Sunday, June 9, 2013

Week-end pleasures

This week-end found me enjoying the pleasures that warm weather brings.
 
The yellow finches are frequent visitors at the feeders.  They are stunning to see.  I love having my morning coffee while these fine feathered friends munch their breakfast.  

It is delightful to have time to relax and just watch them as they go about their daily business.








 

Speaking of relaxing...

Hubby and I took the motorcycle for a lovely ride this afternoon.    We stopped at the Old Stagecoach Inn.   It was established in 1822.   Once it was a resting place for weary travelers.  Now it serves good food.   On some week-ends they have entertainment in the evening.   Local musicians gather and play old favorites.  They have a walk-up window that is open in the summer.   Cold drinks and ice cream are available.   



Today we opted for ice cream!  There are tables along the street where one can sit and watch the local traffic go by.   A great place to stop and take a few minutes to savor the past.

 Bird watching, motorcycle ride, beautiful weather, and ice cream...

                                            life doesn't get much better than this!

Thank you for letting me share my week-end pleasures...hope you had some too!



24 comments:

  1. I love watching the birds in our yard, today a mother robin was taking mud from our pond, I couldn't see where her nest was though. We also have a bird house with wrens that the mother scolds me each time I go into the back yard!

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  2. I love, love, love the yellow finches. I was recently given a beautiful finch nest but do not know what type of finch it was.
    Glad you enjoyed a trip on the bike. The two red flowers add the perfect touch to the ice cream stop photo.

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  3. Hi Debbie, sounds like you had a great time! That Old Stagecoach Inn looks like a fun place!

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  4. Lovely yellow finches, Debbie. :) Ah, you are a bird watcher too! Have a great day.

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  5. Beautiful finches, Deb and hummingbird below!! I should be home next week and hope to catch up then ... hope your summer is going well!

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  6. Your little finches are adorable, relaxed makes for good painting I think

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  7. Your finches are beautiful, I love the composition! You have a pretty good thing going for yourself, Debbie!:-)

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  8. Your paintings are always so beautiful, Debbie. I just love their softness and how they speak of you and what is important to you in this life. Your motorcycle ride sounds like it was pure pleasure! Love the Old Stagecoach Inn!

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  9. Sounds like you had a lovely, relaxing weekend enjoying the quiet things in life.

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  10. Debbie, It sounds like a wonderful weekend. I did receive your posts. Your original came in much later than the second (does this make sense?). I alway enjoy hearing from you...sorry it was so difficult to post this time. Enjoy your week. Bonnie

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  11. Idyllic weekend - thank you for sharing it. I love your bird paintings, and this one is no exception.

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  12. What a wonderful way to spend your weekend.....I love places of character like this. :)

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  13. The perfect weekend. I hope you continue to enjoy the warm weather.

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  14. Your goldfinches are so pretty! Sounds like a lovely little outing with your hubby! What a great way to start the week!

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  15. Sounds as though you had a wonderful weekend! I love your painting of the finches, the juxtaposition of the yellow birds against the blue flowers is perfection.

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  16. ....And you know how to enjoy the little things in life ! Your bird painting is lovely , I love watching them too...always make me smile. Have a nice day.

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  17. Gorgeous painting and wonderful way to spend a weekend.

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  18. It looks like you had a wonderful time !! I love the painting.
    God Bless !!

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  19. sweet painting of the finches, birds are such delights, glad you have such lovely visitors :-)

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  20. I love a morning cup of coffee sitting in the Adirondack chair watching the birds too Debbie
    Sounds like you had a relaxing week :)

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  21. What a nice weekend you had dear friend!

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  22. The finches are wonderful, lovely painting and I have enjoyed seeing your garden journal too. Your garden is beautiful, the May garden flowers look stunning and obviously so well tended. No wonder the birds come , they must love it and that in turn gives you pleasure too, sitting watching them.
    Violets in the woods here, when I was in the brownies we took little bunches of primrose and violets to give as gifts to the old ladies in hospital. A little gesture, I remember their faces and grateful thank you as it so cheered them up. I think about it each year. Loved seeing your violet paintings.

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  23. Evening Debbie, Sounds like me and hubbys kind of day! Even though we don't have a motorcycle (he wants one), we love taking drives some weekends a few hours away from our home!! We will have to look up that Stage Coach Inn...I'm assuming it is north of us. Your picture of the finches are beautiful....have you ever painted a wren? I'm getting ready to look one of these birdies up.....this has to do with my newest post!! Blessings~~~have a wonderful weekend ahead~~~Roxie

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