Sunday, June 9, 2019

A Week Of Joy..

Wed. I had my sweet women's group in for dinner. There were only 7 of us this time but it was so lovely. they all brought something to share and we chatted and caught up for hours. I enjoy these ladies so much, I am blessed to be part of them.

Thur my sweet friend and I met up for an easy hike.

Down to the lake. After we go there I had snacks and beverages in my backpack. We just sat enjoyed the amazing breeze coming off the lake and got caught up. There wasn't anyone around so it was quiet and lovely.

Friday after work I put on my sneakers and headed out for a walk. When I get to this point in my walk all I hear is the brook running over the rocks. heaven.

I found a spot with 9 lady slippers that is the largest group I have seen to date. 

This butterfly flitted around me for a while and then just rested so I could get a good picture of it.

I also found some treasures this week. This pan had never been used it still had the new tags on it. 

So I gave it a try this is Ricotta Banana bread with pecans topping it.
A new recipe for me but a keeper for sure.

Then I found this handmade basket it is signed and dated. No breaks in it just perfect. I see wool in its future. 

Speaking of wool I got to hook on the porch this morning. 
The weather finally feels like summer!
Husband was reading the paper and found a small garden walk put on by the local garden club (free). Off we went.

Four lovely gardens and properties 

This girl had a horses and the birds were making a nest of their tails.

Everyone was so gracious and lovely. Tea and treats at each home.

This home,breath taking! This was their view from their porch. sigh.. The sun rises here.

Sets here. The view from their back porch sigh...
What a joy that garden walk was.
Well it is motorcycle week here in the Lakes Region. I have nothing against them it is just when there are so many they are loud, and it is hard to get from point A to point B without traffic. ( We usually have very little traffic) And forget going out for dinner.
The good weather the past few days has really brought them out and about. So I will go from work to home until it passes.
Have a wonderful week!


Julia said...

A lot of exciting things going on in your life with your girlfriends. I love these garden tours. The foxgloves are so beautiful. The weather here has been absolutely fantastic. I've been working outdoors a lot but Sunday is now my day of rest.
Enjoy the new week even if it has loud motorcycles in it. It will pass.
Hugs, Julia

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful post.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love your pictures ~ you’ve managed to seize some quiet time ~ I need to take a lesson from you!

yaya said...

What a fun week you had! I would have loved that garden tour. Such great views that home owner had. I would find it hard to leave! We have friends that live in Maine and they are finally having summer too. Have a great week!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Gal pals are the best! Thanks for sharing the lovely views...I'd sit there all day!
Have a great week,

Saundra said...

Lovely post. That ricotta and banana bread sounds and looks delicious. Inquiring minds want to know the date inscribed on the basket.

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a wonderful week you had. I hope this one is equally as good :)

moosecraft said...

Love that quote! So true!
Gorgeous scenery in your area...and I can almost smell the fresh air! Always enjoyed days by the lake when were on vacation in VT.
That sculpture looks so cute with it's "messy hair day"... lol!

Prims By The Water said...

Love the views. Thanks for sharing with us. I also hooked out on our porch this weekend. The sun was shining and while hooking I watched my birdie friends come to the birdbath. It was nice being outside finally...and then the rain came back today. Here's hoping we have another weekend as good as the last one. Janice

Kay G. said...

What a beautiful area where you live! I just said yesterday how much I miss the lake wherever used to hike! (It was drained while they are rebuilding the dam, has taken Two years now. Hope it will be filled again soon.) Loved all your photos...those birds with the horsehair nest, amazing!