Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Drive was HALF the FUN!

We went to the BEST Fall Festival of the season yesterday and when I sort through my photos, I’ll share all of the fun. Did anyone else get to go to McIntosh this weekend?

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It was the most beautiful day with fabulous weather in the high 80s!

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And then on our way home, it started raining a gentle rain and the temps went down into the 70s.

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We saw so many wonderful sights on the way home and one of them was worth turning around to take photos. The photos didn’t turn out great but the experience was exciting.

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We spotted a Bald Eagle in the woods and while we were watching it, another one flew in.

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How awesome to see two magnificent eagles on a weekend drive.

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Seasonal Sundays,

Sundays in my City,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

I’ll share more Festival photos during the week.

Have you had a good weekend so far?

49 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Wow - You're always on the movie doing something fun. Love those fat little snowmen!

Blackberry Lane said...

I love fall festivals. Glad you had a nice day. That is amazing that you saw and photographed the eagles. We had a gentle rain yesterday and it is much cooler and sunny today.

Susie said...

Nice weekend. I would have loved seeing bald eagles. I have yet to see one. I know they are making a come back. xoxo,Susie

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

High 80's that's warm right? What is heat? Hmmmmm

Just teasing you, sounds like a lovely day.

Jen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Festivals are always so much fun! Glad you had a good time!

cucki said...

Aww cute..kisses x

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on the eagles! so cool!

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

I love the moss hanging on the trees, so romantic and mysterious all at the same time. Sounds like you had a great day.
The only cool thing we have around here are bald eagles. Depending on the time of year, I might see a couple a week.

Kathy said...

What a treat to spot those bald eagles!

Tara R. said...

I love these sort of festivals. So much to see and do.. and buy. The eagles were a great capture.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Fall Festivals are Wayyy Tooo Much Fun!! You made me miss the spanish moss and live oaks!! Lovely!! Eagles are VERY special!!

must love junk said...

Oh, that sounds fun! And the eagles were a gorgeous surprise! :)
Susan

Diane said...

Looks more fun than hosting a garage sale! ;) LOVE your new header photo!

Sam I Am...... said...

What fun and what great pics you got! I love that yellow house in the first picture. And I love horses and eagles etc. Sounds like a great time! I look forward to seeing more this week! I'm having a great weekend too...it's beautiful here too.

Elizabeth said...

I love Mcintosh! We have friends near there. I have never been to a festival there,looks like it was a lot of fun!The weather is beautiful but I am ready for some cooler temperatures!

Jeanne said...

Wow, that looks like fun. Can't beat weather in the 80's this time of year.

Linda Walker said...

Sounds like so much fun! I LOVE those baskets in your new banner! Were those at the festival? How lucky to see 2 bald eagles! Sounds like a pretty full weekend!
XO
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Lavender Cottage said...

The fall festival looks like fun and the vendour with the decorated gourds has some cute things.
Judith

Pamela Gordon said...

Diane, you had a fun weekend! I love your photos and the festival looks wonderful. I hope you have a great week ahead. Hugs, Pam

Jeannie Marie said...

Nooooo! I didn't go! We are not aware of all the better festivals yet in the area. I better keep my eyes open for Bald Eagles!!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Fall festivals are fun, but it seems to me that cooler temps would be even better, but of course the 80s may be considered cooler weather for you now. My favorite temps are 60s in fall when sweatshirts and long sleeves make being outside great. Looks like you had a great time with lots of other folks enjoying the weather and festivities too. Fun to see the Halloween themed items next to the snowmen which might not like the temps...just saying.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds and looks like an enjoyable day! Thanks for sharing it with us. Great shots in the mosaic - pretty!!
I bet it was exciting seeing the eagles!
Have a great week.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Oh how exciting to see the bald eagles!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I would be in total AWE viewing bald eagles...I love your horse country pics too : ) What a nice trip /and post about it :)

now, going backwards awhile...to duckies in the bathroom..LOL!

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chateau chic said...

Fall festivals are the best! Sounds like a lovely day with unexpected sitings. I don't think I've ever seen a live bald eagle.
Mary Alice

{oc cottage} said...

bald eagles???!!! how awesome!!!!!

m ^..^

Carol Z said...

Lovely weekend. We had great weather for October and spent lots of time with dear friends. I even got a quick walk through a street fair. It had lots of temptations, but happily I resisted. Have a great week!

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a lovely weekend you had! The title of your post should have been my own! We celebrated our northern fall foliage this weekend. The colors were amazing.

podso said...

I'm sure the change in weather was welcome. I'm sure it was a great time. I'm curious about your new header, and where the baskets are from. They are similar to quite a few I've been seeing lately in outdoor markets.

Patty Antle said...

I just love fall festivals! It's so much fun to see everybody out having a good time.

Vee said...

It must have been thrilling to see not one, but two bald eagles!

Diane Writes said...

Hi namemate! I would love to join the Fall Festival. The place indeed looks festive, perfect weather and everyone looks so happy.

I would also love to join your very refreshing and relaxing road trip. The view is something I would never see in the city.

Have a great week! Thank you for forever linking up.

The Tablescaper said...

You're always welcome at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

cynthia lee designs said...

I love Fall festivals, but most of them are over here. Christmas shows will start in a couple of weeks.
How awesome to see 2 Bald Eagles!!
hugs,
Cindy

Joyce Olson said...

Oh what fun indeed! Looks like such a marvelous day how fun for you! Thanks for sharing the bald Eagle pictures too!
Happy Hugs,
Jemma

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Diane
Oh yes it looks like a really fun festival - a gorgeous sunny day!
Please tell me what those beautiful trees with the drooping leaves, in the first few photos.
Hugs
Shane

BLOGitse said...

For me this looks like a summer festival! :) Here in Finland it's getting colder and trees are almost naked. One ski resort opened in Northern Finland. brrrrr.
Have a good week ahead!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous trees!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Always something new from Lavander dreamer.
love to see all the nice stalls. The big fat snowmen are super.
I think i should fly over to that nice warm weather.
how lucky to see two bald headed eagles.. fantastic.
super shots.
val xxx

Trace4J said...

Love love those baskets in your header.
What a truly beautiful Sunday.
Pure joy!
Woolie Fall Blessings to you

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

Oh I love fall fests! We grew gourds and I see some painting ideas!

Poppy said...

Diane,

Your fall festival sure looks like fun! I would have welcomed that gentle rain and those eagles, how lucky to have seen them!

Thanks for sharing your adventure!

Poppy

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Wow..what a beautiful setting in the first photo, and the bald eagle is a great treat.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Super trip...beautiful scenery and crafts.. And a pair of eagles,...perfect day. Can't wait to get to fl!

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh it's been ages since I've been to a festival. How nice. The eagles are wonderful and I love to catch sight of them too. We have them in the area now too. They've all come down from the north, from breeding, for the salmon runs.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What fun! And to see an eagle and be able to sit under that gorgeous canopy of trees...so nice!
Thank you of sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

edenhills said...

I love seeing eagles. Two would be quite the treat!

Louisette said...

best regard from Belgium,with strong Wind here, ans a O'clock, change for time winter

Unknown Mami said...

The trees in the first two photographs are wonderful.