Monday, March 2, 2015

Walking back to Downton

I know we are all sad to see the season end. Lots of surprises in the show last night and ideas for future twists and turns. I sure wish they would add a couple more shows to each season, don’t you?

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Nanaland has a Downton post up HERE!

I stayed inside for 2 whole weeks. That has to be a record for me. I must have really been SICK! lol

So yesterday we headed for Halpata Taskanaki Preserve, one of my most favorite places to hike. We took an easy walk (1 hour 15 min) and the weather couldn’t have been better. It was cloudy, a slight breeze and 81 degrees. Beautiful!

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It gave me a chance to breathe some fresh air and see if I had any muscles left in my legs! lol

We saw all kinds of birds. And threw out some bread for the scrub jays.

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I hope your weather is improving and that you are well. I feel better every day! Thanks so much for your concern and especially for your prayers.

I’m anxious to get busy visiting everyone and learning the latest ‘blogland buzz’!

What have I missed?

48 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

An hour walk after being sick for two weeks! I am impressed!! I posted a Downton Blog today...so sad to see it end.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh such beautiful pictures, love the birds. Thanks for the ray of sunshine, Francine.

Diane said...

Wonderful birds! I bet you we're soooo glad to get out! Good thing you have nice weather-- we just went through one of the coldest and snowiest Febs on record! Stay well!!

Brenda said...

How fun to live in a place that has mild weather for the most part. I can't wait for it to get to above freezing so I can begin walking outside again. That darn treadmill...or dreadmill as I like to call it...is getting old!
Glad you are feeling better.

Linda H said...

So glad to hear you are feeling much better, and able to get out to one of your favourite hiking areas. Now you know you have to keep hiking and exploring, and posting pics of wonderful things for all of us still trapped in a cold snowy winter! Hugs

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better everyday and got out for a nice hike. Love the photos of the birds. Take care and have a nice week.

Jane and Chris said...

So glad you are feeling better!
Winter is dragging it's heels here...like it does every flipping year!
Jane x

Shug said...

glad you are feeling better....2 weeks is a long time to feel crummy. Wow..an hour and half walk? Amazing! I really need to make myself get out there and walk.
we have had rain, sleet, and ice for the past month...it seems! Raining again today!
blessings,
shug

Pat said...

So jealous of your weather. Here in MD we are dealing with the winter that never ends. Glad you are feeling better and were able to get out for a bit. Just started watching Downton and am into season 2. after hearing from my sister and daughter, "Why aren't you watching that?" Easy to get hooked.

Vee said...

Nothing at my place...

So glad that you were able to get out for a walk. That must have felt soooo good.

JG said...

Taking a walk outside & breathing the warm fresh air must have felt so good, Diane! Glad you are feeling better! :) And thanks for your good wishes.
~Judy

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
So happy you got out and about. It is so true, fresh air helps. :-))
Fun photos of the scrub jays. How big are they? They look larger then the Blue Jay in Wisconsin.
We enjoyed DA last night too. So sweet, Carson and Ms. Hughes xx oo

Arlene Grimm said...

Thanks for the link to my blog Diane. I always love having new visitors!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I'm so happy that you got out for a hike - the weather sounds wonderful. We have 54 for a high today - but glorious sunshine too. Happy new week my dear friend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So happy you got outside for a walk. I know the sunshine today makes me feel better and I'm going to go out for awhile! It's been so dreary here but some sunshine today makes me so happy! This awful cold kept me sick for about two weeks also. Loving you photos sweet sis!
hugs,
Linda

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I think that Downton should have a neverending season! :)

Glad you are feeling better!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm happy you are feeling well enough for hiking! The weather looks beautiful there. We have snow on the ground, but it's March...spring is on the way!

Musings from Kim K. said...

So glad to see that you were well enough for some fresh air and a hike. I will miss Downton. It's been another quick season. Warm hugs! Another snow storm heads our way tomorrow, but the sun is out today! I'll take it!!

The Rusty Thimble said...

So glad you are feeling better and got to get out, I still feel a bit yucky and have for so long, I believe next year during flu season I will hibernate from going out in the public !
Beautiful photos, COLD here I can not wait for 81 degree temps
Brenda

Kathy said...

So happy to hear you are feeling well enough to get outside. A nice walk in the fresh air is good medicine!

Patsy said...

