Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Sunday Drive ~ Part II

Last Sunday, you may remember, we went for a drive.
You don't "need" a destination...
and in these here parts,
you will always find something wonderful!

We did the tree search thing, that I shared with you here.

We also went to the Scone Pony because...
it is the best bakery on the planet earth.
They do not allow pictures, use your imagination...

well, it's better than that...
* smile *

Next we stumbled upon these vintage fire trucks...





 beautiful, right?

We drove home on the back roads, so we could pass one
of my favorite Alpaca Farms.
This is "edelhaus farm".
It is here that I had my first encounter with Alpaca's. 

 They always notice me when I come by...it could be because I talk to them.

 I always tell them how beautiful they are.

John and his wife were not home, so this was a quick, roadside visit.
But...today, it was enough!!

See, a ride in the car = a beautiful day, and it doesn't cost a thing!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday Critters ~ 71 ~

Let me share with you, my favorite picture of all time...

Taken a few years ago, those "tweens" sat quietly in the bird bath
until mom arrived.
I think the look on her face is priceless!!

All you moms out there, you will "get it"!!

A few months back, I organized all my favorite bird images
into a tab on top of the blog.
If you have a minute, you can view them here.
They are all my favorites from the yard.

Sharing my lifetime favorites with, 
and

Friday, April 24, 2015

Six Words Friday ~ Limit ~

 Soaring Hawk...

the sky's the limit!!!

These images have everything to do with the sighting,
and nothing to do with the images.
This is about the memory of seeing this hawk, on tax day,
while I was taking a much needed break.
It made my heart soar.
Sharing today's images with
Please stop by and share Six Words with my dear friend Adrienne!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Good Fences ~ Edition 57 ~

Boarders...like fences,


of the natural variety!!

A view from the edge, of the winding river we live on!

Sharing today's images from my backyard with my good friend
for Good Fences
Stop by and consider joining in the fun, any fence or gate will do!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Trees and a Sunday Drive...

This past Sunday, we did not have any "big" plans.
The hubs needed to stay fairly close to the area, so we went for a drive.
That's always fun around the Jersey Shore,
especially this time of year.

We decided to search for pretty trees and pretty trees we found.











Most of these trees are Tulip Magnolias,
and perhaps a Cherry Blossom or two.
I think the first tree is a Weeping Cherry, but I'm not sure.

Blue Skies, sunshine, warm temperatures, a gorgeous tree, 
matching sweatshirts,
yep, it was the perfect day in Spring Lake!!

April 20, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Girls Just Want to Have Fun...

Dont' you, just want to have fun?!?!
When we were children, it was all about fun...
smiles, kickball, walking barefoot in the grass, and laughing so hard,
we would spit milk out our noses.
My spirit was undeniable.

I think we lose a little of that as we grow older.
We mature and have kids, 
we work and become responsible and we lose a little of
that spontaneous joy.
We no longer do the things we did as kids.
I want to fly a kite, kick a ball and lay in the grass,
just for the heck of it.


 I made my "Bucket List" for Summer,

I plan on crossing off, every. single. one.

I found this on Pinterest, herein case you want to make one too!!

Sharing today's fun with
Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose
Stop by and say Hi!! 
There are lots are very talented and creative people there!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

What's Cooking?!

I'm still having fun in the kitchen.
I'll share one tried and true recipe here and one, two new ones.

I found a new Farmers Market in town and boy do I love it.
It's by my niece's house, so when I visit with her,
my "sister in love" takes me on the way home.

 I get this eggplant at the market, breaded and already fried, it is delicious!

 The only secret to making good sauce is this.
I like the whole tomatoes and I just break them up a little with my potato masher.
A sweet onion, some sweet basil and that's really all you need.

 Fresh mozzarella is a must for Eggplant Parmesan

 Homemade sauce...

 layered with everything else,

 and you have this.

All you need with it is a big hunk of Texas Toast.
It could not be simplier.
YuM!!

I did not love the next recipe, it's a new one from Pinterest.
 I'll spare you the blow by blow pictures,
the hubs liked them, so it was not a total fail.

These are Mashed Potato Puffs.
You can view the recipe here.

Mashed potatoes, shredded cheddar, parmesan cheese, 
bacon, scallions and eggs, baked in a muffin tin.
These might make a better breakfast food, as for me, 
they tasted like scrambled eggs, but I do think they look good!!

And one quick p.s....I made this Sunday morning.
TexWisGirl sent me a link to Dicky Birds Nest's Blog
where I found this recipe for Shaker Toast.
TexWisGirl thinks I am a foodie, where in the world did she get that idea?
ooooo, and this was really good.
Butter, syrup and I used white bread,
it's surprisingly wonderful!!

So share with me, what's cooking in your kitchen?