Saturday, July 3, 2010

I love Washington County.

I lived 20 years in Putnam Station, the northernmost town in Washington County. The studio is in Kingsbury, which is also Washington County.
This is a rural county, made up of rolling hills, small towns, farms, and not much else.
I love Washington County, which is somewhat embarrassing, since my husband is an elected Warren County Supervisor for the city of Glens Falls.
But it is what it is.
Today, Alice and I started out with all good intentions, she helping me with some outside work. But the day was just too beautiful to waste, so we hopped in the car, and headed over to Mandy's
Spring Farm nursery, to look at the flowers and trees. We actually didn't buy a thing, but I have plans, you can bet.
Heading to Granville, the views were lovely.
From Untitled Album

Tell me this doesn't look like heaven.
From Untitled Album

We went into the little town of Granville, it was time for lunch.

From Untitled Album

We ate at Scottie's Coffee Shop right on Maine Street. The food was good, the service was good, and it cost $11.62 for both of us.
Some things are still reasonable.
Alice wanted to show me a favorite spot of hers, right on the Mettawee River.
From Untitled Album

She is a devoted reader of my blog, but she criticizes me for never putting pictures of myself on here. I am. Ta da.
From Untitled Album

Alice was right....this is a sweet little spot to take a break. According to Wikipedia, Mettawee River is a river in western Vermont and eastern New York in the United States, passing the town of Granville, New York. The river is particularly good for rapids and kayaking. It ends in Lake Champlain.
From Untitled Album

Hmm....kayaking.....that is on my list of things to do.

From Untitled Album

These rapids might be a little troublesome.
From Untitled Album

Maybe we should paddle this way, when we come.
From Untitled Album

This covered bridge is made of metal, meant to last.
From Untitled Album

Hey, Alice.
From Untitled Album

I am feeling somewhat like this house.......useless.
From Untitled Album

That's what happens when you go 100 miles an hour on a regular basis. Then when you take some time off, well, it feels like you shouldn't be doing it.
It's a battle I have with myself all the time.
From Untitled Album

I know, of course, that it is not NORMAL to work all the time, and I am always struggling with it.
From Untitled Album

Today was good for me. I might just get this right before I die. Well, I guess I would have to do it before, right?

I am going to sew a little.....for fun, JUST FOR FUN.
And then we are going to get ice cream. PISTACHIO.
Happy 4th everyone.


LA said...

Do what you what you love! You can't go wrong!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the photo of you... You should do so more often! Oh, and pistachio ice cream? Yummers on that. The scenery in your area is calling my name since there are a ton of photo ops when in rural areas.

That was a great price on your lunch... I think Hubby and I spent 3 times that much for lunch at Famous Dave's barbecue yesterday in Richmond, VA.... Highway robbery I tell ya!


Gayle said...

I hear you loud and clear and I too am 'working on it'.
Thanks for the great pictures.

Karen said...

You look maavelous. And I love this photo tour, thank you. Upstate New York sure has some beautiful places... God's Country :-)

Lili said...

It's always fun to see a picture of the author, nice to meet you Miss Hilary! You gals had some beautiful scenery today and ice cream later, oh my, that's divine! ~Lili

Sweetpea said...

You eastern gals seem to wear similar shoes :>]]
A bee-yew-tee-ful part of the world you have there...nice to *see* you!

Theresa said...

Oh thank you for the lovely pictures! We had the Mettawee running right through our property and spent many July's there cooling off. It is a lovely area.

Theresa said...

BTW, the house should still be there. It's where River Road meets 153 (Pawlet VT).located there at the junction facing 153, left is the bridge over the Mettawee (and a very sweet swimming spot it is on the right side of the small falls) Right brings you up a rise and on the left is a small beautiful walled in cemetery. Mountain View I think. The house use to be white with a small red barn.

Lynn said...

Why bother being NORMAL? It's boring!

bspinner said...

Lovely pictures!!!!! Thanks for sharing. I love the photo of the old house that's all but falling down.

Welcome to my world.

Because every thread counts

Because every thread counts