Friday Favorites: Goodbye May!

 We had a great week.  Despite temperatures varying a good 50 degrees all week long we did have beautiful, sunny weather most of the time so I am not complaining!  


We had the best time hiking to the top of Mount Wachusett with our hiking group on Friday.  The weather was sunny with a decent enough breeze that the climb was mostly pleasant. The view from the top was incredible too. 

We stopped for a rest in the meadow about 1/3 of the way up the mountain


The breeze at the summit felt wonderful




With highs in the 90's on Saturday we went out for ice cream after Alec's karate class and lunch (though I elected not to get any since my eczema was already flaring up). I did get to spend some time out on the deck reading my book later in the afternoon though! 





Despite another day of really hot temperatures we pressure washed the deck and I planted a few more flower pots to put around the house.  I even put out most of my garden decorations. 






After our weekend heatwave the weather cooled down considerably on Monday but it was just perfect for hiking.  Evan and I settled on an hour long hike to Ross' Cliff and I just loved how green everything was!  



We went hiking at the dam on Wednesday and the weather could not have been more perfect! Mid 60's with a cool breeze. 




We saw a set of swans


We're pretty sure this is a muskrat




I woke Thursday morning to a bouquet of roses and an anniversary card from my husband; he even put them in a vase for me! 





I did up my nails with some new wraps; I am loving this look for summer!  It's a bit hard to tell in the photos but the base is a nude/peach tone and they gradually bleed into white at the tips. 




I spent a portion of my morning working in the craftroom making up some cards; I had a few new things I still have not gotten to play with and I love how these two cards turned out (but I LOVE blue and butterflies so I might be a bit biased).


How was your week?

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Comments

  1. May slipped off unnoticeably! We've been having quite a shy spring here. It was a cold spring showing winter's teeth to change suddenly into a hot-raging summer. I wonder what we'll do in July in August? Smoulder, I guess :) Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead!

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    1. Thank you! I thought with our temps in the 90's over the weekend that might mean we were in for a long hot summer but then everything cooled right back off again so I really have no guess.

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  2. Oh the hikes look amazing...it is here!! Hope you have a great weekend Joanne!

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    1. They were incredible! (perfect other than the bug bites I got).

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  3. Happy Anniversary! That's cool that you saw a muskrat!

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    1. Thank you! We kept hearing something playing and splashing in the water and we just could not figure out what it was... until we saw that little head poking up.

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  4. Happy Anniversary! As always, the pictures are amazing!

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Neat you caught a photo of the muskrat!

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  6. Happy anniversary! And, is it me, or does power washing feel really satisfying? It's probably just me :)

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    1. Thanks! I think power washing does feel really satisfying; it's usually all I can do not to start pressure washing everything. We probably should have done the house while we were at it but my husband is still recuperating from his nasty fall a few weeks ago and I didn't want to make him overdo it.

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  7. I love pressure washing, there is something so satisfying about seeing the difference a little water can make! Your hiking pictures are stunning and make me want to get outside!

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  8. Weren't the temps just crazy this past week? We had the same weather. But your hikes look wonderful (as usual)! What fun! And happiest anniversary wishes to you and your husband! Have a great week ahead....enjoy that spiffy, clean deck!:)

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  9. Your deck Looks great! As do your hikes and nails. Enjoy your anniversary weekend I know we are going to try to.!

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  10. Now that looks like ideal hiking weather to me. When you guys go in the winter, I am shivering just looking at the photos, LOL.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes, this is much better; not too hot, not too cold.

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  11. Enjoy your anniversary weekend. Your nature photos are wonderful.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  12. What a crazy range of temperatures! But fortunately you were able to make the most of it! Your hikes look so nice. I need to get out and do some hiking, it's been a while! And I really like those cards you made! The butterflies are really pretty!

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  13. Hasn't this weather been nuts? We've had highs in the 90s and then down to the 50s! Crazy! Love those nail wraps!

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  14. Our weather has been so up and down as well. It's crazy! Love the pretty photos from your hikes. The views are beautiful!

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  15. Ah shorts weather! That's so nice. How thoughtful of your husband!

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  16. I feel like I need to move to where you live, the weather sounds good to me. Hot one day and cooler the next - perfect! Happy Anniversary, so sweet to wake up to roses. The view from your deck is incredible!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. I do like the weather this time of year; it's only in winter that I really don't enjoy living up here.

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  17. It looks like you had a good week Joanne. I like your manicure and have a happy anniversary and holiday weekend.

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  18. Wow, the view from your deck is stunning! Your cards are beautiful. Love the wildlife photos.

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  19. Our weather has been hot, hot, hot! We were up in the three digits recently and it was so bad. I usually don’t complain but hot temps and I do not get along! Boo to no ice cream but I hear you. Btw, Which book are you reading? I also loved your nail polish color. You just inspired me to go lighter on my nails this time around. Happy long weekend!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Oh wow; 3 digits is much too hot! I just finished up If For Any Reason; a cute story about a woman returning to her family home in Nantucket.

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  20. Ooh, I love that neutral ombre on your nails!

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  21. You went on some nice hikes! Those cards you made are beautiful. I love the butterflies! Happy Anniversary! I hope you had a great weekend.

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    1. We have been having a wonderful weekend, thank you!

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  22. Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  23. Pressure washing is always so satisfying. Instant results. The deck looks great and now y'all are all ready for summer! I need to do the same for our driveway. It needs it desperately.

    And happy anniversary!

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  24. I love your nails and how they change colors as you go to the end of the nail. The mint green outfit is so pretty and so Spring like!

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  25. Gorgeous pictures as always!! We are having a great weekend here as our humidity has dropped with high's in the mid 70's...It is supposed to stay like this until next weekend!! Sounds great to me!! If it never goes above 75, I am a happy person!! Thanks so much for visiting!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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