10.31.2014

This Moment . . .


{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Many blessings for a happy and safe Halloween ~ Wendy

10.28.2014

Close to Perfect . . .

We've been spending a lot of time in Cornwall lately.  We're hoping to make it our new home next year.  More than any other time of the year, fall is when I want to be there the most.  If someone took me on a drive, blindfolded me and dropped me in the middle of the town, I'd take off my blindfold and swear I was in Vermont.  Its small town feel reminds me of how I grew up.  No place is perfect but it certainly comes close to meeting all of my criteria for perfection!!  : )



We visited Jones' Farm in hopes of bringing home a pumpkin or two but my perfect little angel (do you detect a hint of sarcasm??) below decided that she was going to be in a mood and complain about pretty much everything.  It was windy out that day and she was cold (although it was in the low 60's!!) so the hay ride to the pumpkin patch was out and the pumpkins that had been pre-picked were too small to carve so they were out too. 

Magical rocks in the gift shop.



So we settled on visiting the barnyard to see the miniature ponies, goats and chickens. We were even lucky enough to finally see Miss Fern out of the barn.  She's been a part of the Jones' Farm family for a couple of years now and this was actually the first time she was out of the barn when we were there.  She was enjoying the sun and didn't even bother to look at us when we talked to her and told her how pretty she was.  : )


The view from the gift shop.


As you can see, the foliage still looks pretty good here but it's been so strange this year with some trees not even reaching peak yet and others having lost most of their leaves.  To top it off, there's a chance of SNOW in the forecast for this weekend!!!!  Oh my, that Mother Nature is quite the comedian, isn't she??  NOT!!!  : )


Many blessings for a very happy day ~ Wendy

10.24.2014

This Moment . . .


{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Our new baby, Finnegan.  : )


Many blessings for a happy Friday and a beautiful weekend ~ Wendy




10.22.2014

Walk with Me on a Mostly Wordless Wednesday . . .

This last month, I've been doing some volunteer work at an annex for our local animal shelter.  The annex is actually a reproduction of a Scottish castle and is owned by a wonderful family that has opened its doors to close to twenty cats and kittens that are waiting for that special family to adopt them.




This morning I arrived a little early so I got the chance to walk around the wonderful grounds that this magical home was built on.  A photographer's delight!!!




An old barn on the property.




One of many wild turkeys I saw this morning.

I am so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of New York state.  This time of the year comes and goes so fast and soon we'll be spending much more time indoors.  For now, I've been taking my camera with me everywhere I go and trying to capture as much of this autumn as I can.  What a brilliant artist Mother Nature is!!!  : )


Many blessings for a happy Wednesday ~ Wendy

10.17.2014

This Moment . . .

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

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A very proud "Pap" between two of his grandchildren.  : )



Many blessings for a beautiful day and a very happy weekend ~ Wendy



10.12.2014

Sunday Sayings . . .

It's been quite a couple of weeks around here with both of our cars having problems, a little girl with a very bad cold and both of our dogs getting sprayed by the neighborhood skunk.  They're clean and shiny once again but a slight odor of skunk still lingers in the house.   My friend's dog was skunked recently and she said it took close to three weeks for the smell to be completely gone from her house.  It's always something, isn't it?!!?

A few photos I've taken recently.



On a brighter note, our oldest son is home from college for a few days which means all of my chickens are home to roost.  I know this will be a thing of the past in a couple of years so I truly cherish these moments while I have them. Granted, I've only seen him for an hour here and a half hour there but I'll take it.  I remember being 21 like it was yesterday.  My friends and my boyfriend took total preference over anything else and since he happens to have wonderful friends and a very sweet girlfriend I don't mind so much.  I hope to keep him home for an early dinner before he leaves to watch the Giants play football tonight at 8:00.  I'm bribing him with his favorite . . .  my (not so) famous chicken dumpling soup.  : )

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we finally get to bring home the little orange sleepy head in the photo!!  We had to wait until he was old enough to have his first shots and is also fully weaned from his Mama.  I took all of the kittens and their beautiful mother to the shelter on Thursday for their shots (I volunteer at an annex of the shelter a couple of days a week) so now he's ready to go.  I'm hoping it's going to be a smooth transition for our other two cats and two dogs.  We've already decided Finnigan is going to sleep in the boys' room for at least the first week until everyone is settled in.  I haven't had a kitten in something like 15 years because our current cats came to us as adults and the cats before them were in their teens when they passed away.  It's all very exciting!!!!  : )

Now for a Sunday Saying . . .

absolutely.

Absolutely!!!  : )


Many blessings for a beautiful Sunday and a wonderful week ahead ~ Wendy


10.03.2014

This Moment . . .

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Many blessings for a wonderful Friday and a very happy weekend ~ Wendy