Friday, August 12, 2016

Going to the Country Pink Saturday

My rule is to only complain about one season and winter is the designated season. But the last few days have been tough for me. Even though I'm in New York City today I'm going back one week in my memory. Last week at this time I was in beautiful Ulster County, two hours north of New York City and this was my view. It was hot, but there was more of a breeze and there was this view. The view could take my mind off heat, humidity and just about anything else that was troubling me.

Our Wellness Weekend site, 95 beautiful acres of peace and quiet.  

The weekend had great activities, including a hike to "Million Dollar View." The Catskills and Hunter Mountain are in the distance.

The Adirondack chairs nestled under the trees made a perfect place to read or simply enjoy the beauty that surrounded us.

The garden next to the house where I was staying.

The weekend flew by -- exercise classes, including a very fun ballet class, good company, terrific food and the quiet and beauty of nature. Before very long, actually much too soon, the weekend was over and I was on the bus back to New York City. We went through New Jersey and this was my view from the window of the bus. I'm looking over the Hudson River and Manhattan is in the distance.  

This summer -- like every summer -- goes by in a blink. I'm trying to savor every sticky and humid bit. Long pants and jackets will return soon enough. I'm fortunate to have an invitation to a few days at the beach and I'm off first thing in the morning. The forecast is stormy, but I'm hoping for some sun. For more summer fun stop by at Pink Saturday.

As ever, thanks for visiting and keep cool!


Simply Linda said...

I love Ulster late father in law had a farm in Walkill and had a view of Shawangunk Mountains....beautiful area, we were discussing about taking a drive over in the fall.

Stephanie said...

What gorgeous views, my friend! You are right about the summer going by too's hard to believe autumn will soon be here.

Hugs to you!

Nonnie said...

New York State is so pretty. Your pics make me want to visit again. The whole year is flying by way too quickly and that is my complaint! ;-)

Bj Pup said...

Sounds like you were able to reenergize.

peggy said...

No ballet pictures??????

Wandering Wren said...

I agree with peggy I'd have thought a nice photo of you in a pink ballet tutu would have been so very appropriate -LOL! Enjoy the beach!
Wren x

Theresa said...

Beautiful views. Sounds like a great trip and now the beach. Lucky you. Have a blessed week ahead, hugs.

Melinda said...

Have fun on your trip!!

M : )

Susie said...

Carol, You are so right....let's love every day of summer...even while sweating. LOL. I was telling my husband that it seems summer is almost over in so many ways. Blessings to you, glad you had some fun time at the beach. xoxo, Susie