Happy hump day, all! In today’s post, I thought I’d treat you to some photos of our Monday afternoon.
We decided to take advantage of the beautifully crisp fall colors and blue sky and visit the Saugerties Lighthouse, which I had never been to. Andy was excited too, since he had only been there when he was knee-deep in snow!
To get to the lighthouse, which sits on the edge of Esopus Creek and the Hudson River, there is a lovely 1/2 mile trail through Ruth Reynolds Glunt Nature Preserve. Usually I am the one waiting on Andy to take pictures, but the stroll through the preserve was so lovely that this time it was the other way around.
A lot of the scenery reminded me of Long Island. This shot makes me think of the trail to the Fire Island Lighthouse (except now that I review those pictures, this is much less manicured):
And at last, we made it to the lighthouse, which in fact, does not look much like a lighthouse at all- but is still quite picturesque and quaint. There’s a nice picnic area overlooking the river, as well as a bit of sandy shoreline where the sunlight was sparkling beautifully. Next time we’ll have to pack a lunch and some cider to fully take advantage of the waterside setting
Yay for fall, and yay for my sister, Sue, who called and asked what she could do to help as soon as she heard that I was having tooth trouble over the weekend. She came through when I sent her this link for pumpkin custard, and brought it over on Sunday morning.
Thanks so much, Sue! I needed all the mushy foods I could get after my oral surgery on Friday. I appreciate everyone’s well wishes and contributions to the Mushy Food Party I held on Facebook; I tell you, the possibilities for those virtual food parties are endless!
Andy made a big batch of black bean soup last week that wound up being my main food source for a few days. It was hearty and flavorful and we used our new immersion blender (thanks, Mom!) to make sure I wouldn’t have to do any chewing
As autumn progresses, I continue to go through some dark periods and let my anxiety and sadness get the better of me, but it’s afternoon nature walks and delicious foods and touching feedback from you guys that makes it all a bit easier. I know that I’m truly blessed– and I’ll come back to posts like this one and the Ometepe one when I need some reminding over the winter.
Don’t confuse having less with being less, having more with being more, or what you have with who you are. –Unknown
- The Bed & Breakfast at Saugerties Lighthouse
- Saugerties Lighthouse History page
- I’m all about the desserts lately: here’s a recipe for Crockpot Caramel Apple Crumble (via How Sweet It Is)
- Because there’s always time for laughs: Tom Hanks performing a Slam poem about the TV show “Full House”. Love him!