We did some hiking around Devil's Lake State Park on Saturday, enjoying the sunshine and last remnants of fall foliage.
Temps were on the cool side, but as we walked, the layers came off.
The first trail was called Tumbling Rocks. You can see why.
I'm not sure how this happened, but Norm is actually smiling here. It looks genuine, even. Was my hair goofy? Some spinach from lunch lingering in my teeth? (That link is to an awesome restaurant, if you're anywhere near Baraboo, WI. I had the Moroccan chicken, yum. The decor is retro fun too.)
Anyway, this one's a keeper.
Yes, he is wearing gloves that look like skeletal bones. Quite the sense of style (and humor).
We also did a little trail in Parfrey's Glen nearby. The trail was quite different than last time we were there five or so years ago.
It used to wind its way to a big waterfall (that's just a tiny one we passed along the way, above), but the path and improvements got washed out with some major flood damage a couple years ago.
The new trail only goes so far, and neither of us were wearing the right footwear to cross the stream and navigate the mud and rocks to get to the falls. Maybe next time.
Still, it was a nice walk.
Other nice things arrived in the mail this week. One I can't show you yet because it may be a gift for someone who reads this. But here is a surprise that arrived from Shay. She sent me one of her fabric baskets and a fridgie notepad. So sweet of her!
And how did she know the sorry state of affairs on my refrigerator prior to her new notepad arriving to spruce up the joint? The woman must be psychic, I tell ya.
I saw these on Generation Q this week and my mouse made a beeline to the site to order myself a necklace. It arrived in my mailbox almost blindingly fast. I love-love-love it!
The red/black/white project underneath the necklace is a sewing machine cover I started on Friday night. The apron fabric was another treasure from Jenny's goodie box of scraps—a entire fat quarter of fabulosity!
Here's hoping you all go forth and be fabulous today!