Friday, November 29, 2013

Neighborhood Walk

Our Thanksgiving celebration was very low-key this year. There were no family holiday visits or gatherings at The Frog & PenguINN — no aromas of roasted turkey, no stuffing, gravy or mashed potatoes. And, worst of all, no pumpkin pie for dessert.

Grenville was unwell feeling icky all week from a nasty sinus infection — enough said, as some of you may have been there.

On the other hand, we received many good wishes from wonderful blog friends and are SO thankful and grateful all your comments on the Thanksgiving post. We hope that your observances were happy (and fulfilling) gatherings of family and friends.

Our celebration wasn’t cancelled but postponed until Sunday when friends will join us for dinner. We’ll need help with the turkey and fixings which (thankfully) were not prepared early; we’ll enjoy a fresh-baked pumpkin pie too.

Grenville napped most of the holiday, and I snapped. NO shopping trips, just a walk outdoors with camera in hand. After 2 days of blowing rains and wind, chillier temps set in, but felt good great. Nature’s beauty was more cause for thanks.

The clear sky was wonderful to see again and a colorful backdrop to the trees.treetop collage

Lots of lines and lights in the trees around the neighborhood.light-lines collage

Unsure of the names of any of these colorful berries, but they were plentiful.berries collage

Photos of a single leaf were taken in the same spot as the lighting subtly changed.single leaf collage

Surrounding wooded areas were colorful in red with small holly plants and pine needles hung on tree branches.reds-white collage

Freezing temps overnight produced interesting ice patterns — can you see a dancer, side profile or bird’s head, here?ice collage1

How about an angel with wings, after all it is the holiday angel

Hmm, maybe too much of that cold air went to my head.


Daisy said...

I hope Grenville feels better soon! You found much beauty in the nature around you, Beatrice. Lovely photos! I hope you have a nice weekend and enjoy your delayed Thanksgiving!

Sandra said...

you had the most wonderful thanksgiving day out in nature where we should be. absolute gorgeous photos, every single one of them.. i am thankful for all those stunning trees you snapped

Sandra said...

OOPS forgot to say hope Grenville is feeling better each day and that you have a wonderful belated day with your friends..

Out on the prairie said...

be thankful everyday I say

Anonymous said...

I hope Grenville will be better soon!

The berries, the ones in the middle photo looks like rosehips and the others aren't they grapes? They look yummy what ever they are :-)

It looks cold over at Yours now, here it's drizzling and is just above 32F, not nice at all.

Have a great day!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

I've had sinus infections before. Nothing for it but to get meds, steam out your head as much as you can, and sleep sitting up in a chair.

Rebecca said...

Great shots. Hope he's feeling better. You can always eat turkey next week.

Cicero Sings said...

Oh the winter snuffs and snuffles! Hopefully Grenville will be as chipper as ever SOON

L. D. said...

I have had something like that for a very long time. I hope it isn't exactly the same thing. Great photos. We too did not have family in this year. Take care, both of you.

Leonora said...

So sorry to read that Pat's been unwell. Sinus infections are miserable business. I hope he's much better for your Sunday gathering.
Thanksgiving wishes to you both!

Ludwig Keck said...

Hope Grenville is back to his exuberant self! I wanted to help out with your belated Thanksgiving dinner so I sent you a pie. Since ground and air transportation is overloaded already this time of year, I sent it electronically:

Ludwig Keck said...
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Ludwig Keck said...

Of course I mangled the address, so let me try again: Thanksgiving Pie

Debbie said...

beautiful images today!! i hope grenville feels better soon, very soon!!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos . Hope Pat feels better soon ! Have a good day !

Anvilcloud said...

Sorry he wasn't feeling well. We had a very busy TG weekend even though it wasn't our TG.

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