Sunday, January 26, 2020

Winter Walk

We hiked a place I had never been before. As most places in the area we came out to a lake with a view. That ice was so clear you could see to the bottom. Not sure how thick the ice was but I was not stepping out on it. I hope we have thick ice for next weekend it is pond hockey weekend. There are so many people that go onto the ice. They sell food and drinks on the ice all weekend.

The rock in the back was covered in a thick coating of ice so maybe the lake's ice was thick.

Yesterday we headed to Maine to celebrate my sweet Aunt's 96th birthday. Several family members met us at her favorite restaurant and we had lobster rolls and just the best time with her. She is amazing she is very self sufficient, walks right along no cane nothing! and she crochets every day! I aspire to be her! But on the way home the bad weather started. Freezing rain with sleet. This is a picture of the melting that was taking place this morning. It sparkled on the tree like ornaments.

Today we headed to see Sweet B and family. We went to Black Mountain to see the snow sculptures. Most were lost in the rain and wind last night but this one cracked me up. An outhouse with a hand coming out looking for the toilet paper roll.

Easter bunny!

Space ship

Doggy bubble bath. So cute!

And here we are with our sweet B!

I have been working on my stair risers. 

And David got a new puzzle.
The sad news of Kobie Bryant and his daughter is heart breaking.
I was never a basketball follower but he had one amazing career and had his whole life in front of him.
The week ahead is suppose to be quiet weather wise.
Not much planned but hopefully I will get to a guild meeting this coming Sat. 
Have a wonderful week!!!


yaya said...

Our winter has been so weird. Cold, very warm, cold again, not much snow. The ice sculpture festival was washed out with warm temps and rain. Your snow is very pretty and I love the sculptures! Miss B is growing up so fast! I'm glad you had a nice weekend and I hope this week is a good one. Can't believe how fast these weekends go! Monday work again!

Prims By The Water said...

Love the ice sculptures. I was in shock when I heard the news about Kobe and his daughter, and the others that passed. So sad. Janice

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love your Aunt too - sounds like she is just an incredible inspiration ♥ Please tell her Happy Birthday from Oregon.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Wow, lobster rolls in Winter!! 💖 I am still on the Island at my mother's in Maine. She is 92. I made scallop chowder today from fresh scallops. She loves it but I would take a lobster roll any day! We don't have it cold enough for ice on ponds and lakes to be safe enough since our temps warmed up. Lots of rain has melted most of our snow.

Saundra said...

Sweet ice sculptures but slick roads I'm sure. Good progress on your stair risers too.
Yes it is very sad about Kobe and family. I also didn't watch NBL but haven't been thinking about much else since hearing the news last evening.

Rugs and Pugs said...

You are making great progress on your stair risers.
Almost the end of January. No snow on the ground and temps above freezing. That works for me.
Happy 96th birthday to your aunt. We all need to live that long and use up "some" of our wool!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Cathy,
Wow! I'm sure your aunt has so many stories to share and would love to sit and listen to them!! Birthday wishes to her and and don't we all want to be that active and able at that age?? Such fun and creative ice sculptures!! It sure does look COLD!!!!!
Hope you have a wonderful week!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo

Three Sheep Studio said...

The lake view is so very gorgeous ! Fun snow sculptures.
Happy Birthday to your sweet Aunt. It sounds like you had a special time celebrating with her - and Lobster rolls sound so good !

moosecraft said...

That's a great picture of the three of you! I'm thinking that cool northern air is the secret to staying young! :-) And lobster...Mmmmm...

Laurie said...

Your comment on a friends blog brought me here,, you have such a passion for blogging, I admire that!

518Frenchgirl said...

Hi Cathy, Spring is coming! I love your blog posts, it's like you're sitting right here , having tea. XO Marilou