Monday, July 27, 2009

A Night Away

Yesterday afternoon, we headed up to my parents' house for a night away from home. The kids had a great time hiking around, looking for wildlife, and hanging out with Nana and Grandpa. And of course, a dip in the hot tub. We had great food and a great time! I tried to get in some knitting but the activities were constantly changing. I did get a bit of knitting done on the way there and the way back. BFJ's favorite thing was a nap in front of the window, with a cool breeze blowing in. I took a walk around the property with my dad and found some great photo spots that I had somehow missed before. I took lots of wildflower pictures, and also a few bugs, and hope to identify some of them.

We took up a handful of big branches from the storm to add to my dad's furniture building business. By the way, thank you for all the comments on the storm and offers for help. Luckily, all we really ended up with was some extra yardwork and a renewed appreciation for the teamwork of neighbors.

flowers along the garage path

pot o' gold across the street?


photo by the Bruise



Candace said...

Lovely photos, Karen! How do your parents keep the deer away from all the gorgeous flowers? I can see why you didn't want to bury your head in knitting - you have all the glorious nature to fill your eyes!

Stephanie D. said...

Love the flowers along the path--it just looks like somewhere you'd just have to go.

Great photos of you, too, and that rainbow looks near enough to touch.

audreypawdrey said...

The flowers along the garage are so pretty and the pictures of you are fabulous! It sounds like a wonderful time!