It was a foggy foggy and cool as I headed out out on my morning walk.
It’s really September!
Summer is winding down. It is already darker later in the mornings.
Darker makes it harder to want to get out early, and I felt as sleepy and yawny as this tree along my chosen route – too funny! I love people who landscape with a sense of humor. And this really wasn’t part of anyone’s landscape, it was the edge of the woods above a valley below..can you see it?
And there it is..the sun rising above the fog.
And more hills than I had planned on, but I went and went and went, ear buds in, music playing. “This day is what you make it” mantra echoing through my head.
Grateful for a bit of downhill!
Only I had to come back UP it on my way back!
I love this!
Mountains in the distance, a layer of fog, and the tall edge of the cornfield at the far end of this pasture. Was it worth the extra hills, huffing and puffing? Yes.
And the sun burns the fog away, leaving a beautiful day!
Check your surroundings!
You just might uncover a forgotten and neglected school house!
((See the fog! So cool!))
Echoes of children’s laughter, school days past!
I wish someone could do something with this piece of history, but likely it is too far gone. But still, I'm happy to have come across it on my walking journey.
I was back in time for breakfast, and had a couple hours to myself to take care of business before heading out for Bedford Springs for a long awaited spa day.
Bedford Springs, 1797!
I didn’t take as many photos as I have in previous years—I had one thing on my mind yesterday after this crazy busy weekend of very full classes. There was a 90 minute massage reservation with my name on it! And boy did I need it!
Walk down this hall!
Take a long solo soak in the Bedford bath!
Get distracted by hexie tiles!
Blue and white décor…so peaceful!
Contemplate doing this design in applique or English paper piecing.
Give it up!
Pick a place to wait for your massage in the quiet room!
Enjoy the garden view through the windows.
After massage…in the garden!
And yes. I did bring hexies with me. And yes. I stitched a few. Very few. Because after that soak and that massage about the only thing I could do was close my eyes and dream –and probably snore and drool too, but it didn’t seem to bother the bees buzzing on the nearby flowers.
If you want to see more photos from Bedford Springs, click to my earlier post from another visit HERE.
It was such a blissful restful day that I found myself in bed sound asleep by 9pm!
Today I’ll plan a visit down to Mary’s Quilt Shop in Bedford where Mary is teaching a Palampore workshop to some visitors from South Carolina who are staying at her retreat facilities.
It’s my last day in Bedford and there are some very cool old homes that I want to get some photos of, and do some poking around and exploring before I head out to Boiling Springs PA where I’ll be teaching for the Quilt Odyssey retreat at Allenberry Resort this weekend.
And hexies. Today there will be time for hexies!
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!