Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Great Hike And Miss B

This was an easy hike and just beautiful, a very fun swimming hole. We have plans to go back for foliage. 

This is the same hike and is the lower falls. not much water coming down but it has not rained much. I am sure in the spring look out.

I was trying to get the setting sun and the lower falls here.

My hydrangea, I thought it took a beating last winter but it has recovered and doing nicely

The last of August you always see lots of wild 
asters they are prettier than this picture they are a purple- blue.

We had Miss B for an over night so after dropping her off we took some back roads just so beautiful. 
While Miss B was here we kept it low key but we did have a campfire she is sitting around it telling us wonderful stories of unicorns that live in her yard and gives her rides. I love love love hearing her stories.

I also baked some banana bread with Miss B's help and picked some blackberries before what ever is eating them eats them all.

And this is Hattie she was my daughter's teddy bear that kept her safe when she was scared and now she waits for another visit from Miss B. Miss B loves her so much and sleeps with her each time she visits.
Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Picking Up The Hook

I got inspired by rug hooking magazine. I made the pattern square and I have already hooked the pumpkin! It feels good to have a hook in my hand again.

Since the news has just been depressing I have been
watching a movie we have had for awhile.

And reading...

And since the humidity finally broke I baked a chicken dinner tonight yummm.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Baker River

Husband and I have wanted to do a couple of rivers in our area.
We charted a smaller 2.5 mile paddle and in we go.
This is a corn field by where we set in the kayaks

The covered bridge we set in next to to get started ohhh we were excited

We started out great  we saw a fox, a couple of turtles, and some ducks playing in the water. But it all went downhill from there. Because the water level was so low we scraped bottom or just plain stopped. We got to little rapids, I got hung up and then all of a sudden I was going down backwards to say I screamed would be an under statement. I got it turned around and got down safely. It was a 2 1/2 mile paddle that was suppose to take 1 1/2 hours ours took 3....

To say we were tired by the time we pulled kayaks out at the end would be a huge understatement.  We will do the pemi next but we will make sure there is plenty of water....
Have a great week....

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice

To those of you that are my face book friends sorry you get to see more Fairy pictures :) My sweet Miss B went to Fairy school...

She picked out her sparkly shoes and her all important jewelry(note the large pink butterfly ring :) and since Grammie worked for a florist for a lot of years and did head pieces for little flower girls that knowledge came in handy when fairy school rolled around. (Although she believes that the fairies left it on my doorstep)
Oh be still my heart how I love that child. And trust me no one was safe at work either they all got to see my sweet B!

ok on to the weekend it is hot hot hot and humid I am trying not to complain buttttttttt I am not a huge fan of this weather. So off to Town Docks for some great music..

Great views and a nice breeze off the lake....

And a couple of these yummm.

I did get to one yard sale this weekend, first one in months I think, and got this cute little piggy plate. He is all cleaned up and husband redrilled the holes to make sure they are nice and clean and voila! I think he is cute for cheese and crackers etc. And this is all I bought for 1.00.

I got rug hooking magazine in the mail today since I have not picked up a hook in a couple of months and my guild starts in a couple of weeks I am looking for inspiration. So feet up, fans on, ready, set, relax!
P.S. The Old Farmer's Almanac has predicted another harsh winter.
Enjoy the heat.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Birthday Post

I recently had a birthday. Husband took me for a day out.
We went to Littleton NH which is an hour north from us.
And it is where Pollyanna was written.

They have a very vibrant Main Street, this is to remind you there are lots of shops behind Main street too.

This was on all of their cross walks a friendly little town.
But we saw lots of signs of the trees starting to turn yikes!

I was very blessed with gifts my sweet daughter bought me, 
shower gel, body lotion and hand cream all in my favorite scent Lavender. I have used them and it feels like heaven.
My sweet daughter took me out to dinner and stayed overnight such a treat to have her and Miss B here. My poor Son-in-law had to work so he missed the fun of dinner and the science center the next day.
And did you know they also sell cookies? I have them hidden them they are just for my tea in the evening. Husband would eat them by the handful. 
My closest friend bought me 2 barefoot contessa books. I love her no nonsense approach to cooking no weird ingredients. Plus we went on a little hike and a swim. Our summer has been busy so we have not had much time for our hiking it felt so good.
Then My other close friend bought me this book it is about the birth of rug hooking along the coast of Maine and New Brunswick. I have already started to read it. Plus she treated me to breakfast. I am a very lucky woman to have such great friends.

and of course some paddling that I love so much.

And the day before my birthday I saw this at the dump.
It is in Miss B's favorite color and she loves to twirl.
So hopefully I will be twirling a long time with her.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Out Foxed...

We have been out foxed by a fox....

Husband was clearing some under brush and found a hole. Thinking that it was some settlement he kept going but oh no it is a foxes den and because husband walked all over his door step the fox made it bigger and bigger. And then he or she yips and yaps all night long.I think they were really telling us off for bothering them.
Now if they do not quiet down there will be some relocating going on.
Friday I found hard root beer yummmm and we took a walk around the lake and watched the blue moon on the water. 
The weekend was filled with kayaking and blueberry picking and just putting my feet up. Tomorrow the B comes for over night yeah!!!! What a great birthday gift.