It’s been a busy week. Places to go, people to see, not the least of which was our daughter and her hubby. By the time you read this, they’ll be on a plane homeward bound and it most likely will be at least a year before we see them again.
I’m writing this post a little at a time. In a few minutes, I have to get my face on and go to a wedding in NY. I didn’t have much time this week to get as much done as I would have liked around the house, but I thought you might enjoy these pictures, and in between I’ll update you on a few things.
Last week we went to Shelburne Falls which is well known for its ‘Bridge of Flowers’. Although we’ve been coming to Massachusetts as weekenders for nine years and now live here full time, for some reason we never took the time to visit this cute little artsy town, but what better time to visit if not a lovely Autumn day?
I had some fun editing some of these pictures, but believe it or not the above picture isn’t edited at all. I really don’t know how I pulled off this black background other than having the aperture wide open, but isn’t it cool?
Just before we entered the town I saw this house and knew I was headed somewhere I wanted to be. This house happens to be home to a photography business, and I don’t know about you, but I think I’d be happy to go to work every day if it looked like this.
At the end of the main street in town is where the Bridge of Flowers is. Shortly after entering, you will see this well established Wisteria tree. Just look at the trunk on this beauty! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one quite this large.
Like many of you, I love flowers, but admittedly I’m terrible about naming the different varieties. I just know what I like. Most of what is on display now on the Bridge are Dahlias, and I think next to Peonies, they’re one of my favorites.
Some of you know I’ve been having issues with my iPad after updating a couple of weeks ago. One of the most notable problems is what I’m experiencing if I try to comment on a Blogger blog. If you don’t have the option for a name/url, I have to comment by just typing in a character so I’m fooling it into thinking I commented, then logging into Google, then returning to your blog and typing my comment. It took me a while to figure it out. At first, I was typing my entire comment only to come back after logging in and it would be gone. Another option is to type the entire comment then copy it, log in, then paste upon returning, but that didn’t always work so I’m sticking with what does. So…if you’re on Blogger and you have that comment system and I’m commenting, know that I love you mucho!
The wedding was lovely last night! The ceremony took place on the Hudson in NY, overlooking beautiful scenery just as the sun was setting. I hope to share some pictures soon. Looks like I used up my data for the month on my phone. I took a couple of videos at the wedding, one of which was more than 10 minutes long of my daughter giving her speech to the bride. She was the matron of honor and I have to say did a fabulous job! She had a recollection of something that happened when she was 4 with the bride that involved me. While it was vivid in her mind, it’s something I barely recall happening. Funny, the things we remember…
We are having dinner at a friends tonight and yesterday before we left for NY I made a cheesecake to bring. It is by far the best cheesecake I’ve ever eaten! After having it at a friend’s a couple of weeks ago I had to get the recipe. I hope to share that too, but it’s always difficult to get pictures in situations like this (but I’ll try).
I’m still blown away by this picture! Do you like the black background, or am I just weird?
There’s a little store just at the foot of the Bridge. The side faces the water and there are three window boxes. I was able to get a close up shot of one. Isn’t it pretty?
Few things can rival Mother Nature’s beauty in the Fall, especially in New England. This was taken a little over a week ago. From now until next week, the leaves will be at their peak.
I know what you’re thinking…’what the heck is that?’ Shelburne Falls is home to granite pot holes, millions of years in the making, taking on the shapes we see today about 14,000 years ago, during the last glacial ice age. It looks surreal and almost creepy doesn’t it? If you’d like to learn a bit more about them and see pictures far better than mine, here’s a link.
In other news…
Have you noticed my new profile pic? The other one was three years old. I was starting to look at it and wondering who that person was, so I got my hair cut and colored on Friday and did a selfie using my tripod. General consensus dictates changing one’s profile pic every two years, so I was long overdue.
For several months now I’ve been posting once a week, usually on Sunday evenings. I’m enjoying this slower pace, but at the same time there are lots of tidbits that are getting lost in the sauce. You know…the kinds of things that on their own aren’t necessarily worth posting about but really make up our day to day lives. I’m not big with social media, but lately I’ve been posting random pics on Instagram so if you’d like to keep up with my super exciting, celebrity filled life you can follow me by clicking here. I would love to see you there!