Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Trading One Beautiful Place For Another

I must be the luckiest girl alive.
We are going to leave our beautiful lake...

To go here!
Beautiful Italy!

Sister Lynn and husband Steve wanted to bring Dad to Italy 
this autumn where Steve has business meetings.
Dad has never had the opportunity to visit Europe.

Guess who was asked to tag along?

Yes, Mr. Flea and me!

I will not be bringing my laptop...
...nor will I be toting my big girl camera.
Just my little point and shoot this time.
No worries...
these photos were all taken with my little pocket Canon
 back in 2009 when we were last in Italy.
I am in love with my Canon Rebel T1...truly I am...
but my trusty itty bitty Canon SD600
 can't be beat for convenience!

 We are traveling lightly and plan to appreciate each moment that we have together enjoying this beautiful country.

Therefore, I will be absent from bloglandia for a while.

Hoping you all stay well while I am gone.

Be back soon with tales of our adventures!

Ciao Bella!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Antiquing in the Adirondacks

Last week when Dad and I took our drive we stopped
 at this small but interesting antique shop in Long Lake.

Sweet corn!
Sweet vintage scale! 

We drove through Indian Lake where there were vendors
 set up with rustic mountain antiques and a farmer's market.

Bought a few of these beauties...
I will sorely miss this season's delicious home grown tomatoes...

Beautiful grain sack...

Lots of antlers...
I have a number of these at the camp...collected over the years.

Loved this old sign for sale...
Tons of snow in these mountains!

 Beautiful wood decoys...

Lovely silver and mother of pearl fruit knives...

Cool vintage bicycle...

 Lumberjack boots!

Marine antiques on exhibit in the mountains?
You just never know what you will find!

And...I had to leave you with just a few pictures of the lake...
so beautiful and peaceful this time of year.

Early morning is the best time of day...

Time for reflection, meditation and prayer.

Wishing you a peaceful and calm day.

Enjoy each moment!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Leaf Peeping

It was supposed to rain all day on Friday. 
Luckily the rain held off until late afternoon.
After an early morning walk with Dad...
Mr. Flea and I took a walk on the nature trail.
Here is some of what we saw...

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bucket of Hydrangeas

Just a few faded blooms...
still so beautiful.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Today was an exciting day!
Click to enlarge picture...

Yes, that is a young moose....
probably a male yearling...
swimming down the middle of the lake.

Although moose sightings are not unusual in the Adirondacks...
...this is the first time I have seen one here.

...and to think
he is swimming just off our little beach!

He turned around here and changed direction as a pontoon boat coming down the lake spooked him.

It was truly a thrill to see this huge and beautiful creature.

Autumn is such a quiet and peaceful time in the mountains.
I am so grateful to be able to be here with Dad and Mr. Flea.

Tomorrow I am headed off to
 with lots of goodies for my little booth.
 Looking forward to decorating with a fall and Halloween theme.

If you are in the area...
stop by...
and prepare to be scared!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Just a few fun finds from the yard sales this weekend.
Dad is such a good sport...
He has even stopped asking,
 "what are you going to do with that?"
He's very patient and indulgent with me and my stuff inventory...
...although always encouraging me to move it out...instead of in!

Mr. Flea will be back tomorrow...
...time to focus and get things back in order around here!
Lots of things to price, pack up and move into the booth.

It's a new week...hoping it will prove to be a productive one.
What do you have planned?