Blue Skies Smiling at Me....Nothing But Blue Skies....Could It Really Be?

Monday, April 23, 2018
Irving Berlin would have been smiling today because those blue skies were spectacular.  Isn't it funny that after a cold and dismal beginning to April, a few days of blue skies and non-frigid temperatures can do so much to brighten everyone's spirits?  It's like a miracle happened!

  It seemed that most folks took advantage of this phenomenon we refer to as 'sunshine' and got outside to do some long overdue yard work.  But retirement is a wonderful thing and unlike the masses who were hard at work, we had ours done and were able to escape for some road trips.  Saturday we headed to Hagaman with friends, Paul & Jeanne, for another great meal at C.P.'s Family Restaurant.  While I didn't stop for any photos, we did enjoy some great company and delicious food.  You really have to check it out!
Yesterday we headed to Grafton Lakes State Park, one of my Top 10 favorite destinations.  We tried going a few weeks ago but the winter entrance was still closed and covered with snow.  About 90% of the snow is melted now so the road was clear and mostly dry albeit riddled with more pot holes than usual.  We weren't the only ones who took advantage of the beautiful day so our normally quiet drive into the park was not quiet.  It was difficult stopping for photos along the road but so worth the trip.

Look at these buds...filled with promise!
Today, after enjoying a summer-style lunch at DeVoe's Rainbow Orchard with our besties, Chuck and Ann Marie, John and I headed to the Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve to walk off our pistacio ice cream cones.   You can't get better ice cream for a great price anywhere and I'll be honest, I'm pretty sure I didn't walk enough to negate the calories of my baby-sized cone.  But the weather was ridiculously wonderful and we did have a nice chat with some professionally equipped bird watchers.  The Preserve is really lovely in the spring!

This of my favorites!!

Look closely and find all the sunbathing turtles...

Mama on her nest!

It's a turtle retreat.......

And since blue is beautiful beyond the's a little more blue to brighten your day!

Now if I could just convince these beauties to take up residence in the nifty bluebird house we put up....C'mon birdies, you know you won't get a better meal anywhere! I hope you got a chance to enjoy this string of great and overdue spring weather. I hear we've got one more just like it coming tomorrow. I'll take it and enjoy it and maybe even share it here on the blog.  If you want to see more posts featuring the Preserve or Grafton Lakes State Park, just check out my Directory under the category, New York.   You can find many more backyard bird posts under the Animal Friends category!  Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come back soon for more Life As I See It.

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