This is just a potpouri of photos with no continuity but I thought I would share.
Yeah….while Angus is “all about business”, Murphy is ridiculously clueless about his surroundings! Little fellow just wants to be our baby!
On a little diversion to Salamanca on Monday, I walked around the town a little. Coming into the town on Main Street, one passes over a bridge and sees this pretty mural on the side of a building. Salamanca is located on Indian (Native American) territory. It is a pretty little city which was also the home of Ray Evans, the man who wrote the lyrics for the Christmas song, Silver Bells.
On Monday, I took a brief walk around the park to see what I could see. It is fun to walk as one sees things that would never be seen from the car.
Tadpoles or pollywogs? I don’t know! There were many of them in a stream I saw while crossing over a little foot bridge.
These pines along the road were so pretty against the sky of blue!
This was my find of the day, though!
Later in the day, I was hungry so we stopped by the Administration Building at Redhouse. I got a menu and ordered a sub. It was a toasted turkey sub. Very good and it came with a pickle and fries! Wow. The price was good, too. I had to run upstairs to the restaurant to grab it. I had never been up there and what a surprise. It is a pretty little place!
Amazing how cozy this restaurant is…it has dormers on the front of the building, facing the lake. The only downside is that the restaurant doesn’t have an elevator, so Mark cannot go upstairs. Downstairs, though, there is a lodge area with chairs and huge windows overlooking the lake. One of the waitresses told me that if we were to stop by when it wasn’t too busy, one of the waitresses would run a meal down! The lodge is located down a few stairs from the main level, but there is a little lift there so wheelchairs can access that area.
After our busy day of exploring the park a little (believe me, there is TONS more to see and do there!) we stopped by the Quaker Lake gift store. I found a real treasure there! I am always, always uploading photos off the SD cards and forgetting to put the cards BACK into the camera. Oops!
Yes, this awesome brightly-colored little pouch (necklace) is perfect for storing an SD card in its case! AND, it also gets compliments!
On Tuesday morning, we left the park shortly after ten in the morning to go visit my parents. On the way, Mark stopped at the Butterfly Field (yes, it is designated as such) so I could see if any butterflies were around. Apparently, they are late sleepers because I only saw one as we were leaving!
This field is huge and I walked a trail that covers its perimeter. I was so disappointed. It was pretty hot in the sun, too!
I think I felt how this spent Thistle looks after all my traipsing about! Although I didn’t see butterflies, the entire field was absolutely buzzing with bumblebees and honey bees, working in the Goldenrod!
I already mentioned that we went to my parents’ to visit on Tuesday. While we were there, my older brother, Bob, came by. Bob lives in the country and has quite the garden. He really loves gardening and has always had a garden, even when he lived in the city.
Bob brought along some zucchini squash, yellow tomatoes, red tomatoes, and corn. Well, my dad decided to deck himself out!
Uh huh. Now we know where my sense of humor came from, right?