Hello, my friends. I’m sorry for my lengthy absence, but I didn’t have anything to say, and I wasn’t taking photos all week. Actually, I had a lot to say but it wasn’t anything I would have wanted to publish on this site.
It’s Sunday morning as I write this, and I overslept. I don’t like missing the sunrise but it’s my last day off in a long string of days off and I love the luxury of soft flannel sheets way too much to climb out of them early.
When I came downstairs, the first thing I noticed while waiting for my coffee to brew was that my husband had taken over a hundred pictures with the long lens this morning. So while I enjoy my homemade biscotti (from my sister’s kitchen – thanks, Char), I’ll share some photos my husband took while I was sleeping.
Standing at the edge of our property.
And when I say ‘our’ property, you know that I mean the property on which we live. We’re caretakers here at the manor house on the hill.
I had asked for a 70-300mm VR lens for my birthday, but that’s a whole other story I don’t care to share. These were shot with the 70-300mm Nikon lens I bought a couple of years ago. It has no vibration reduction, so many of the shots were blurry. But this one’s a keeper.
A morning sky full of birds reminds me of a documentary I watched this week: Winged Migration. The DVD would make a wonderful gift for the bird watcher in your life.
We saw the leaves go to glory,
Then almost migratory
Go part way down the lane,
And then to end the story
Get beaten down and pasted
In one wild day of rain.
~ excerpt from ‘November’ by Robert Frost
I love the trees of November. And I love some of the photographs my husband took this morning. The one above is one of my favorites.
I can’t stress enough how difficult it is to send off a frisbee and then take an action shot of the dog catching it. I found this one beautiful, and I love the sun glare.
Yesterday we drove to York, PA to visit my sister and her husband. I lent her the book I read over the holiday (The Descendants) and we had wonderful leftovers for lunch. They are what I would call a ‘foodie’ family, and are always trying new and exciting things. Her husband, Dave, made the most amazing bread, full of nuts and seeds and flavor. Both of their girls are like this too, and for dessert I had a tiny slice of triple chocolate pumpkin cheesecake made by Emily. (She’s the newlywed who got married in Philadelphia this past September).
The pie was out of this world good.
I’m watching one of my favorite shows. It’s CBS’ Sunday Morning. They’re doing a piece on Ellen Barkin, who I’ve always found fascinating as an actress. One of my favorite movies is Sea of Love, where she stars alongside Al Pacino. If you’ve never seen this movie, I am telling you now: It is good. Suspenseful. Absolutely steamy. And it’s on stream at Netflix right now.
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For my American friends, I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday this past week. Mine was not so good, but hey – some years are like that. I’m going to get my day going here and I can feel a walk coming on with the dog.
Here’s hoping for a good week for us all . . . I’ve missed you, my friends.