Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another Outdoor Adventures in Mentone + a new Giveaway!

Welcome to my Outdoor Wednesday contribution. Before I share with you my outdoor post, I wanted to be certain to invite you to enter the new Tales from Bloggeritaville giveaway. Next week I will be giving away a vintage inspired jar with your personal monogram, if you are the chosen winner.
Click here for all the details and to enter.

And while I am sending out invitations, I want to invite you to come back tomorrow for Thrifty Thursday.
Mr. Linky will be up on Wednesday evening. Last week we had almost 90 contributors. I hope you will take the time to visit everyone by coming back to look for any new links. Thanks to everyone who participants, be it as a contributor or as a visitor, I am appreciative. YOU make it a party!

Now, onto.....Outdoor Wednesday.

Outdoor Wednseday is hosted by Susan of Southern Daydreamer. Last Saturday was a girls weekend. My mother and my daughter, accomplanied by her friend "Princess" (Bama Belle's daughter), took a road trip to Mentone for a hiking trip. It had been since last spring that Sister Sledge has been to Mentone so it was nice she decided to go. We hiked the Cascade Trail in Desoto State Park, which is also a great North Alabama birding trail.
I was thrilled to see a beautiful falcon that I chased around trying to get a good picture of. We also stopped at some farms along the way and watched the cows nurse their babies. The weather couldn't have been any better...in the low 70's with lots of sunshine. Good weather, good friends and family....God is good.


Wishing you a happy OW, friends! Visit more OW participants by clicking here.

17 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a fun day for your ladies. I won't be doing any hiking, but hope to be able to still do a mile or two every day around the neighborhood when it warms up.

Anonymous said...

GREAT PIC'S of the girl's and of that "blue clear sky". God is so very good.
A good time was had by all!
ILU,
Mom

ellen b said...

Looks like a fabulous outing. Wow 70 degrees that is great!!

Bama Belle said...

The girls had such fun! This is going to be my outdoor Wed also! Photo credit to you! Thank you sweet friend!

Jane said...

Hi Leigh!

Thank you for your encouragement re: my new painting adventure. Your words meant so much to me. And thank you for your offer to use one of my paintings as a give-away. I am honored. After Art House, I will send a painting to you...sometime in April. All of my energy is spent in preparation for the show. (I did email you to thank you...and to accept your offer. I hope you received it.)
Hugs,
Jane (Artfully graced)

My Vintage Treasures said...

Fun!!! Beautiful pictures!!!

Allie and Pattie said...

Looks like a great day- the girls are adorable! Love the slideshow- I'm such a techno dummy. I could never figure that out!
xoxo Pattie

Jill said...

I can't believe we missed each other! It was such a gorgeous weekend. Did ya'll go to The Wildflower Cafe?

Trina said...

Beautiful girls!

Laura said...

Great pics of beautiful girls! I know you guys had a great time and can't wait to take the Bean to Mentone myself someday!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

What fun....I love Mentone...it brings back sweet memories. thank you so for sharing this with us.

Hansonpatch said...

ahh friends at that age are the best I think! You have so much fun, and how great that you two have girls the same age!

Jane said...

Taking a break...LOVE the photos of the girls! They are both beauties! What a fun day for all of you! Wish I had been along...

Hugs,
Jane (artfully graced)

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great slideshow! Looks like everyone had a fabulous day! Ah, what fun at that age!

~ Tracy

♥ Kathy said...

Great slideshow :) Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

eileeninmd said...

What a great day for all the girls. The hike sounds like fun and I love birding. Congrats on the falcon sighting.

Kirby3131 said...

You take the greatest photos of people. I just love it how you get casual-fierce out of each shot! What a delight.