Sunday, October 30, 2011

A walk with the wieners, a bird house and a book

There's a chill in the air today and it's a beautiful day for a walk.

The wieners were ready to go. I put on my hooded sweatshirt, gloves and scarf and out we went into the fresh brisk air. It's about 54 degrees here today (that's cold for me) but later in the week it should be back up into the 60's (looking forward to that ~ I'm not a cold weather person, as you probably know).

The leaves are not as vibrant this year as they were in years past ~ slow to change color and they seem to be dropping fast, but I did get a few photos of some pretty Autumn color. Otis and Riley enjoyed running and playing and sniffing everything possible at the park.

And since the weather has turned cold I've turned to painting and reading. I'm working on a bird house that I purchased at AC Moore. I like their variety of bird houses and they're very inexpensive. If you put several coats of paint on and a clear coat varnish, you can use them outside.

This one on my art table is still in the works and will get a bit more embellishment. I'm going to make a bird house wall on the back of the house where I will hang several colorful bird houses all clustered together.

The book I'm reading is another one of Barbara Taylor Bradford's books, The Triumph of Katie Byrne, and it's so good I can't put it down!

Well, I hope you're enjoying your day today,

whatever it is you're doing!


Angie said...

You caught some gorgeous color! Hasn't it been an absolutely beautiful day!? Those two sweethearts look like they are loving all of it. :D I can't wait to see a picture of the 'birdhouse wall'. I've never heard of this store...are they online as well? One can never have too many bird houses. :) Hugs to you and the 'boys'.

Sherri said...

Donna, sounds like a perfect day to me! Can't wait to see the cluster of birdhouses on your house-what a great idea!

Babs said...

I'll bet Otis and Riley love going to the park. I'm like you..when the weather is colder I tend to hibernate and concentrate on indoor projects. Have a good week,


Whoa! Beautiful. I can hardly wait for the cool weather to hit.

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful leaves on that tree! Great idea for a birdhouse clock. Hope you had a great Halloween. Mimi

CIELO said...

Donna... love your your tranquil world.... and that birdhouse is so darling... wish we had an AC Moore around here!


Beverly said...

It sounds about the same as it is here. We haven't had near the color we had last year, but we are enjoying it anyway.

I can't wait to see the birdhouse wall.

*Sheila* said...

A bird house wall will look great. What a good idea.
I like Barbara Taylor Bradford too, she's hard to put down isn't she!