Today dawned a bit colder than yesterday and because I still have off for the week, I luxuriated in the flannel sheets, sleeping in until nearly 9 am.
Oh, my! Very unlike me.
After a breakfast of coffee and some oatmeal, we departed for nearby Fair Hill Nature Center in Maryland.
Fair Hill encompases nearly 6,000 acres and is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north and lies less than 1/2 mile west of Delaware. It's known for its natural beauty, woodlands and pristine fields. It also houses the Fair Hill Training Center, so horses are everywhere.
At one time, it was one of the largest private land holdings in the East and was formerly owned by one of the DuPonts. It was purchased by the state of Maryland in 1975.
When we lived in PA long ago, and my husband was competing in mountain biking, he regularly trained at Fair Hill. We took trails today that were familiar to him and believe me, it's beautiful there.
We could hear the hounds in the distance, as a fox hunt must have been going on.
When we got home, we looked at some of the pictures I took. Or rather, I loaded them onto the hard drive and my husband looked at them.
Here's our conversation:
DH: You didn't take that many pictures today, you know.
DH: And of the 51 pictures that you took, 15 of them are of my back. 15!!
CG: What are you talking about?
DH: Look at this. My back. There's my back again. Oh, there it is again. And again. I'm only up to 8 here.
CG: Well, um, your back is mostly what I see since I'm always behind you.
DH: Yes, but there's rock formations you could have taken. And more shots of the stream. The stream is nice. And there was that fox.
CG: The fox was gone before you even told me it was there.
DH: Well, I'm thinking that the next time we go for a walk, I'm giving the dog to you to hold and I'll take the pictures.
CG: YOU'LL WHAT?
DH: Well, I can take pictures as well as you can.
DH: You heard me.
DH: You heard me, right?
CG: I said hmmm, didn't I?
I said Hmmmm. But what I was really thinking as I was silently seething was "who do you think you are? I am the picture taker!! I can't believe you just said that!"
But I said nothing. I didn't want him to know how miffed I was. I think it's best not to let him know everything.
And this is of the side. The side is not the back.
I rest my case.
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