Friday, October 17, 2008

Back on the Net and from Trip

We are back from a mountain trip, where we did without TV, computers, etc. and spent lots of time hiking, reading, talking, painting, and playing games , instead. I don't think the colors here in the Piedmont of North Carolina are going to be as gorgeous as the ones we saw in the mountains. Here is a sample - a sugar maple around the Bass Lake on the Cone Manor, in Blowing Rock, NC.

I'll catch up with blog reading and commenting as best I can over the next few days. It's good to get away, and it's good to come back. Now, if I were wealthy enough not to have to go back to work on Monday...

But I console myself that it's labor that makes leisure sweet, and I'm grateful I have a good, rewarding job to go back to. I'm glad I could take two weeks off. It was one of our best vacations.

To those of you who read and commented while I was gone, many thanks. It was fun to review the insights and humor of the past two weeks.

Grenouille, Thanks for helping to hold the fort while I was gone. I see you made some good use of "the mechanism." S.


Anonymous said...

Welcome home to the family! The colors on that tree are gorgeous.

linda said...

Welcome home, Steve! I was just going to come over and write a "when are you coming home?" comment! Wow, I never get to take such a long vacation. Maybe I should try it...thanks for leaving posts to read. Some of them were hilarious, of course,the frog had alot to do with that :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Welcome back, Steve! It's nice to see your comments again.

I love the way you resized the photo to fit into your post as a sort of column on the left. Nice photo.