Last day of summer

On the Towpath Trail yesterday

Just a quick post to mark the end of summer, and to say hello.  I’m having fun with our visiting family person.  We’ve been biking and hiking, talking and laughing, and generally having a great time, enjoying each other’s company.  I’ll be back with something more substantial on Sunday.  I will be ending my yoga challenge tomorrow and starting my meditation challenge on Sunday.

I hope you’ve had the time and opportunity to get out and enjoy this last day of summer.  We had a surprisingly nice day.  Surprising because they had been predicting rain.  The rain did arrive a little while ago, but we got to spend most of the day outdoors before that happened and there was plenty of sunshine to go around.

Catch up with you soon!

Bella watching the sunset yesterday

362: Faces

Sgt. Gnome Lennon

This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is Faces.  This seems like a good time to share the assortment of gnomes and other creatures I have left over from this summer’s adventures.

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109: Cat blogging

(Izzy relaxing by the fireplace.)

I try not to be too much of a cat lady and generally avoid posting photos of the cats (Izzy and Bella) too often.  Izzy insisted on having her mug plastered on the blog today.  She said to tell you all hello.  Or, if you’re into that sort of thing, feel free to give her a lolcat caption.

It’s a bright, beautiful, blue-sky day here in the Bogs.  The lake effect snow machine was turned off earlier than expected and we don’t have quite as much snow as predicted.  It’s likely other communities nearby got more than we did.  Lake effect snow works that way.  Dumping tons of snow in one place and barely any in others.

I spent most of my outdoor time today cross-country skiing around Breezy Acres.  When I’d had enough of that, I sat and watched the birds for few minutes.  A red-tailed hawk came diving out of the sky and into the meadow, picking up something along the way and taking it back to a tree in the woods.  It was too far away for me to attempt to photograph it.  Just as well.  I probably didn’t need to see the end results.

I’ve been playing with photo editing programs.  The little bird above was processed in Picnik to give it, supposedly, a 1960’s feel.

That’s about it from the Bogs today.  There’s not much happening.  It’s kind of nice, being able to just hang out on a Sunday.  I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday, too.