Tuesday, August 4, 2009

About Town

We're off to the cottage for a few days. I'll respond to comments and resume visits to your blogs shortly after our return. Thanks everyone for stopping by!

A couple of weeks ago, we spent a few days exploring a nearby town. The following photos are all from that visit. Please remember to click on each one of them to enlarge.


We took a lazy stroll along this shoreline. The view was peaceful and relaxing. (please click to enlarge)





An old train track crosses over the creek. This view is of the bridge and support. (please click to enlarge)





Over on the shady side, trees line the shore, allowing sunlight to filter in. (please click to enlarge)





In the town, these steps cut through a block of shops, creating a scenic alleyway. (please click to enlarge)





Fresh-baked goodies called to me from a coffee shop display. I fought the urge to buy one and filled up with pixels instead of calories. (please click to enlarge)







After wandering through town, we found a pleasant little park, complete with baseball diamond and bleachers. I liked this shadow which fell from the surrounding fence. This photo and the one which folllows are for my baseball-playing bloggie friend Suldog. (please click to enlarge)






The spattered blue bleacher allowed us to pause and relax a bit before continuing our walk back to the car to go home. (please click to enlarge)






Shhh.. nobody tell Frank about this! (please click to enlarge)

43 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

The train track and support is magnificent and I love the angles in the steps/alleyway. Well done, and so peaceful.

Tabor said...

You are really having fun now, I can tell. Especially with the last photo!

Bubblewench said...

Love the steps that go through the shops! And that lsat pic is realy funny.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Natural and artificial lovelies!

ds said...

I love that walkway, too. Great resistance you showed at that bakery!As for the last shot... ;)
Enjoy your time at the cottage!

Daryl said...

oh I love the bleachers and Frank .. uh oh .. senior crossing .. is that Espanol for men crossing ..;-D

Reb said...

Well done, love the little stairs by the shops.

Love the rose and rainbow in the post below too.

Country Girl said...

So jealous of your cottage days!! What fun.
Love the photo of the alleyway. LOVE. IT.

Mental P Mama said...

I need that sign for my back porch;) Have fun!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Your photos are awesome. I love creeks. I thought the train track with the support beam was really cool. And you have much more will power than I would have had after seeing all those goodies. Have great fun at the cottage.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I'd go to that bakery too!

Sandi McBride said...

What a perfectly beautiful place to visit...You and your camera Hilary...you're joined at the hip..er eyeball....well neck...right?
Sandi

Cloudia said...

Greens
Grins
&
baked goods!!

aloha-

Comfort Spiral

lime said...

i love that lush alleyway!

david mcmahon said...

WHERE is that coffee shop? Settin my GPS now ....!!

E said...

Tough choice between the blue bleachers and the stairway with the over hang as my favorite pictures.

Enjoy your trip.

MaggieGem said...

Love the alley shot, and I probably would have stopped at that bakery....

Senior Crossing ;-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your neighborhood looks lovely! Thanks for the great pictures.

Have a fabulous vacation!!!!! I'll be away for a long weekend too and will catch up wth you when you return!


ENJOY!

pranksygang said...

Your shots are great! I feel like enjoying my time in those places!

Maggie May said...

Once again you have excelled in lovely photos.
I just love the design on that grass though!

Have a great rest in the cottage.

Protege said...

Your pictures are lovely as always.;)
Enjoy your stay and I am looking forward to more beautiful shots once you return.))
xo

Nancy said...

Lovely little walk. Have fun on your little get-away.

JC said...

Love them all but the last is priceless. How funny. Enjoy your trip.

Rain said...

Love the photos Hilary! That is hillarious, the last photo of Frank, ha ha ha. The bleachers photo is great, it reminds me of going to softball games on hot summer nights!

photowannabe said...

Love the senior crossing...too funny. Have a terrific holiday and i have so many blogs to catch up on myself that it will take a few days to be up to date.

Steph said...

That last picture is priceless!

Russell said...

Love the old railroad bridge and concrete piers. The alleyway steps caught my attention, too.

Always enjoy visiting your blog.

imbeingheldhostage said...

That last one is hilarious!! Love the peaceful feeling that comes with this little tour :-)

the Bag Lady said...

I promise not to breathe a word to Frank! (snicker)

Great shots, Hilary!

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

A very pretty walkway into the townway with the concrete block steps...

Cheffie-Mom said...

The last photo is too funny! enJOY your time at the cottage!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

I love the train bridge photo.

Lydia said...

I just love these strolls with you. Gorgeous shots.
Have a relaxing time...

kcinnova said...

ROTFL over that last shot!

steviewren said...

Hilary, shame on you...taking advantage of Frank like that...too funny!

Suldog said...

Hope you have a great time!

(I know you'll take some great photos!)

Pat - Arkansas said...

I continue to be amazed by and delighted by your ability to find beauty in your surroundings, wherever you are. Love the fence shadows on the grass, and the flower bedecked pergola over the alley way.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Tricia said...

This little town seems so peaceful and inviting. I could get lost there for a couple of days.

Love the "don't tell Frank" piece!

Oh said...

especially love the blue bleacher picture!

Pouty Lips said...

I need a sign just like that only it needs to say 'bald grouchy senior crossing'.

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone for your very kind comments. We're back from the cottage though we took a few more days there than expected. It was wonderful. I'll have some photos for you semi-soonish!

Louise said...

Your taking us to a little town makes it just as inviting as all your great outdoors visits. I would have never dreamed I would want to walk in an alleyway by little stores and a bakery as I want to walk around your lake!

Hilary said...

Thank you so much, Louise. You always have the kindest things to say. Very much appreciated. :)