Sunday, August 31, 2014

Autumn in the air ~~

Yesterday The Man and I headed North to The Forks for an evening of Rock-n-Roll at The Marshall's Inn. The Man plotted a "short" hike at Pleasant Pond Mountain. It was the perfect day, I mean perfect day for a hike in the Maine woods! Cool breeze, no humidity and no BUGS! The colors of Autumn have started to litter the trail. I love the air and colors of Fall!!

Pleasant Pond Mountain trail is part of the AT - Appalachian Trail. It is marked as 1.4 miles to the Pleasant Pond Mtn overlook. It was pretty much a UP hill climb the whole way. Needless to say I did not make it to the overlook. I was getting tired keeping the pace with the man and really was concerned about being too tired to maneuver the trek back down...steep!  The Man did make it to the top.

Somebody's snack

Yes, that is the trail... UP

and UP...

and UP!

One of the markers I left for The Man as I made my way down

Spooky things I saw along the way...Doesn't it look like a ghost face

Rocks in the roots....

He made it to the TOP!

Whitewater rafting done for the day

At The Marshall's for a night of dancing with friends!

I need a good Sunday afternoon nap and hopefully some stitch time later.

Hope you are having a terrific Labor Day weekend!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunday stitches

I pulled out the Spanish Mystery Sampler for my Sunday stitching. Did you see Edgar's (Blacksheep's bit of the Web) recent finish of this beauty? GORGEOUS!

It was a relaxing Sunday afternoon so I thought I'd get some uninterrupted stitching,

  yummy cider for sipping with the Goonies playing in the background...

spoke too soon...Someone had to be up in my lap.

I did make a bit of progress.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

S is for Summer...

...sea-glass, searching, seashore, seal, soaring, seafood, seaweed, Sarah's, sharing, showers, scarecrows, spa, shark, sunscreen, sipping cider, sunshine, syrup, sweet, stitching, slices, shade....

Where has the time gone....

Want send a Thank You out to Saundra of Woodland Junction!! 
I was the lucky recipient of her give away. 
Scarecrows for my Mom... perfect timing for her visit.

My postings may be in idle mode but we have not been. We have had a fun, busy Summer.

I posted some pics of one of our earlier kayaking ventures and trip to Caribou already.  The man and I went hiking at the top end of Gulf Hagas several weeks ago.

Do you see the Cross?

Mom with her little Tootsie came to visit for a week. She came up after spending several weeks with her dad in West Virginia and taking him on a road trip to Georgia and Alabama to see family.

Libby and Tootsie...and my toes

Chewie kept a very close eye on a distance.

While she was here Tootsie got the spa treatment

My Grandpa Percy and his home grown tomatoes on the Farm in WVA

He sent some with Mom; the best tasting tomatoes EVER!

Mom also brought some Shenandoah Apple Syrup; liquid gold I tell  ya! We had some over our raspberry topped waffles.

We went to Bailey Island to hunt for sea glass on the sea shore; on our way we stopped at an antique mall and had a nice lunch at Sarah's in Wiscassett.

Getting Mom's butter pat spoon rest collection started.

We did see a harbor seal when we were walking across the historical cribstone bridge; he was a quick one...he looked like a torpedo when he caught the tide and swam through the channel back into the harbor. Mom's first seal in the wild!

A cross with a seaweed crown...

Mom found these while looking for sea glass....

Mom found the coolest soap dish; in honor of shark week for the hubby. 


We kayaked on Sebasticook Lake right here in Newport; we heard the Loons cry, saw a Blue Heron, a King Fisher and an Eagle fly overhead. A front started to move in and we had a bit of chop with whitecaps develop; it made for an adventurous workout to finish off our trek.

The next day Hubby joined us for another kayak outing up on Sebec Lake at Peaks Kenney State Park. Another BIG lake. Beautiful view of Mt Katahdin in the back ground and lined with traditional Maine camps.

More of a recreational lake, not much wild life to see; but we did see a momma Loon and her three babies. Kind of hard to see against the dark water...

The weather was spectacular while Mom was here. The rain held off until the late afternoon and evenings after we got home from gallivanting around.   

We picked from the garden...

We were even able to have a camp fire one night.

Under the full moon

On Sunday we relaxed on the back porch to stitch and hook together. 

And no visit to Maine can go without a fresh, steamed lobster dinner. 

The perfect way to wrap up a great week. 

Mom and Tootsie are safely back home in Wyoming after a three day trek back across the country.
I do cherish the time I get to see her as we live so far apart and appreciate that we can do adventurous things together.

The letter S was brought to you today by Mom and Me. ;)

Hope everyone has had a splendid summer; keep on stitching and hooking.