Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween

 Last evening we went on our nighttime drive to see the Halloween decorations in our area.
It wasn't quite dark when we started, but a lot of the homes are not really lit up,
so seeing them at dusk was better.
There is a "Clark Griswold House" you can't miss from a mile away.
These people go all out for every holiday and we always make a special trip to see this house.

- happy halloween everyone -

Monday, October 30, 2023

Halloween in New Jersey

 The people of New Jersey take Halloween very seriously.
Most homes are decorated, even if it is just pumpkins and mums, 
but some people take it to a whole-nother level.
Almost everywhere we go, the hubs has to pull over so I can take pictures...
tonight we are going to go for our traditional "looking at Halloween decorations" drive.

Here are some pictures of the homes I have passed recently along the way!

Do you decorate your home for Halloween?
Do you enjoy driving around looking at all of the decorations?
Do people in your area go all out decorating for the holiday?

- when witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers 'tis near Halloween -

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Saturday Critters #515

 After coming home from my girls trip to the sheep and wool festival, I have been super busy,
off my game, but I am getting closer to my routine.
The hubs and I took a ride yesterday...the usual suspects, donuts at the inlet,
the beach and Lake of the Lilies.
The lake was filled to the brim with swans and ducks...
I was surprised to see that the Egrets have yet to leave for winter, that there was a Snowy Egret,
because I never see Snowy Egrets.

- and look at all those turtles - 

This is the Snowy Egret
It took off and landed in a tree right above me.
It's not a great picture, but it was so close I wanted to share it.

This is the Male American Wigeon who only spends winters with us.

The Mute Swans were showing off...they will be leaving soon for winter.

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
Viewing Nature With Eileen 
for Saturday Critters

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The Rhinebeck Round-Up

I did not take as many pictures at the festival as I usually do.
Here is a dump of photos I did take during the trip, almost none from the Sheep and Wool Festival. 

On Friday afternoon, we went to the Cake & Wool Companies Festival

When we go over this bridge, we are almost at the house...

Waking up to this...

Liz has excellent fire making skills.

Carolyn made a "big" mistake...

Leanne and I, Leanne taught me how to knit and her art won the logo contest 3 years ago.

She is going to win for next year also, her entry on the top shelf is amazing!

The trees at the festival were beautiful!

What a great trip!
I'll show you what I bought tomorrow!

- knitting...providing inspiration one stitch at a time -