Crazy as a Loom

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day trip. Again.

Yes, I am a slacker, but I felt the need to get away once again, and one of my daughters took the day off since there was no school today.

So we took a little drive through the woods.  There is nothing like the Adirondacks, ya know.

It was a beautiful, sunny day.  A perfect day to be outside.

At one point, my 11 year old grandson said, "Wait,'s so QUIET".

Yes, yes it is.

A sweet breeze was blowing.

Yup, my hair is getting whiter and whiter.  
Just think of the time I've saved since I stopped dyeing my hair.
And the money.
And apparently I am loved anyway.  Ava doesn't seem to care.  In fact, not one person that is important to me, cares about the color of my hair, or in this case, the lack of color.  

We wrote down 5 ponds on a piece of paper, and checked out all five.  Then at the end of the day, everyone voted for their favorite.
This one was the winner.

By sheer virtue of its solitude.
And its accessibility.

And there are loons here.
Enough said.

We had fun, and I didn't think about work or responsibilities or worries for one minute.
I didn't give my headache much space either.

Next time I go here, I think I will bring my lunch, and a book......and my kayak.

There is a simple tranquility about being outside, and especially so here, away from everything.
I'm so glad we came.


Deb said...

Beautiful photos, Hilary. I would want to spend time there, too. How I love the loons. Takes me back to 'cottage country'. Do go back with your kayak and your camera. Deb

Anonymous said...

It would be WONDERFUL to just float out there in a kayak. Absolutely wonderful. How peaceful everyone looks. :-))

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Thanks for taking us on your adventure. The pictures are wonderful! I would love to see a loon and hear one for real some day!

Glad you had a good day with your family. I know you cherish days spent with them.


Hilary said...

It looks absolutely beautiful and so do you. It's the kind of place that Frank and I are hoping to find.. only this side of the border.

Karen said...

SOO beautiful. one of my favorite nature experiences is sitting among tall pines taking in a lake view, inhaling the earthy scent... and just breathing in, breathing out...

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claudia said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful day! What beautiful places you have to explore.

Bev said...

THAT is drop-dead gorgeous. I don't blame you for taking the day off. Today, we're under a severe thunderstorm alert....welcome to spring/summer! I'm hoping it won't be terrible this year as it was last year. Temps of 113-115 (including heat index) were the norm last year. I would LOVE your weather there!

Marsel said...

Gorgeous photos! And you're still looking great, even 'whiter and whiter'!!! (Can you imagine bothering with the dyeing hassle at the same time you're battling these headaches?! Another reason to be glad that you quit when you did!)

Nancy said...

It looks like it was a wonderful day. Sometimes you just need to get away from things. You must have felt rejuvenated.

Sharon said...

I'm always amazed at how fantastic I feel when I'm with my grandkids. I didn't have a clue when my first one was born at how rich they would make my future. I love my children and I absolutely adore my grandchildren.

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