Sunday, February 13, 2011

Picnic Time

Yesterday my cousin and her husband came for a visit.  It was so sunny and beautiful, we decided to drive up the mountain and see what we could see.  I was suggesting places to stop for lunch when Carolyn says, "I have a picnic".  Well, of course she has a picnic.  She is never unprepared.
Silver Lake is a beautiful County Park, and we walked across the lake on the little foot bridges.  The surface of the lake was frozen, making for some very interesting textures.  The bald eagles we perched in the trees above.  We found a picnic table nestled in a warm, sunny spot, and enjoyed our lunch and the surroundings until the sun went behind a cloud.  Wow, this difference in two degrees.

This is the Amaryllis that my kids gave me for Christmas.  It has 8 blooms on it, and another stem starting to sprout.  I've never had one this nice.  It is on top of my refrigertor in the kitchen.

My friend and I were headed into a Chinese Restaurant for lunch the other day and these bad boys were in the back of a truck.  Aren't they sweet?  But if I got any closer, they started barking and protecting their truck.  The entire time we were in the restaurant, we tried to figure out who the owner was, but never did.
And here is my living room, ready for paint, showing the new 8 foot window that used to be about 2.5'.
And here is the finished product:

I am so happy with my new room.  My friend, Jody, helped me with the painting.  She came over Monday morning and we were done by Wednesday.
I started this post on Thursday, I think, so it's a bit out of whack, but the details are all there.
I'm now off to do some retail therapy.


Pat said...

LOVE the new look in your living room! How bright it looks with that great new window. Terrific job!!!

Pie Lady Pat said...

Thank heavens for sisters, family and friends! Nice to see you looking well and your freshly painted living room looks super!

linda said...

Linda....Your living room looks fantastic!!!! I'm so impressed with the finished look!!!!!

Barb said...

Oh...your new roo looks bright and sunny. Your picnic sounded wonerful!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Ohhh your new living room is fabulous - can't wait to see it in person.

I'm glad you had a great time at Silver Lake - we've rented cabins up there (in the summer) and one time we saw a Canada Goose nesting right on the shore of the lake.

andsewon said...

What a lovely day for a picnic. See that 'friendly bear' anywhere around??? hahaha! That room looks so much brighter and a wonderful place to sit!

Micki said...

Your room is looking so pretty. I love your furniture and the whole look!

Sharon T in Lynden said...

Hi Linda. Your photo at the lake is just great! How much of a drive is it to Silver Lake from Lynden?
I've missed you, think of you often. Maybe this spring we can really get together again.