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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Weekend wrap-up

We had a mixed weekend: one day at home and one day of the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival.

On Saturday we had a lazy morning of playing with our iPads sitting side by side (as predicted!). We also got some chores done that needed to be done, such as taking down the cabana curtains and storing them away for another year. We always find an interesting critter hiding amongst the curtains. For the past two years we’ve found the same type of prickly black caterpillar seen here. This year we found this colorful spider. I was convinced it was poisonous because it just looked like it was, but from research online it looks like it’s just a common garden spider. I know you all don’t like photos of buggy things, but you have to appreciate Mother Nature when she’s this creative.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Saturday was very windy and not the kind of day you’d want to spend a lot of time outdoors in. It was a challenge folding up the cabana curtains! We also moved wood from our large stack of wood to underneath the deck for easy and dry access. We still have more to do but at least it’s a start.

Sunday was a beautiful day weather-wise! The wind was gone, and in its wake was a typical fall day with clear blue skies and crisp air. We drove up to Rhinebeck for the Sheep & Wool Festival.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

This man was carving pumpkins with the theme of the Festival in mind.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We wandered around from barn to barn with all kinds of wares for sale. I did manage to buy a bit of yarn— a pretty colorway from Spirit Trails for a scarf and some soft soft soft Alpaca for neckwarmers and who knows what else. I am hoping it gets me jump-started to do a little knitting again. I hope I remember how ...

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

While wandering through one of the barns I passed a person that looked familiar. It was Jane! We had promised to meet up anyway and here she was without any planning or cell phone calling! We hugged and chatted for a little bit and it was good to see her again, and looking so well at that!

I also met up with friend Karen, and somehow managed to run into our next-door neighbors Aileen and Bruce too!

When I saw the way these sheep were trimmed I was reminded of all the sculpting that goes on in dog shows! What gives with the tabletop cut? Why would you want a square sheep?

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

And I’m not certain this this guy could see a thing.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Did I forget to mention that Sunday was also our anniversary? 29 years. Where did the time go? We raised a glass or two (or three) of champagne when we got home.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Cheers to us!

Comments:

Thanks for the glimse into Rhinebeck…. didn’t make it up this year, next year for sure.

It was a beautiful day for it.

Congratulations on your anniversary.  29 years.  Wow.  That really says something these days.  Here’s to the NEXT 29!  smile

Maggie, I didn’t take many pics this year and I’m not sure why.

Thanks, and yes it really does say something in this day and age!

Lynne! Happy Anniversary! 29 years is something to be proud of!
Sounds like a great weekend!

Jess, thank you! It sounds ancient doesn’t it?

I would have given you a happy anniversary hug! It was wonderful to see you, especially because it happened by chance!

Jane, I still got hugs from you even if they weren’t “anniversary” ones! Our meeting by chance seemed almost pre-destined!

The spider is totally pretty…for a spider anyway.  I have never seen anything like it in my entire life!
Happy Anniversary!  You are only a year ahead of me. grin

Debra, *finally* someone who appreciates a “bug” photo! It is pretty in a bizarre sort of way! Congrats to you on your long marriage too!

Congratulations on your anniversary!  Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

And such a beautiful spider!

Christina, yet another “bug” appreciator! Thank you for the congrats!

Many congratulations to you both on your anniversary.  Whilst I am petrified of spiders I have to admit what a beauty your spider is, such lovely colouring.

Joyce, I don’t really like spiders much either and I kept a good distance from this one for sure. Thanks for the congrats!
Keep those bug friendly comments coming!

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