Monday, November 13, 2017

Weekend Wanderings!

This weekend was cold, way too cold to be out long, so Saturday we went out shopping for Thanksgiving table items. Well, I never did find that, but I found some new lights to decorate with, one fall set, and a set of bottles with sand and shells, as well as sea glass, for my beach room. And I decided it was time to get a tree and Michaels had pencil trees on sale, perfect for a small space but nice and tall, so I can enjoy decorating it with my kitty ornaments.

Sunday was not as cold, so we decided to take Nick to the owl sanctuary and walk around the shops at Mystic Village. But, he was having so much fun exploring, we decided to stay there longer and pay the fee to go inside too.

Nick helped me hide rocks along the pathways.

He loved walking on the boardwalks.

We walked up to the balancing rock and gave it a push and got goofy.

He really loved hiking on the paths and we let him lead the way, so we ended up on a longer path that took us on the outskirts of the sanctuary and back to the beginning. I was teaching him about path markers and we followed the red ones. Rocks seem to be his favorite thing now, he wants to climb them all.

Inside we got to look at the displays, watch a man feed the turtles something that looked like grub worms and they had a play area for the little kids. A nice respite from the cold.

We decided to get some apples on the way home, then I realized we had to drive out to go up to the orchards, but Nick was tired and fell asleep for the ride. Picking is over, but the store has apples from the orchards that they keep in cold storage, so I got a couple of bags, love eating fresh apples.

I realized it was almost time for the sun to set, but we couldn't make it down to the ocean in time and I was watching it as we drove home, I was hoping I could catch it as it went down over the farm, but it had gone down already and getting dark. I took a photo of the barn area,  you can see the last of the sun rays on the hay. I had to lighten it up a little, the sky was darker.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. This week I started a new project, from one of Cheri's free designs.


The Eveningstitcher said...
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The Eveningstitcher said...

I can't believe how big your little guy is!! They are so precious and so much fun, but they can sure tire us grannies out! Fresh apples sound good! The last two bags I got from the grocery store were awful! Love reading about your sure live in a beautiful area! Have a fun week Deb!

Sandi said...

Sounds like you made the best of the weekend weather! Looks like some fin exploring was had.

Can't wait to see what you do with all those goodies for your beach room.

Looks like Nick is growing by leaps and bounds.

Rugs and Pugs said...

So many sweet pictures of Nick!

Saundra said...

Nick is a cutie and glad you get to see him more often.

Julie Fukuda said...

Such sweet pictures. Between Nick and Bean you are getting in lots of activity.

Dawn said...

Wow, Nick is getting so tall. I can imagine how happy he is hiding rocks.
I love pencil trees. Guess I better get busy decorating!!
Enjoy your new project.

Barb said...

Awesome pictures and what a cutie you have there.....