46: From place to place

(A child’s rainbow)

M and I are home again.  The cats were very happy to see us.  Well, not really.  They were napping.  I’m not sure they even realized we were gone since it was such a quick trip.

(Miss Madison)

This morning’s Thanksgiving breakfast was a lovely feast.  There was an assortment of breakfast foods including the much-anticipated chocolate-chip pancakes.  When Emma throws a party, she goes all out.

(Time to rest.)

Emma had a lot going on yesterday, including going to a concert with her mom last night.  Both of them must be exhausted.

M and I hung out with Maddy and her dad again during the evening while Emma and B were out enjoying the concert.  I got my very first Maddy hugs last night.  I’m still thrilled and excited and all that good stuff.  I’ve held Maddy, of course, in the past when she was a baby but now that she’s a toddler, she can be more than a little shy with us.  Part of the reason for that is we don’t see Maddy and her sister as often as we’d like.  Everyone is busy and life gets in the way.  That makes these get-togethers all the more special for us.

Just before we left last night I asked Maddy for a hug and she not only gave me a hug, but she stayed there, ready to drop off to sleep.  It was nice.  I was afraid I’d have to win her over again this morning.  Nope.  She gave me another big hug before we left to come home.

(Cornstalks in an Amish farm field.)

We pass through some Amish country on our way to and from Columbus when we go to visit the kids.  Every fall I think about stopping to take some photos of the cornstalks.  This year I finally remembered.  I need to be a little taller to get a better photo.  I couldn’t shoot over the fence.  I would have tried to get closer and shoot through it but the way was paved with poison ivy.

(There are still leaves on the linden tree.)

I went out for my walk shortly after arriving home.  It’s a mild November day here in the Bogs.  If we got snow while we were away, there is no sign of it now.  The sun is shining, there are a few high, thin clouds, the temperature is in the 40’s, and it’s a little breezy.  The sunshine, exercise, and fresh air were a good combination after all the car time.

(Creek-side reflections.)

I came across a dead possum at the beginning of my walk, on the path that runs through the once-hayfield, future-woods.  I’m not sure why it was dead but it has obviously been a source of food for some of the other animals around here.

(The shadows grow longer.)

I guess that’s about it from the Bogs for now.  I have some unpacking to do and then I should see about making something for dinner tonight.

I hope your weekend was as wonder-filled as mine.  😀

(Today’s view of the pond.)


19 Comments on “46: From place to place”

  1. Thank you for sharing your weekend, Robin. What I love about blogging is the wonderful people I meet and places I see. Beautiful photos of your trip. Looks like a great day!

  2. jenna says:

    Things were pretty wonder-filled here, too.

    So what was for dinner? Round these parts, dinner was pumpkin soup with coconut milk, veggie burgers with swiss, and a salad. I’m going to send you the soup recipe – I think you’ll like it 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Glad to hear it, J. I see you got some studio time in. My formerly dead phone appreciates your attention. lol!

      We had veggie burgers too! Actually, black bean burgers with aged cheddar and jalapenos on homemade rolls (because the LM has become the expert bread maker around here and whipped those up in no time). I made a bean and barley salad to go with it.

      Yes please, send me the recipe. I love a good pumpkin soup. And this is certainly the time of year for it. 🙂

      • jenna says:

        Wow! My veggie burgers envy your veggie burgers! Soup has been sent. Well, the recipe anyway. Your inbox awaits.

  3. Bo Mackison says:

    Love that creek scene. Your November does look mild — nice for you.

  4. Karma says:

    I’m going to keep the fingers crossed for mild weather for us all! Your photos of the pond give the illusion of warmth still being with us.

  5. Alto2 says:

    Sounds like a lovely weekend with your grandbabies.

    As for the photos, I particularly like the one of the tree in shadow. It looks so organic, yet slightly sinister.

  6. Kala says:

    Love those long shadows of the tree Robin.

  7. Marcie says:

    Gorgeous autumn images. Especially love the pix of your grandkids!!!

  8. Anna says:

    Beautiful ‘Time to rest’ photo…. so sweet. I really like the photo of the linden tree. 🙂


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