De Planes…

Lorne n planeHubby at the museum looking at all the planes. I liked the light squares in the photo and the light dark contrasts. The museum I spoke of yesterday had a lot of neat planes that if I heard right were actually flown at some point. It would be worth going back to when the weather is warmer and we can see the outside exhibits more.

We got a tree…

We have a family tradition that has occurred since I was a child and hubby and I continued since we met… We always go and get our Christmas tree from a local tree farm that we can cut down ourselves.

When I was a child these trees sometimes would come off our own land, but usually from a local farmer who would let us come in his Christmas tree farm and cut one of our very own. Now I always feel a little sad cutting down a perfectly good tree, but the smell it brings to the house and the beauty it brings makes my sadness turn around 🙂 I love fresh trees 🙂

Now hubby and I walk up and down the rows and rows of tree all over a local Christmas tree farm to find just the right tree that will fit in our house. I have a habit of picking a tree that is too tall and we can not get our topper on.  So we have learned to carry a tape measure with us and measure before we cut 🙂

Hubby starting to cut down our tree this year

Usually hubby starts cutting and I get to do the fun part… finishing the cutting down job 🙂

Me finishing the tree

The cool parts of the farms are all the cut outs and painted things around the farm…

 

They even had Charlie Brown…

And a plane carrying Santa…  

The day ends with hubby pulling the tree back to the truck.

Since my Dad has been living with us he has been going on his scooter so he can get though the fields and help us pick a tree. The dogs had to wait in the truck as they are not allowed in the field, but they have enjoyed smelling the tree since we got it home 🙂 So all in all it was a fun trip to the Christmas Tree Farm 🙂 Have you gotten your tree yet?

Hikes and Battlefields…

It was such a nice day, perfect weather for a hike. We went to a local battlefield and hiked all over that place. The dogs were in heaven… they LOVE to hike and walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My wonderful hubby carried my camera backpack so I coud have both my lenses at hand and it also allowed us to carry water and such.

When we first got to the battlefield there were some painters their painting a pond…

In the pond was a goose swimming, it almost looked as if he was posing for the painters.

A little further up the way and in the river there were two families of geese… Mom, Dad, and babies.

The fields had beautiful flowers in them today all in full bloom.

Then we went from the fields and river to the mountain. There were so many planes today…

The pups took a rest when we got back from the mountain on one of the old house steps.

On the way out of the battlefield we saw a bird we have a difference of opinion on what it was… any ideas?

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend with lots of fun and beautiful weather. Have a blessed week 🙂