Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Hope everyone had a happy Mother's Day! We spent a lovely day out and about in Putnam County and came across this funny sign outside a restaurant in Cold Spring.

But first, we walked around beautiful Stonecrop Gardens. We had a sunny morning, but by the time we got there in the afternoon, it was overcast. The flowers and garden structures still looked enchanting and it was a nice escape from the busyness of life lately. Here are a few of my favorite shots:

After working up an appetite outdoors, we headed over to Cold Spring. Outside the Depot Restaurant, a Dixieland jazz band was playing in the gazebo and people were enjoying the music with their meals. Luckily, we had thought ahead and made reservations, but we still waited a long time for our food, which was only mediocre at best. Now I get why most people don't like eating out on Mother's Day. The last two years we cooked at home, so it was nice not to have to worry about the meal this year, despite the lackluster quality and service.

After we ate, we took in some window shopping in some of the antique stores and boutiques along main street. Here are some of the sights:

Of course, the girls couldn't resist getting some frozen yogurt for dessert. I skipped the yogurt because I wanted to save room for the Chocolate Truffle Bomb waiting at home! I'll have to get back to healthy eating again this week!

1 comment:

Vivien Zepf said...

Great photos from what seems like a lovely day. Really like your artwork in the previous post, too. Yes, don't "sop up" rags make beautiful backgrounds?