Beautiful Mary! I do miss seeing the ocean and the mountains. It seems the longer that I stay home the harder it is to venture out. Looks like it is going to be a beautiful day here and the leaves are beginning to show their colors!
Thanks, Karen! I feel the same way about venturing out and I find it unsettling to be so comfortable staying at home. I live 10 miles from my favorite beach on the Gulf of Mexico and yesterday was the first time I’ve been there since mid March.
This is a gravel path I ride on when I ride my mountain bike up to the hills. The trees are gnarly old sweet chestnut trees, that only have foliage at the bottom of the tree.
Day 23 Pathway
For our prompt of “Outdoor Fun” today, I thought of outdoor things I’ve never tried. Though I’ve tried body boarding before while frolicking in the ocean, I’ve never actually surfed standing on a surfboard. I’ve
OMGOSH, just posted on this on Instagram! Mr. Nellie loved this intrepid little surfing raccoon, as he also enjoys a nice tube too! I loved his expression at finding himself so deep in “the green room”🤙🏼😁
I don’t mind scary so much (in small doses), but I don’t like the gore that comes with so much of it these days. I do think that watching too much of that kind of thing increases your anxiety level, even if you enjoy it at the time.
Ps: The scariest thing I’ve seen lately is the news, so Phillipe and you can check out my favorite scaredy cat scary movies: Frankenweenie (Phineas may or may not be into it); Curse of the WereRabbit (Ardman); Boxtrolls; and my all time favorite, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Also not scary but gorgeous: Song of the Sea. I also have seasons for certain movies, and these signal the beginning of the long dark nights. The last two are so beautiful artistically, I sometimes need to just watch them for inspiration!
Because I lived a couple of miles from Lake Michigan we spent a lot of time on the water. One of my favorite things was body surfing. Late summer there was always a day or two when it was very hot and humid and the lake would turn over, sending giant roller waves into the shore. We’d go out in the water as far as possible then wait for a giant roller wave, we’d push off on top of it and ride it all the way to shore. The only thing you had to be careful about was getting rolled into the sand and stones near shore because that hurt like crazy.
Wonderful Charlie! I’m with you and have never stood on a surfboard. As a rule the coast of Maine doesn’t have that kind of surf although surfers can be seen in a few locations if conditions are just right. Body surfing in the ocean or being dragged on a board or tube behind a boat on a pond was more in line with what we did as kids in the summer.
A raccoonn called Intrepid and he’s adorable, Charlie! Surfing would require a level of fearlessness way beyond my comprehension. I admire the athleticism and total grace of surfers but I think I’ll be content to be an observer.
He looks terrified! Pretty much what I would look like if I were ever to do such thing. Great job on getting his expression! Funny you sketch a raccoon, we’ve been having raccoon problems lately. Momma and at least 5 kiddos have been going through our yard every night. I swear they get in a circle and poop altogether. Guess who gets to clean it up each day?(One reason we don’t have a dog.) Oh well, another rain storm is coming today!
For our prompt of “Grapes” today, I did a quick little doodle of a little peach-faced lovebird admiring some. I’ve actually not eaten grapes very recently so I just sort of made up what I remember them looking
Sweet!!! I was thinking today I really, really want to make a big batch of mac and cheese…and chili…and soup!!! It seems like a long time without our favorite comfort foods and I’m a bit tired of salad in every way imaginable. The weatherman says the first cold front is coming through tomorrow; that translates to a low of 70 degrees and a high of 85 with low humidity…not quite comfort food weather (or a cold front for that matter) but we’ll take it.
Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 I totally approve of that batch of mac and cheese, chili and soup! Oh my goodness.. to have all of them at once!! And yeah, that weather is a perfect excuse for comfort food indeed!
Wonderful Charlie! It has been down right chilly here.we had frost three nights in a row. I hate to turn the furnace on this early. I did bake corn bread to go with supper tonight. I hate to bake because neither of us need it. It did taste good.
Hey Charlie, I wanna pumpkin pie and I think I will actually buy one. I take the crust edge off so I can feel a bit less guilty. Yum. Lovely grapes — I don’t buy those usually either although I do like them. I just forget to eat them and they sit there and get tired. Sigh.
I used to look forward to all the pumpkin treats that proliferate this time of the year. In the last few years though they seem to just taste of nutmeg and not enough pumpkin. I’m not sure if that’s my taster getting tired, or pumpkins losing flavor. I suspect it’s a bit of both. I do miss a good pumpkin pie.
Two of our cats paw me because they want to be pet. Usually no big deal, but sometimes both of my hands are busy and I just want them to leave me alone! So far, telling them so has made no difference whatsoever! I’m thinking that fish make great pets! Or Guinea pigs!
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 We’re all going to go to Karen’s house for yummy cornbread now! hehe Aww Monster was so special indeed. Sometimes, myself included, I think we forget that pets aren’t here to spend our life with us, but to spend their life with us. In doing so, they change ours in wonderful ways through the time we get to spend with them. That’s the gift that they bring us! And it’s such a glorious and priceless gift indeed!
Aww thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 This one was so quick.. I’m thrilled you enjoyed it! And you’re too sweet… yes, it was an exceptionally tough day, but if I don’t sketch, then I don’t recognize myself. So I snuck one in again! Yay for autumn… it’s truly my favorite time of the year!
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