When I woke up this morning at 6:50, I walked through the library from our bedroom and looked out the window. To the west was the moon.
To the east, the sun was coming up.
By 7:30 it looked like this....
By 7:45 the light provided a great opportunity for photographers.
Everywhere I looked, the sun was emphasizing all the beauty that is around us.
The way the pigeons were sitting on the barn roof reminded me of a hood ornament on a car.
Dream headed out to the pasture while I was preparing the grain.
There was ice in the buckets this morning. I gave them a smack with my handy, dandy rubber mallet to get rid of the remaining water, then poured a little hot water in each one to get them totally ice free. I hang them next to the hydrant.
I put the hay in the pasture today as it was bathed in full sun.
Of course they had to come into the paddock for their heated water.
Gary split some wood and brought it up to the house in the wheel barrow. He left it in the sun so the snow would melt off.
The pups were in and out all morning.
At 11, Madonna arrived and we were off to PF Chang's for lunch. We were supposed to go last Thursday, but decided against it because of the whiteouts.
Thank you Jenny and Kevin....for the gift cards you gave us for Christmas.
We got there around noon, so it was not crowded. The last time, when I went with Jenny, there were no tables and we had to sit at the bar.
I had hot and sour soup and Madonna had Won Ton.
We both ordered lettuce wraps and they were delicious.
The sauces had some real kick.
The we headed down to Anthropologie...my debut.
I LOVED IT!
The displays were off the charts. Ariana and Daniela would love to have this funky bed.
The clothing was unique and tasteful (tho too young for me). You needed to be tall and skinny not old and short.
How's this for a prop?
Now here is something I could fit into, and if I had a spare $6000, I would have bought it in a heartbeat. One of the most gorgeous leather couches I have ever seen.
Madonna found many different boxes that had "Philly" on them, one way or another. She wanted to get one for her daughter but they were not for sale.
One of the girls that worked in the store said they got them at a garage sale for 50 cents each!
While we were there, the temperature made it up to 26.
Then we made a quick stop at Michael's and I bought a tin of 36 Prismacolor colored pencils. I had a coupon for 40% off...it's a good thing!!!!! They were $64.99. Art supplies can be so expensive.
We drove back home and passed through the main part of Rochester....here's a shot of the city.
Home around three.
Gary had a Doctor's appointment and I did chores at 5.
Had to hurry, as we were supposed to be at Madonna's for dinner between 5:30 and 6.
Gary got there before me and they started putting together a bookcase.
The table was beautifully set.
Her kitchen is very French looking to me.
We had chicken and mushrooms in a delicious sauce, roasted potatoes and I brought a salad with pears.
I forgot to take a picture of the dessert....a fresh blueberry sauce on vanilla ice cream. But I did remember to catch a shot of the flowers.
and the wine.
Gary had a 7pm meeting at the Alumni House and I left around 7:45.
Here I am going through the village on the way home.
If you are not asleep yet, thanks for hangin' in. I don't get off the farm too much.