Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekend Wind-up and a Walk at Swan Pond

This weekend brought together so many of my favorite things. Meeting Sue for shopping, cooking and sharing a lovely meal with she and LM. Later watching a movie that made us both laugh until we cried, while cuddled under a warm blanket topped by Ms G, and finally, the piece de resistance, having strong wind and rain outside the window as we drifted off to sleep. Oh, there were a few other bonuses in these beautiful two days. We awoke to a glorious sunny warm day yesterday, and, after a nice breakfast, I picked up daughter, Sara and granddaughter, Samantha and they came back to LM's and helped for several hours of yardwork. We got so much done! Later in the afternoon, LM and I joined one of our friends for the annual "Last Supper" at a favorite local seafood restaurant. We always have to have one last meal before they close until the Spring. it was delicious and we followed that up with a lovely walk at the Swan Pond Conservation area.

First, a shot of the Chairman of the Chipmunk Control Commission hard at work!

Looking out LM's front door at a leaf pasted to the glass during Saturday's storm

Looking down in to the birdbath outside the backdoor at LM's

Beginning our walk at Swan Pond. The woods were very quiet and beautiful and the only sounds we heard were the call of a kingfisher and the crunch of leaves beneath our feet. The path lead to a lovely hill overlooking the brackish pondOverlook toward the south
The trail down to the water

Beautiful Fall colors

A most interesting part of this walk were the mushrooms we spotted. So many different colors and forms

This one did not photograph well but it was bright purple

Low growing oak leaves
Beautiful moss along the path

It was just a perfect day and after this walk we continued Fall clean-up of LM's garden until darkness fell. We feel so blessed and happy!


Anonymous said...

Phew, I'm all tired out walking around that beautiful pond. Nice photos! Sounds like a wonderful fun weekend!! Are you ready for Halloween? We haven't gotten any T or T'ers for 16 years, but I think we will this year, because our new neighbors have several little children!! We live out a one lane road and no body wants to come out this way. How much longer till you leave on your trip?...debbie

One Woman's Journey said...

I am so happy for you that you had this wonderful time (I sure miss fresh seafood). Your images are beautiful and I felt like I was walking along with you.
Take care. ML - is a lucky man to have your devotion.