Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Waterfowl Festival and more

This fall was exceptionally beautiful! As usual for November we headed to Easton,MD for the Waterfowl Festival. Vic took a few days of vacation so we could arrive early for some special time together. We let our favorite b&b, the Ruffled Duck Inn, Oxford,MD, pamper us.
 Every morning our gracious hosts, Joyce and Dennis, surprise us with both a visual and culinary feast. (I highly recommend staying there when you are in the area.)

As a special treat this year Vic booked us for a 2 hour horseback ride (one of my favorite activities) through beautiful Lumas Ponds State Park, in Deleware. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Our horses were a treat. Mine was a sweet, rolly polly boy named Tonto.
Vic and his sturdy mount.

After our ride, we headed back to Oxford with a detour through Bombay Hook. Fall and evening light made it a most wonderful ride. We were greated by 2 foxes almost as soon as we started the drive in the hook. As we continued through, there were many birds and spectacular foliage.

Vic and I continued our quiet moments together in Oxford over the next few days, taking walks around Oxford. We love the boats and the peaceful little town.

You can see what a colorful fall it was!
The Waterfowl Festival was blessed with perfect weather. The crowds filled the town of Easton. my booth was in the little historic Christ Church again, so it was easy for old friends to find me. They are gracious hosts there and it is one of my favorite shows to take part in. Here is a peek at my booth before people came to enjoy.

The show went very well and it was especially nice to spend time with our artist friends.