Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ever wonder how two former rabbit-hunting beagles adapt to suburban life? I caught our girls in action this afternoon after the neighborhood cat had been in our backyard (I think that's what it was). The deep bay belongs to the black beagle, Mocha, and the high-pitched one belongs to Rosy, our newest addition.

Sorry the video is sideways. I recorded it on our point-and-shoot camera and didn't think not to hold it vertically!


Monday, May 10, 2010

We recently jetted 0ff [drove] to our action-packed [relaxed] anniversary weekend in Paris [Seven Springs, PA]. On our itinerary? Eat, drink, sleep, Kentucky Derby, repeat [except for that part about the Derby, that only happened once].

Near Seven Springs Mountain Resort, you see a lot of this:

Trees, winding mountain roads and scenic vistas. Since it's still pretty early in the summer [late in the spring?], most of the trees were just getting their bright-green first leaves. The earth has come alive again! [This winter, I wasn't sure it would!]

Byron did the driving. He is very serious about driving.

See? More trees and winding roads.

One of our day trips was to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. Built in the 1930s by Wright for the Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh [of department store fame], Fallingwater is arguably Wright's most famous piece of architecture. It was even on the cover of Time Magazine in 1938!

It's a quick daytrip from the city, and really close to Seven Springs. If you haven't been, you should go! The tour is interesting, the house is amazing, and the grounds are beautiful!

If I could only raise the ceilings of the whole house (they're really low) and scrounge up many millions of dollars, I could live there! Living right above the falls on Bear Run makes the whole house like nature's best white noise machine!

The rest of our anniversary trip consisted of multiple buffets at the resort, watching the Derby, and trips to CW Klay Winery and Glade's Pike Winery [I'm in love with Glade's Pike's Seyval Blanc!].

All in all, it was a wonderful, relaxing weekend and I can't wait to do it again!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My, my! How things have changed.

Here's a picture taken just after "Snowpocalypse", on February 6, 2010. The pine tree was bent over, the picnic table was groaning under two feet of snow, and the snow was WAY deeper than a beagle is tall.

Really takes you back, doesn't it?

Let's move on.

Here are a few pictures taken April 10, 2010.

It seems, after all that snow melted, there were two beagles hiding under the snow! Wonder how long they were out there? ;)

Isn't it amazing what 8 weeks will do for a space?

Stay tuned for more springtime pictures coming soon!