Bird Watching With Remy & Alfie

Yesterday we went our little park.  It’s where we like to go for a little break from the day.

It’s been warm these past few days.  It’s really nice even though it’s supposed to be winter.  It’s always nice to get a small break from those arctic temperatures.

This particular park is a fan of bird watchers around town.  They even have an elevated deck with benches.  There are hawks, cardinals, blue jays and robins.  So much beauty to behold among the browns and blacks of winter.

It’s a lot of fun.  Some would think it boring but not us.  Happy January!


It’s Peak Leaf Season

It’s raining now but we wanted to get out for perhaps the last of the Leafy pictures for this Autumn Season.

Elmer was feeling right at home in the forest.  We are glad we don’t live in the Urban Center where trees are few.

The Miser Brothers were debating who was in control of the weather now.  They always argue about that.  Today was 46 degrees so Freezie was gloating.

Carol, Hattie and Jonathan love these little adventures too.  You know Jonathan is all about picture-taking.  It is life.

Autumn Is Close At Hand

Hey Brody…pull my finger…HA HA HA!

Don’t you just feel bad for me right now?

The trees are starting to turn.  We are all excited that Fall begins on Friday!!!  We love October…you know because we are all Halloweenish.  It’s going to be so much fun.  The Roomie said we can start Halloween decorating in October!

We can’t wait!  Especially Melvin!


Visiting History

This weekend Hope Lodge had their Charter Day Open House.  This was so much fun.  The Roomie takes us out to local Historical places if they are holding an event of some kind.

Mick likes to visit places beyond the Magic Kingdom.  So much to see in the world.  Hope Lodge gives a glimpse into the 18th Century.

Michael was in full regalia and making History come alive for the visitors with his Musket display.  We learned so many interesting facts about the Revolutionary War.   Combat and life wasn’t what we had expected.

It was a very cold day but so worth getting out and getting our knowledge on!  Mick told the Roomie he wants to see more.  Hopefully we have some cool adventures coming up.


A Walk In The Woods

Yesterday the temps were in the 60’s.  Weird for January but after that last polar vortex (Yes, I know this sounds pretentious) it was nice to go outside without bundling up.  I loath it when my face hurts.


The day was rather gray but who cares when you don’t even have to wear a coat.  I got to do some painting and some thinking.


Looking down the empty road made me think of that Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Gosh I love that poem.


Welcome To The Revolution!

This weekend the Roomie and I headed out to watch the Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment.

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We live in an area that is filled with Historic places.  The battle took place in the back field of Hope Lodge.

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Today’s battle saw the British taking the field.  That’s revolution speak for winning.

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I’m not sure if you can see behind me are the red-coats.  The uniforms were really cool since this supposed to be like 239 years ago.

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It turned out to be a beautiful day for a Skirmish in the back field.

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If you get a chance go visit.  This place is fun, historic and just a nice way to spend a Sunday.

Happy Autumn!


Happy Autumn!

I can never tell when Peak Leaf Season is happening.  Sometimes I’m too early sometimes too late.   Not sure about today but I think our outing today hit it somewhere in the middle.

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The air is crisp and the colors were bursting!

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Halloween is just a few days away.  I can’t wait.  As a World Traveling Troll I love to experience local culture.

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Since I moved here 11 years ago I’ve found that Autumn is also my favorite time of year.  The smells in the air, the cool crisp air and the frolicking and running amok.  Who wouldn’t love this time of year?

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I hope you get to take time to enjoy Autumn too!