Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekend Wanderings!

This weekend was a whirlwind of activity and a lot of tired from no sleep and a day of Nick, and today I am still going and still tired, lol. His dad has a few days off, so I am cleaning and making space in my sewing room for him, so he can work from here. The bad thing is, I won't be able to use my room during the day, but I have plenty to keep me busy.

One thing that I will be busy doing is, lots of stitchery. I belong to Kathy Schmitz's, One Stitch At A Time Club and each month, if you submit your stitchery on Facebook, you get entered into a contest and I won this month and I won a 100.00 gift certificate. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to and of course I have my order in and on it's way. I got stitcheries for fun and some that I can make into gifts. I also treated myself to a kit with threads and fabrics to use in the club.

Saturday was a low key day, I was still dragging, so we went shopping and a few stops at our favorite ocean spots. I really wanted to get out for a walk so we stopped at the rocks and enjoyed the views and the fresh air.

I love the mix of colors on the rocks and do you see the hidden heart in the photo? It is formed from a bed of muscles.

On Sunday we went to Jamestown and Bean's favorite park. The campground opens this month, so we enjoyed some time before it opens. The regular beach was crowded, so we walked along the cliff path and found an opening to a rocky beach. It was the perfect spot to let Bean play off leash.

Bean has no sense and he kept going in the cold ocean water. I told him it was too cold to go in and this is the look I got.

We decided to walk around the campground loop and I noticed a sign for the bird sanctuary. It as a nice walk and I am sure there were some nice birds, but they all seem to disappear when I come with a camera. We found this wonderful old tree on the path, a nice place to walk and enjoy the views on the inlet.

We took a ride up to the lighthouse and it was a lot windier there, and cooler, so we just took a short walk around the main loop. The crazy ducks were swimming in the swells and trying to stay above water.

This seagull did not want to give up his place on the rock, but the incoming tide made the decision for him.

We left, planning on going home and resting and having dinner, but my son decided to come over to visit. Nick was thrilled that we had a new tractor, the old one died and he was so disappointed that he couldn't ride on it anymore. The tractor was the first thing he went to.

Then he wanted to play with Bean, he gets such a kick out of Bean's skills and the two of them are a bundle of energy and laughter.

Bean will go to any length, to catch a ball, wonder how he would do in a soccer field, lol. He has a ball he can throw in the air and bounce off his head, his newest trick to show off with.

To end our day, Danielle's tree is finally blooming, a bit late this year. We also have old apple trees that have finally been blossoming so it is wonderful to see the beautiful pink flowers and the white apple blossoms in the back. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


Karen said...

Wow! $100 gift certificate. You can do some damage with that.

Allie-oops Designs said...

*gasp* Congratulations on a wonderful win - I love her stuff! Wow I can't wait to see what you ordered! Love your pics of your wanderings, Nick looks so happy on the tractor and with Bean. Danielle's tree is absolutely gorgeous!!

acorn hollow said...

You were busy but what a wonderful day. Love seeing the blooms our tree not yet.

Saundra said...

Congrats on your win. Beautiful blooms on the tree.....just gorgeous.

Fiona said...

a great prize and Kathy's work is so good. Lovely to seeNick and Bean having such fun together and Danielles tree is so very pretty....

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow, just reading through makes me tired! I love every one of these pictures the split tree ... Dani's tree ... Bean in action ... Nick in action ... Whew!
Congratulations on the win !

Rugs and Pugs said...

I just love the pictures of Nick and Bean. What fun! He is going to keep you busy!
Beautiful blooms on Danielle's tree.
Congrats on the win. That was a biggie!
Hugs :)

cucki said...

Wow I love your pictures so much
So beautiful
Regards and love x

Sandi said...

Some lovely photos, love Bean's reaction to your suggestion. You capture the joy of both Nick and Bean playing together!

You've had a streak of luck with prizes, congratulations.

Danielle's tree has a lovely color to the blossoms, what a joy to see.

Carole said...

Wow! Lucky you to have won a $100 gift certificate! I'm sure you will put it to good use! Kathy has such gorgeous patterns. Catch you later! Cheers!