Friday, September 30, 2022

Covid Update

 - Good Morning Friends -
Between coughs I am going to post an update on my Covid - 19 experience.
I am vaccinated, 
I received my booster and I also had Covid once before, the Delta Variant in September 2021.
I received the monoclonal antibodies then and also this time.
The hubs received Paxlovid to treat/lessen his symptoms and that has worked well for him.
I am not able to take Paxlovid.
As to the symptoms of this covid variant, it is like the worst cold you have ever had times 10.
We are staying home, taking care of one another and keeping each other company.

Here's a peak a last nights sunset...

- clouds come floating into my life, 
no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky -

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Our Uninvited...Unexpected Guest

 Covid - 19
The hubs first, now me!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Allarie State Park

 We love this State Park and visit often...
Allaire State Park is best known as a historic 19th-century iron making town,
for Allaire Village and The Pine Creek Railroad.

This block of row houses was originally constructed in 1832 and was completed the following year.
These row homes housed the skilled iron workers and their families.

One row house might be home to 10 or more individuals.  

The remainder of the building is a museum that gives an overview of 
James P. Allaire's businesses, The Howell Iron Works Company
and the Pine Creek Railroad Company.

This is a building inside The Allaire Village that we don't always explore.
It was a nice look in to yesteryear! 

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Saturday's Critters #458

 A spin around Lake of the Lilies never disappoints me.
The air has been crisp and cool on some days and warm and sunny on others.

There are always a lot of Mallards...they are here year round.
Can you handle those cute little tail curls?

The Greater Scaup
This is a bulky, robust diving duck, present here only during the fall and winter.

The Red Winged Black Birds will be leaving soon, they do not spend their winters here.

The Killdeer is boldly marked, long legged and noisy.
This Plover has long wings and a long tail, when standing, it has a more elongated appearance.
Sexes are similar.

My bird book says that Mute Swans are here year round but I don't see them in the winter.

for one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence, 
look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is -

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters

Friday, September 23, 2022

It's Been A Minute...

 That's what young people say when they see someone that they have not seen in a random amount of time.
"it's been a minute"
I am sorry to have been away without an explanation,
life got in the way of blogging and I took a sprinkle of time off.
I did not plan it, it just happened.
Anyway, I am well!

My wildflower garden still has some flowers blooming.
This yellow flower is a Chamois Ragwort/Doronicum,
in the sunflower family.
I am going to bring some inside to enjoy.

Tithonia ~ the red sunflower.

Garden Cosmos

Tomatoes are still pretty abundant in the garden,
they have been delicious this year.

It rained all day yesterday, we really needed the rain.
The day ended with this sky, colorful clouds and cool temperatures!

- I'll see you tomorrow -

Monday, September 5, 2022

Happy Labor Day


This post is dedicated to my husband.
He has worked so hard his whole life starting
 at age 11 until now.
He "walked" many miles to his first job,
earning $ 1.00 an hour.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Saturday's Critters #455

 Oh man, there were so many Mute Swans at Lake of the Lilies on Wednesday.

This is only one patch, here I count exactly 30, there were many more.




Ruffled Tail Feathers




- be gracious -

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
for Saturday Critters

Friday, September 2, 2022

Out For A Drive

  Wednesday was a beautiful day here.
It started off cool and we made a split second decision to get out and enjoy the 
temperature and sunshine.
First...donuts at the inlet where I saw a few boats I had never seen before.

An obvious commercial fishing boat, 
hard working people that depend on what they catch for income.
If you look to the left of the bow of the boat, you can see a diver going into the water.
I did not see him when I took the picture.

Catamaran Luxury Yacht
It does not look like a catamaran from this angle, it was a luxurious boat.

A beautiful sailboat, we do not see many sailboats in the inlet.

This gull caught my eye, it's so unusual looking.
I checked my books, it looks like a Lesser Black-Backed Gull in one of it's four years of youth.
Except they have pink legs, this gulls legs are clearly black.
Any ideas?
And during my research I learned they are not seagulls, simply gulls, who knew?

We passed this dog walker on our way to the lake.
I asked if I could take his picture, he was kind and said yes.
We have passed him before, the last time I counted 14 dogs, today he had 10.
It was turing hot and humid and he said he was worried about the dogs!

At Lake of the Lilies, the Double-Crested Cormorant were out of the water, drying their wings.

- some days nothing beats a really good drive in the car -