We don't always have a variety of activities and events planned for the day.
Occasionally I just want to rest and read on the weekend. So Mr. Mickey honors my need for quiet and lets the day unfold at my pace.
With nothing more than a trip to grocery store planned we had time to stop along the way at the Mountain Home VA to enjoy the beauty of the grounds on this September day.
I have been fascinated with this beautiful rock formation under massive trees since childhood. Did water or wind form the patterns carved into their surfaces? My mind completes the picture with a prehistoric sea that raged across this land during a long ago time when the earth was young.
This was the perfect day for Mr. Mickey to practice his photography skills. We both want very much to give you a glimpse of the beautiful area and the life we are so fortunate to share.
On this day I wore old jeans and a white tank top from Chico's. The fabulous burnout white tunic is from Cali and York. The animal print platform shoes are by Vince Camuto from Nordstrom a couple of years ago.
I think we found where all the Canadian geese in the area meet for lunch!
Our day of leisure included a light dinner of the interesting things we found at Earth Fare and Fresh Market. We enjoy trying new foods and wines so we chose two small loaves of bread, three different cheeses and the 2014 limited release Apothoic Dark wine for our adventurous meal today. The grapes are the variety "Cotton Candy". The cheeses included Beemster premium Dutch tangy, St. André triple cream French and a spicy pepper gouda. One bread had garlic and olive oil with cheeses, the other included sundried tomatoes and cheeses. There were also oil cured olives and regular black olives and nuts with light sea salt.
The wine glasses bring back memories of a trip to the Banner Elk winery a few summers ago.
For dessert we shared a small piece of Black Forest Napoleon served on tiny antique saucers.
It feeds my soul to sit under a tree and enjoy the quiet of a beautiful late summer afternoon.
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond.
The second fifty years really are the best!
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