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November 10, 2012

Searching for Color

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Scott Thomas has a new photo assignment out for us this month called Color Composition.  I think I am going to find it a challenge.  I’ve just finished telling you about how challenging I find finding beauty in November to be.  So? you may say, Scott is allowing archived photos for this time around!  Yes, I reply, but usually I am so excited to share a photo with you that I find appealing, I’ve already published it here on the blog!  I found this photo that I took last month that could possibly fit the assignment, but I’m not sure.

Hmm, now I’ve gone and published it too!

So I’ll be keeping this assignment in mind over the next week and a half.  It is due on Wednesday, November 21st if you’d like to participate.

After all the strange recent weather (Hurricane Sandy, Winter Storm Athena) a pleasant three-day weekend with temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s is on tap for this area.  I’m hoping to take the poochachos for a much needed walk and I’m off to Pickity Place again tomorrow with my sister and our BFF.  I’m not sure what our day off from school on Monday will bring just yet.  How about you?  Have any interesting plans for the weekend?

April 18, 2011

Awesome Weekend, Part 1

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A delicious luncheon with friends, a visit to Cape Cod, early birthday gifts and the Red Sox win three games in a row – how awesome is that? 

My weekend away began with a return visit to Pickity Place in Mason, NH.  It was delicious, as always.  You can click here to see what we had to eat.  Unfortunately, the wind was nasty cold and making the day seem quite bitter outside.  When we were there back in October, it was a mild fall day and things looked quite different.  Though my fingers felt like frozen claws, I couldn’t help snapping a few pics.

I thought this angel statue looked as chilly as I felt:
wishing it wasn't so cold today

I enjoy the effort the folks at Pickity Place go to to set up little vignettes that go with the seasons:

spring vignette

This frog prince didn’t seem to mind the blustery wind:

A frog or a prince?

Can you see me reflected in his gazing globe?

I did manage to find one more pretty sign of spring before my fingers shaped into the form of a claw from the cold:

Pretty, what are you?

The tiny buds remind me of lilacs, but this didn’t look like any lilac that I’ve ever seen.  Anyone know what it might be?

The Pickity kitty smartly stayed inside the gift shop on this day, quietly enjoying the goings-on outside from the warmth of the window:

Pickity kitty

I did!

I certainly did!  🙂

Awesome Weekend, Part 2, Cape Cod edition, coming soon!

November 21, 2010

Musings on a Weekend

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It’s been an interesting weekend.  I’m always grateful for the weekend, but something about this past week of work made it seem extraodinarily long.  My co-workers had the same feelings.  Anyone else’s workplace feel this way this past week?  Our theory is that we are all so focused on the short week and the holiday next week (well, really this week as of my writing) that it made last week seem extremely long in comparison.  The thing I am most grateful for on the weekend is being able to get up when I want to get up rather than when the alarm clock says I have to.

Saturday started out with a family trip for a planned-on event:

We stocked up on candy and popcorn (mmmm, nutritious lunch!  What good mom I am, LOL!) and enjoyed the first matinee of the day, which thankfully wasn’t overly crowded.  We can’t wait for part 2 next summer.

Then we were off on a mission.  Meghan needed a dress for her school’s upcoming semi-formal and I needed to get my hands on some newly discovered Hot Apple Cider K-cups!  We were successful on both counts.


My verdict on the K-cups?  Tasty  for sure.  Better than mulling it yourself? No, but not bad for a quick warm-up afternoon treat.  Also not bad with a shot of this added to it:

This morning’s sleep-late time was woefully disturbed by a multitude of thoughts churning through my brain: Thanksgiving is this week!  Got to remember to buy ingredients for the things I’m making to bring to my sister’s house when I go grocery shopping today.  What the heck else are we eating for dinner the rest of this week?  Hmm, Meghan won’t be home for dinner a couple times this week.  Oh yeah, that powderpuff football game she wants to go to is this week.  Are we going to let the boyfriend drive her there?  What about the semi?……..

Don’t you hate it when that happens?  Luckily, I have a very level-headed husband with whom I can talk these things through.  We haven’t figured everything on my worry-about-it list out, but we’ve made some headway.  While I was grocery shopping, I remembered to finally buy some birdseed to fill my long-empty feeder.


I wanted to remember to fill it so I’ll hopefully have some birds to look at when there isn’t much else to see outside.  It is right outside the window of the room where I’m sitting right now, writing this blog.  Can you see the light in the window?  I’m under it right now!  Hi there! 😉

My feeder is supposed to be “squirrel-proof” – I don’t know if such a thing truly exists.  They are industrious critters.  In an attempt to appease the squirrels away from my bird feeder, I put some cereal that I don’t like in a much more squirrel-accessible feeder:

I’ll let you know how it works.  At the very least, perhaps it will provide some amusing, acrobatic squirrel pictures.

While we were driving home from our mission on the Mass Turnpike yesterday, I was bemoaning the fact that I did not have my camera with me and, even if I did, composing shots of a beautiful full moon rising while driving 65+ MPH is probably frowned upon by Massachusetts State Troopers.  The sky around it was gorgeous, as well as the lack of cluttered surrounding on the highway.  I also drove by some Oreo cows that I’ve been wanting to photograph ever since Andre became a part of my life.  (In my world, Oreo cow = belted galloway .  I find this breed of cow highly amusing and adorable).  My family giggled as I whined, “Oreo cows and a full moon and me without my camera!”  I’m going outside now to see if there is any sign of that lovely moon visible tonight.  This has to be one of the strangest paragraphs ever blogged.  But my family understands, and I love them for it!