So glad you are better and enjoying the nice weather. The birds are lovely.
Fun going back over Downton Abby with Nanaland.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So glad you're feeling much better! Such pretty birds and flowers peaking through! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead and keep feeling better! xo Holly

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, how I wish I could photograph those birds!
Brenda

NanaDiana said...

I am so glad that you are feeling well enough to get out and walk again I can't wait to get to that point xo Diana

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

Fresh air and sunshine...I'm sure you did feel better after that! I know what you mean about the leg muscles! LOL! Love your "scrub" jays...so pretty. I hope you are done with illness now for the year!
So glad you're feeling better!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I was either laughing or crying all through last night's episode, talk about a bunch of cliff hangers! It's going to be an awful long wait until January 2016 :O( Hope you are feeling better Diane and out and about soon. Healing energy still coming your way.

Linda Kay said...

Diane, you have definitely missed lots of posts of the snow piled up all over the east coast and Canada. But it is so beautiful when you don't have to get out in it! Take care!

acorn hollow said...

So glad you are feeling better what ever it is this year it hangs on.
Nice walk
Cathy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Glad you are starting to feel better! Can you believe we have to wait until January for the next season!!!

Carol

Joy H said...

Wow, pretty birds. I can't wait for an 80 degree day. Today we are in the 30's-yuck!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better - getting out for some fresh air had to feel great!! xo

cynthia lee designs said...

Glad you are feeling better. I'm so really for Spring to get here, but we have freezing rain coming our way for tomorrow. Enjoyed Downton Abbey last night.
~Cindy

Montanagirl said...

So glad to hear you're on the mend, my friend! It's cold here - not many interesting birds.

Lorrie said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better and back to enjoying the outdoors. I turned the corner Saturday and was back at school today, feeling fine. My but that was a strong bug!

cucki said...

Such lovely pictures..I love them so much xx

boopnut said...

So sorry to hear you were so ill! Glad you are better now! I like the scrub jays! Very pretty blue! Hope you continue to get stronger!
Deb

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Glad you are feeling better! Yes, I wish there were more episodes to Downton too.

Marie said...

Gorgeous scrubjays! It absolutely drives me crazy the way they do the TV seasons now! Every show I watch ends in a different month and then re-starts in a different month. You have to watch like a hawk for the ads that tell you when the new season starts and get ready with the dvr. If they would all end IN THE SAME MONTH and then do their re-runs for the people who missed episodes, and then all start again IN THE SAME MONTH it would help so much! :-)

A Joyful Cottage said...

I've never seen a scrubjay -- until today on your post, Diane. they're delightful. Thanks for sharing your photos. We don't have cable TV, so don't get current Downton. I've seen the older seasons on Netflix, and did enjoy them. Have a great day. ~ Nancy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The birds you photographed are so beautiful with their blue feathers! Thanks for sharing!

Debby Ray said...

Yes, Diane...so sad to see the season over with already. Glad you are finally better and could get out and about. I have never seen type of jays before...so very lovely. I will be heading down your way in a couple of weeks to the Destin area! Looking forward to see some sunny skies and the beautiful gulf :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, those sweet blue jays.....I see them a lot around here.

So glad you are feeling better every day.

Take care, my friend.

~Sheri

ann said...

Nothing like a nice hike in the fresh air to regain you strength. You were out for quite a stretch. Cold here. More snow on the way, so the weather people say. I am growing a bit weary of the cold. Stay well, dear friend.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I've missed so much! So sorry you've been sick, but nothing but blue skies ahead and good health from now on!

How typical...as soon as we leave the weather perks up. lol

xxx

Linda R said...

So Happy to hear you are feeling better my friend. Looks like you had a beautiful walk..

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh my - I have been gone from blogland too long! Sorry to hear that you have been sick - that's no fun. Good to see that you are on the mend, though and getting out and about. Love those scrub Jays - handsome fellows! Take care. xo K

Marcia Pilar said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. Great pics.
I too wish that Downton's season would run longer, or that they'd have two a year. Seems like a long time to wait, but it's sure a nice thing to look forward to after the holidays. I just wish I had started watching the show when everyone was really into it. Seems a lot of fans have faded out. What did you think about Rose's wedding? She's my second favorite character...after Mr. Barrow, of course. ;)
xoxo

September Violets said...

The jays look like statues in your photos! We don't have scrub jays, but have blue jays and Canada jays (which look like huge chickadees).
Wendy