Saturday, November 29, 2008


We have so much to be thankful for in this country and life, not the least, friends who make Thanksgiving day so special with their presence. Sandy and Jerry arrived with this wonderful flower rendition of the turkey for the dinner table.

Jerry is an expect carver with his sharp knives, so we put him to work in the kitchen before dinner.

But he too finally got the chance to enjoy the fruits of his labor.

Sandy, Newt and Marilyn filled our room with good conversation and fun.

Now we have to pack up to head back to Colorado on Monday morning.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


This has been called by "experts" as the windiest October in years in the East. After trying for over a month to find a few days with reasonable wind and no rain to make a quick trip to Baltimore in Chuck's boat, we finally went on Monday. Chuck and a friend took the boat to Cape May the day before, and my sister, Georgia joined us as we left from Cape May on what proved to be a rough ride to the Chesapeake.

The Ferry arrived just as we passed out of a very shallow Cape May Canal and into a rough Delaware Bay.

Arriving, finally, at the end of the Chesapeake Delaware Canal, after a two hours longer trip than normal, we were too tired to continue on to Baltimore, and ducked into the calm Sassafras River. Though late in the year, there were still touches of fall colors.

The country might be suffering from a poor economy, but construction seems to be booming in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Among the many wonderful things to see in Baltimore's Inner Harbor was the visiting Norwegian 323 foot Tall Ship, used for many year to train sailors.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Yesterday, I finally went out with my camera to see what might be left of the fall colors after a week of cold nights, high winds and rain. Though I had little hope, I was pleasantly surprised. Even along the highway leaving the Island some color still remained.

The Huckleberry bushes on the floor of the forest still had redish leaves.

The Maples still had their leaves with red hues,

And the oak trees still wore their gold mantle.