Sunday, April 29, 2012

Another Great Day for Seaglass


Since it was cool and the ground too wet to do yard work this past week, Paul and I decided to do a little more beachcombing and what a great day for treasures it was.  Paul still has not sorted his collection, but I have.  I was very happy with my blue seaglass finds, as well as my white milk glass and a piece of pottery.

I couldn't believe that I was lucky enough to find another bottle stopper in the rocks.  Although the top is partially broken, it was still a GREAT find.

This piece of pink seaglass may be small, but it's a keeper, as well as the piece of teal and this round white piece with the interesting design that looks like a large button.  I'm not sure what it is but it will become a piece in my rare finds collection.

We are hoping that all the wind we have had the past couple of days will stir up more seaglass for us to find this week.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Paul and I were downshore taking a stroll on our favourite beach and looking for seaglass.

The start of our search
I think he sees something
Hope it's a rare find
There must be more treasures here
He's still looking
Maybe he has settled for these nice red bricks, as I would love them for my garden
Homeward bound after a great day of seaglass hunting (and bricks)
Yes, here is Paul's collection for the day, all nicely sorted
And here is mine, with only the nicer pieces sorted
This piece of "green/blue" on the large white glass was my rare find of the day but we are still trying to decide the colour.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lobster Season


Earlier this week, Paul and I took a drive downshore to our favorite beach.  The local fishermen were busy preparing their lobster traps for the upcoming season (1 May in our area).



We will be at our local fish market on 1 May to buy fresh lobster.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Our Spring Garden

Red Wing Blackbird in Willow Tree
Robin in the Birch Tree
Young Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker in the Willow Trees
First Daffodil
First of the Crocus

Sunday, April 8, 2012

What a Difference a Day Makes...




Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Travels to Gettysburg PA

Yesterday Paul and I left Winchester, Virginia and traveled on to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  It was a great day for a drive on mostly secondary roads through the countryside.  We arrived in Gettysburg about 10:30 a.m.


We checked into our hotel, The Country Inns and Suites which was located practically in the parking lot of the Outlet shopping area.  Paul went off to visit the Civil War Museum and I enjoyed a little quiet time at the hotel.
Country Inns & Suites

Once Paul returned from the Museum, we decided to do the auto tour of the battlefields.  It was a scenic drive with all the trees in bloom, but it was also very busy with bus loads of school children on tour.  

We finished our day with a meal in the local pub downtown, a walk about the outlet shopping area and a glass of wine in our hotel room.

Monday, April 2, 2012

On the Road North

Here we are, with all our "stuff" loaded, GPS installed and starting our journey north!  


The drive through North Carolina and Virginia was very pretty with all the spring blooms, especially the cherry blossoms in Virginia.


Then came the dreaded I-95!  It was a parking lot yesterday with all the Sunday weekend traffic and the start of the snowbirds heading north.  This photo actually shows one of the few times that we were actually able to gain a little speed...

More blooms as we drive into Winchester, Virginia where we stayed the night.  It was nice to know that at the end of the drive we have a very nice hotel room waiting for us.

We stayed the night at the George Washington Hotel in the old part of Winchester.  

After resting in our room for a short time, we strolled along to a nearby pub, The Union Jack.  We enjoyed a couple of cold beers and a meal before heading back to our room and asleep before 10 p.m.