Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

rIMG_0420Lovely view after dropping my paintings off at Laughleton Gallery, in prep for a show there and the “Rose and Rooster”, starting Friday p.m., running for a month.

IMG_0423It’s October 1st tomorrow, but still the wild flowers bloom..The 207 was showing off, on this overcast day. Worked for me.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

IMG_0385busy all day..no photos!!! but this from the other night says a lot about today. Calm, quietly painting, tired from both.

September 28th, 2014



IMG_0408I brought in my begonia to make it now a houseplant…love the coupling of the colours in the evening sunlight.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

IMG_0376Driving home today from the States, we saw this version of a camper van/recreational vehicle , on the highway in New Brunswick..


“Tiny House, Giant Journey”…maybe we should start “downsizing”..

IMG_0381Home in time to the see the sedums last hurrah. Hopefully it will continue for a few days to come. A lovely trip south of the border, has come to an end. Now to “settle” into our “regular routine”…funny.


Friday, September 26th, 2014


A foggy morning on our way to a ferry to begin our trek homeward.


Fog lifted..on board the Champlain as we crossed Lake Champlain from Port Kent , New York State, to..


..Burlington, Vermont. On our journey we have crossed six states, all with wonderful fall scenery, quaint American small towns..


Taking a late lunch break at a brew pub, as it had outdoor seating, and the day was too beautiful to spend all of it in a car or indoors. I didn’t finish this huge portion of beer, by the way. Off the road in Bangor, Maine for the night.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


This is the view of a Whiteface Mountain. Follow the cable wires to the top of the photo..


The four of us went up to the top! OMG!


We all have the look of awe and fear on our faces.


At the top, one of the views..


..and Lake Placid and Mirror Lake in another. Exciting day.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014


A day of lots of walking and lots of eating. We ate lunch outside at this charming place.


Good food, good company, good weather, good view..


..this from the patio as we ate…


..this walking around the lake..


..and check out the wildlife.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014


After leaving Laura and Cody 😦 , we then drove for 7 1/2 hrs. through beautiful mountainous terrain towards Lake Placid.


I felt as though we were in Cape Breton, but rather than ocean views we had mountain views..


Arrived at our destination at a lovely hotel near the former Winter Olympic site at Lake Placid. Met up with Paul and Anne Marie, with whom we’ll spend a few days in this lovely setting. Fun to be getting together like this.

Monday, September 22nd, 2014


More lovely countryside travelling today, to quilting and knitting and hardware stores. Something for everyone..well, not Cody, the working man.


A coffee shop break in State College. Cafés are a great invention…


..followed by dinner and a movie with the working man. Our three days are ending..but guests, like fish, go off in three days, or so the expression goes. Time to let Laura and Cody get back to their busy lives. When next we see them they’ll be busier!

Sunday, September 21st, 2014


Laura made home made bread and croissants this morning.
Being pregnant isn’t slowing her down!


A lovely country drive found us at a sweet place…lovely to spend the day with the sweet couple..


Frank developed a new skill..rock carving..he did this to set in the house numbers onto this rock, as conceived by Cody.


Such an idyllic view from the backyard. Earlier we picked fresh raspberries here, and greens. A small feel of country right within a town. Heaven.