Friday, October 1, 2010

Into the Woods

Today is an absolutely beautiful day!  The temperature is mild and there's a cool breeze.  I just knew that I had to get out today and see some nature!  Lucky for me, there's a nature center half a mile from my house that has trails along a beautiful little creek.  Nora and I sat by the water for a while so she could know what nature was and hear the babbling water.  I still don't have a camera, so the pictures I took are from my blackberry.  I am so excited to finally get out my hiking boots and discover this place!

On my way back home I intended to take this "bridge"  accross the creek, but due to the torrential rains yesterday, it was covered in water. 

Of course, that didn't stop me.  I just took my shoes off and shuffled across.

When I got home I decided to make cookies, so I got out my Moosewood Cookbook.  The recipe was Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.  I ended up using whole wheat flower instead of white, and steel-cut oats instead of rolled.  I wasn't sure it would turn out, but I tried it anyway. They ended up being less sweet and more crunchy, but delicious cookies, nonetheless.

"Please LORD, don't let Mommy start a fire."
Now I can't let David be in charge of breakfast for a few days or we'll be having cookies everyday, just like with the peach pie I made last week.


  1. Impressive pictures with your blackberry. And thank you...I'm now in the mood for cookies.

  2. Sounds like a great day. Pics turned out pretty good. Reminds me of our October up north trips...without the fall colors.
    Cookies look yummy.
    Little sleeping beauty...

  3. What a pretty spot! It's wonderful that you're so close to that beauty. You must have been inspired. The cookies look delicious and I want some.

  4. Yum! You'll have to share that recipie! ;)