Last weekend I had the wonderful luxury of spending some time with my sister and my parents. My husband, blessings be upon him, held down the fort with the kids while I was out of town. It was so good to hang out with my sister in Corning. We spent some time on Market Street, visiting the glass studio where my sister is learning how to create stained glass pieces, stopping by the ceramic studio to pick up some ornaments to work on, browsing through an antiquarian book store, and going to my sister's favorite coffee/tea shop.
Hector Falls, not far north of Watkins Glen, NY.
The ceramic studio is the same one I used to work with in Corning, but under new management. I was able to talk to the owner, and she was willing to give me the same deal I had before for purchasing and firing objects. That was wonderful news, since it's likely to be a while before I get my own kiln. I bought a half dozen ornaments and a votive candle holder to work on, and spent the evening decorating them at my parents' house. I'll have a lot fewer ornaments available to sell this fall, but I got a late start. Such is life.
Autumn glory in my parents' back yard.
King's Garden Vineyards, a sweet blush wine). I like to try new wineries from the Finger Lakes region every so often. (The wine was VERY good, by the way!)
The weather Saturday was grey, but Sunday was glorious. I took my camera so I could get some photos around my Mom and Dad's yard, and on the trip each way. I got some good shots. I hope you enjoy this glimpse of my favorite drive!
A river birch in my parents' back yard.
Looking out over the lower part of Hector Falls, toward Seneca Lake.
Twin hickory trees - that rich, vibrant gold is my favorite color of fall.
Bronze-gold oak leaves against a white pine tree in my parents' yard -