i always stop here and look for tadpoles and pollywogs swimming in the shallows. It's here that the sounds of the water trickling and the birds singing and the crickets chirping and the heat bugs droning makes me forget all the stuff i think about constantly, and i can quieten my mind and get into the walk.

 Anybody know what these berries are?
 Old Rose of Sharon near the path
 Purple invasive species, but beautiful none the less! And the bees just love it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Unstoppable...the artist Renoir

Renoir suffered with crippling rheumatoid arthritis for the last 3 decades of his life. He never stopped creating beautiful masterpieces.
Never give up...

Sleepy Traveler

 Zoey in the backseat with her Gumma...
 Check out the silver sandals...

Monday, August 27, 2012

Road Trip! Lunch at Mexican Radio

 I went to lunch with my friends Kate and Val in downtown Hudson NY, to a place called Mexican Radio. The food there was excellent! But it was so much more than great food. The color and the decor there, fed my soul... Check it out...

 I even loved the door.
 Candles lit all over the place, even on a sunny afternoon.  I Loved it.
 A quiet Mariachi band made of metal
 Mexican handmade pottery all over the place, reminded me of my honeymoon all those years ago in Puerto Vallarta
 And tho this picture didn't come out so well, i could not bear to delete it. I LOVED this bigger than life sized painting of Mary (I will just HAVE to go back there and try to take a better picture to share with you! sigh... ;)
 Downtown Hudson is awesome too. Almost every shop on the main street is filled with beautiful antiques. The funky kind and the very expensive kind. I touched a chair from the 1700's and thought about all the others who had touched that very same wood.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thoughts on the walk-My Church

This is my Church this morning. This is my Sacred Place. God and the Angels are everywhere here, all around me. I cannot think of better place for Meditation and Prayer. This green cathedral sunlight heals my body and soul. I feel at Peace here....Amen...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fresh baked bread

This is my first attempt at making soft sandwich bread. My daughter Katie was good enough to share her favorite recipe with me, and it came out great. In the past i made all of our bread using
this recipe, but while i was in the hospital, my sourdough starter went bad. So i decided to try something different! This is delicious!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

32 years ago today...

Happy Anniversary Bill. I Love You...
(look how young we were...)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Walk-what's bloomin on the path

 Here is a nice picture of the wildflowers blooming on the path right now...
 Queen Ann's lace
 Purple loosestrife
 morning glory
 purple loosestrife just above where my little weasel friend suns himself
 a lacy leaf
and last but not least...i know these guys are not wild flowers, but they are always together, and they always run out and sit and watch me as i go by on my walk. It's nice to see them almost every day waiting for me!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Flower Essence~ Morning Glory

My newest flower essence is Morning Glory. I used the morning glory flowers and buds that have grown on my fence for many years. These vines are from the seeds that belonged to my Great Grandfather grown originally in his yard, that is now my Mother's 
 Morning Glory helps you wake up to face the day in "full bloom" This essence is great for those days when you need to be turned on right from the beginning. It will help you wake up fully when you are feeling foggy headed and need to be sharp
 Morning glories are also tenacious climbers too.Their vines can wrap around any surface and cling  tightly. And once they have made an appearance in your garden, it is hard to remove them, they are so tenacious. So this essence is one you can take when you have set a goal and want to move forward with it, no matter what stands in your way..
I think i will be using a lot of this essence!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


 Around here, if you don't keep the bird feeders full, the squirrels try to help themselves.
I replaced the chewed seed can with a metal one today.