Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Prize Arrived, Hunters Moon, Weekend Wishes!

I hope everyone has had a nice week. Our weather has been beautiful, with some light rain Wednesday night and Thursday. Then it cooled off a bit, but with still lots of sunshine and upper-60s temperatures, which make outdoor life very pleasant. And the lovely, sunny weather will continue well into next week. A nice drive to Deer Leap on the Current River to see how the colors are progressing, is in order for this weekend, although my woods still have a lot of green, so I'm guessing it will be the same there. But it's a beautiful drive nevertheless, so we will go for it.

Thursday, my mail carrier drove to the house to deliver a package.
"Looks like someone has sent you a present," he said.
And someone had indeed. These are my prizes from blogging friend Linda's recent giveaway, that I was lucky enough to win. Aren't they beautiful? I love the tote, from the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, and the book looks like a most interesting read, and Linda even included a lovely Diary. Thank you so much, Linda, for the beautiful prizes, I really love them.

Did anyone else see the Hunters Moon, this week? I took this shot of it Wednesday night, before the clouds rolled in. Of course, I took the picture from my kitchen window, because I'm too chicken to go out and stand in the middle of the field, in the dark, so I was somewhat hampered by some trees, but I thought it turned out rather well. Greg says it's not bad, except for that "flashlight " glare with it. I don't know where that came from, or what caused it, but I still think it's a pretty darn good picture!

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend, friends, and enjoy these lovely clear, bright October days, that seem to be trotting by much too quickly.

Blessings from the woods!


bennie and patsy said...

I did see that moon and it was beautiful.Your prize's are great. Let us know how good the book is I may would want to read it. Always looking for a good book.Enjoy your trip and take pictures for us.Happy weekend.

Linda said...

I also seen the moon...We had some clouds moving over, so at times it looked like something out of a scary movie.
Congrats on your gifts!

Have a great weekend, and enjoy your drive!


Jmkdreak said...

Very nice prizes, Congrats, lucky you!!! that bag is very cute, love the color!

The glare is probably from the flash, you turn the flash off when you have to take a picture through the window. next time try off the deck. the moon was still huge and low last night, though not quite full.
cant wait for you to take some fall foliage pictures. here, it seems to be less spectacular then past years due to our dry summer.


audrey` said...

Wow! Your prizes are beautiful. Congratulations, Renie =)

The picture on the moon is very nice. It looks like a flying object ^grin^

Winifred said...

That sounds like glorious weather and you're making the most of it.

Enjoy your reading.

Janice Thomson said...

I'm delighted someone has clear nights and days LOL Here it has been rain rain and more rain - but then the fish run is coming in so they need the creek to rise enough to get past all the obstacles. I like your moon shot!

hippo chick said...

The moon is lovely. Hope your drive is as beautiful as our walk was today. I think this is the prettiest fall we have had in many years. Or maybe in my "advancing years" I'm appreciating it more. Whatever, I am truly enjoying it.

Hope your Sunday is wonderful!

~hippo hugs~

Gramma Ann said...

Well, aren't you the lucky one! Enjoy your prizes and the book. The tote is so cute, I'm beginning to return to carrying tote bags again. I can get so much more in them.

I saw the beautiful moon this week and I love your picture of it. Reminds me to go have a look at it tonight.

I have some sad news, my sister Margy had a stroke on Thursday, she seems to be doing alright as of now, but time will tell.

Have a wonderful week-end and enjoy your drive.


Sandy said...

Ohhhh so fun to get prizes in the mail!! Looks like you will enjoy those books!!

I saw the moon but didn't take pics.

Hope you have a great weekend and bring back pics from Deer that what you called it?

Susie said...

Hi Renie,
I enjoyed your picture of the moon. Here in the city, it's difficult to get good pictures of the night sky as there are so many lights.
Enjoy your drive to see the fall colors.

Patti said...

If anyone deserved that nice prize,it was you!! I'm so glad you won! The moon is beautiful!!

Dawn said...

Congratulations on the prizes!!! I hope you enjoy them!

Linda said...

Hi Renie, So glad your gifts arrived and hope you will enjoy them. It has cooled off here too. Hope you enjoy your drive this weekend. This year our fall colors are very bland! Guess because we didn't get any rain. I'm still hoping we will see some color in the next few days.

I like your picture of the moon but I missed seeing the Hunters Moon this past week.


Gramma Ann said...

Good evening, Renie,

I take it you had a lovely week-end.
We had a beautiful day here today, sunny, but a bit cool. Oh well! it's fall, it could be worse.

I called my sister Margy today, she had a mild stroke, but is doing well. She sounded great while I was talking to her. I told her you wished her well and would say a prayer for her. She said to tell you thanks.


JennyLu said...

i got a pic of it too, but it din't come out quite that nicely. Great post and great goodies you got there.


Mary said...


Congratulations on winning the giveaway. Your prizes look wonderful. Let us know how you enjoy the book.

I love the Harvest Moon and the Hunter's Moon. They are like no other moons throughout the entire year. Thanks so much for sharing.

Have a great week. I do hope you were able to get out to do some leaf peeping this weekend.


Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Lovey prizes and great photo. I must take a look at the moon too
I hope you had a wonderful drive and found some nice Autumn colors to show us.
Thank you so much for your comments and I am glad you enjoyed the Slow Dance Poem and did remind us to live life fully and take care of things in our lives. The Porsche joke was a good one.
Take great care, dear friend, Have a good week. Love, Merle.

Loretta said...

It sounds like we're having the same weather!! I really enjoyed getting out and raking leaves today. I also saw that beautiful moon Wed night.

Mississippi Songbird said...

What a neat prize. Congrats! I know you will enjoy it..
Bunches of hugs...

The W.O.W. factor said...

Hi Renie! I love the moon shot! I'm not sure I notice the flashlite glare...I think it's gorgeous! Almost Sci-Fi..ish!
(Do they call it Hunter's Moon like our Harvest Moon?)
Congrats on the great prizes!
Hope you had a wonderful trip and weekend!
(we are getting 13-20 degree nights pretty faithfully now...I'd trade you!)