Welcome to my blog

If you enjoy finding a lot of different outlets for your creativity, then we may just be kindred spirits.
This blog is an outlet for my interest in miniatures, crochet, plastic canvas, and many other various arts and crafts.

I also love walking, taking digital photos, and most recently, have rediscovered an old love...bike riding! I purchased an amazing new bike, a comfy Townie by Electra this summer, and have been having a grand time exploring the area as though for the first time. It's like being a kid again!

If you enjoy any of these things too, pour a cup of coffee and tea, sit down, and join me.

Take care!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fall Drive with Dogs

Hello friends.  I've been sick for over 2 months, with asthma and some sort of infection, but I'm starting to feel better and was able to take my dogs for a drive the other day to see the beautiful fall leaves.

Gros Cap foliage

Gros Cap

Clouds over Gros Cap

Here's Mac, looking out the window.  Gros Cap is pretty but very hilly and my asthma was still too bad to tackle much walking, let alone hills, so we went for another drive to Mark's Bay, a normally secluded little conservation area.

The dogs were very happy to go for another car ride.  Mac is the big black standard poodle, and Ben is the little white toy poodle :-).

Little Ben and Big Mac

Mark's Bay

Mark's Bay was lovely and calm, with the clouds reflecting in the water.  This is my favorite shot (above).
 Here's Benji looking out over Mark's Bay.  Mac's hips were giving him trouble so he wanted to go back in the truck after he went pee.

Mark's Bay

Little plane over Mark's Bay
In this last photo, you can see (if you squint) a tiny little plane in the sky above the lake. It was one of those old fashioned planes; very cool to see.

I was very happy that I was able to finally get out of the house to enjoy nature, as it snowed later in the day. It didn't last, but it caused many of the pretty leaves to fall.