Thursday, which was not only Thanksgiving but also Mr. Sparkle's birthday, was filled with celebration and good food - turkey, ham, garlic-cheese mashed potatoes, brandied fruit cake, chocolate... And that was just the food! Everyone at our table brought their very best lovely personalities, kindness and good humor. We wanted for nothing, and no one farted like they did at the Ramsey Thanksgiving.
|you can walk behind the falls|
Saturday Mr. Sparkle and I went to Silver Falls State Park, where these pictures were taken. We walked five miles on the loop trail, which takes in about seven waterfalls! We brought along our lunch of turkey and ham sandwiches, as well as brandied fruitcake, some chocolate, and a thermos of tea. (No wine - I have my limits.)
|The lodge at Silver Falls State Park|
Sunday morning Mr. Sparkle always makes blueberry pancakes, which we eat at the front of the house so we can look at the park across the street. Today everything had a magical, turkey-wine-brandy-chocolate-induced aura of goodness! The steam coming off Mr. Sparkle's tea was curling and corkscrewing into beautiful patterns.
There was a crow trying to sit regally atop a branch that kept dipping because it was too weak for his weight. He finally flew off and landed on the power lines and tried to act nonchalant. In my own mellow goodness, I pretended I hadn't seen him looking silly and discombobulated.
Alas, the weekend is almost over, and tomorrow it will be back to --- no, I can't say the word.
Instead, here is a picture of me in a headband so I can link up with Hat Attack! and of course, Visible Monday.
Happy Mellow Goodness to you all!