Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cape Cod - Part 2

We drove down the road to another viewing area and took a few more pictures.

A little closer to the Sagamore bridge.

A closer view  of the bridge as a boat goes by.

We even got a picture of some wild life

it was hard to see what these birds were from a distance.

My husband first thought that one of them was a hawk.

Through the camera we could see that they are ducks, the higher one has it's head tucked down, making it hard to see it well but it is a duck.

I've never seen ducks perched on a telephone pole like this,  have you?

We drove a little further into the cape, then turned around at Orleans and took a slow leisurely route home.  It was a very nice drive, we saw lots of pretty house, interesting landscape, quaint shops and lots of beautiful scenery.  One of the fun parts of a drive through the cape is that you are never far from the ocean, as you drive along looking at the houses all of a sudden there is another beautiful view of the water.

When we spotted this pretty little beach, in Harwich right before the Chatham line, we had to stop and take a few more pictures.

Can you find the girls?

Oops, our shadows are showing, the sun was behind us.

The sand was very fine, we were very careful not to drop anything or anyone.

"MJ keep your boots on"

MJ and Jaynie enjoyed seeing the boats anchored out in the water.

I thought this was an interesting building

Then saw the sign and found it even more interesting, so we turned around to take pictures.

We were planning on stopping at our local Joann Fabrics on our way home but when I spotted this one we decided to stop in.

This doesn't look like any other  Joann Fabrics that I've ever seen,

Isn't it pretty.

It's part of the Christmas Tree (Shop) Promenade.

I bought some purple fabric and a few supplies that I needed.

We also drove by 3 or 4 mini golf courses that we found very interesting, there was a nautical/beachy one, a pirate themed one, a safari one and I think one more but I can't remember what it was.  Jaynie has added mini golf to her long list of projects that she wants me to build for her.  We need to think of a good theme.  Any suggestions?

I hope that you enjoyed the pictures, we had a wonderful day. I wish you all could have come along with us. 

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MJ visits Cape Cod

MJ is visiting with us in Massachusetts.  Yesterday we spent the afternoon showing MJ a little bit of Cape Cod.

This is a Memorial at one of the viewing areas along the canal. 

The weather was beautiful, in the low 60's.
The leaves are a bit past peek but still lovely.

And here is the canal with the  Sagamore bridge  in the distance.    The bridge is kind of hard to see in the photo it blends into the sky, but we could see it very clearly. 

Now you can see it a bit better.

MJ and Jaynie became friends very quickly and enjoyed having their pictures taken while we were looking at the scenery.

It is usually a bit breezy along the canal, there was a nice light breeze blowing.  The girls enjoyed it.

We like coming here, there's a nice seafood shack across the street (now closed for the season), a cool breeze and a seafood picnic is great on a hot summer day.

Another look at the viewing area with a glimpse of the canal, MJ and Jaynie are taking a closer look at the plaque.

I took a couple more pictures of the canal before we got back in the car to go to another viewing area.

I hope that you enjoyed this little bit of Cape Cod.

Come back tomorrow to see another bit, the rest of the pictures from our trip.

Jaynie and MJ are spending the day going through boxes and drawers looking for things to decorate for Halloween.  Jaynie says that MJ is great at spotting anything purple, we agree purple is a great Halloween color.

Thank you for visiting, Mary

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Leaves

I started out trying to put together a tutorial for pumpkin leaf bags but nothing seemed to work.

(I may try again if any one is interested)

Except for the leaves,  I think that they came out pretty good.

So I thought that I would tell you a bit about how I did them.

I used a couple of leaf punches and a pair of decorative scissors.

Casey's Mini blog  has a great posting that shows how to make leaves with decorative scissors.

When I was digging out sale flyers to stuff the pumpkins I noticed that some had large patches of reds and yellows.  So I started punching leaves.  Then I looked some more and found pictures of fruit that worked well. 

I like the one punched from the lettuce leaf the best. 

The paper is a good, light weight and it's free.

Next I noticed that some of the leaves were coming out colored on both sides, great - but some were coming out white on the back.  I already had markers out, so I colored the white areas.  Now all my leaves have 2 good sides.

Otterine    has a posting that shows how she makes leaves using water color paint, I may try that next time.  I've been looking for the punch that she used for a long time it's always sold out.

I hope that you are enjoying some great fall weather.  It's getting cool and crisp here and the leaves are beautiful.

I'm sorry that I have not been a very good blogger lately, time flies by fast when you're busy. 

I do some have some very exciting mini news that I will be sharing in the next few days, I hope that you will come back to see.

Thank you for visiting, Mary