Saturday, January 5, 2008

This is the day that just flew by on wings!

Oh, Please click on these pictures to see these fabulous water fowl! I zoomed in as much as I could, and they were just beautiful in "person."A perfect Saturday morning appeared here in Missouri. After literally weeks of ice, snow, sleet, more ice, we awoke to sunshine, very very warm temperatures, (Yeah, a little mud, but who cares?). I literally had to BEG my mother to come with me this morning, but I knew she had cabin fever pretty bad, so she finally agreed. I baked some chocolate chip cookies for a friend who's shut-in, and we took off with a little gift bag of warm cookies, ham salad from my favorite ham salad maker in the world, Special D's in Macon, and a little jar of Harry and David's red pepper and onion relish (isn't that fabulous with cream cheese?). And we were off... also nipped by our wonderful little market where the owner takes a phone order, sacks it all up and brings it to your CAR!!! takes the check through the window of the car and calls you (53) and your mother (83) "girls" and you just feel fabulous.... Matt's Market in Bevier is "da-bomb" as my students say.
We drove to a nearby lake and had a little car picnic with Hardee's curley fries and absolultely divinely cooked chicken strips with sweet and sour sauce... The lake, half frozen and half living water, was brimmed with hundreds of geese and ducks. We loved the honks and squawks... Made us feel as if we were hosting some kind of Animal Planet show called "The over the hill girls go native" or something maybe a bit more chi chi....

We later came home and then enjoyed so much an impromptu visit from a good, good friend we never get to see enough... And an evening watching the Food Channel go "light" in cuisine... yeah, that's good timing~! Sigh. What a memorable and good Saturday in January. I hear storms are brewing for the Midwest. And I've been reading about the powerful ones in the West. Weather is an amazing, uncontrolled guest at all our life's events, is it not? Take care and enjoy the seasons as much as you can.


Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Wow, that sounds, and looks, like it was the perfect day trip.



NAME: CIELO said...

Oh Gayla...what beautiful photograhps--a way of admiring God's wonderful creation. The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

Thanks for sharing them with us.

Have a lovely evening!


Becky K. said...

What a lovely sounding day!
I love the grocer who brings your things to you at the cool is that.
Becky K.

Julie said...

I love to spot any wildlife in their natural setting. Sounded like an amazind day.

Sandy said...

Hi Gayla, sounds like a wonderful time - and I love the photos. It's great that you can enjoy life the way you do.
Happy new Year.

Mary Isabella said...

Sounds like you had so much fun.Have a great night. Mary