Hydrangea in October

Last month I took a picture of a hydrangea that had just bloomed. Here is that photo and another one I took of the same hydrangea over the weekend. There’s such a contrast! It’s been quite a year for flowers.

September
October

This is for the FOTD Challenge.

October Flowers

It may be October but there are still so many flowers in bloom! On a walk yesterday I saw these colorful flowers. The bright sunshine made them sparkle.

The leaves haven’t started to change colors yet so I’ll enjoy these flowers for now. I hope they last a long time…

Lake Michigan in September

A visit to Lake Michigan on a sunny and windy afternoon was perfect for late September. Lots of people walked on the beach and the pier to the lighthouse. The spray from the waves got people (including me) a little wet!

This seagull disregards the sign.

It was a lovely day to spend at the beach while it is still warm…

Farmers Market

I live near a farmers market and now that autumn is approaching there are lots of seasonal things for sale like pumpkins, mums, apple cider and bouquets of flowers. It was sunny and warm yesterday when I went to the market and I saw these cheerful displays.

It will be difficult deciding which pumpkin(s) to take home!

A Second Year of Meggie’s Adventures Begins

It’s the first anniversary of Meggie’s Adventures! Last September I started this blog to write about all my favorite things: travel, ice cream (and gelato), flowers, going to the beach, and collecting postcards. Many of the stories take place when I was young, which is why the blog is called Meggie’s Adventures. But as I like to point out, I still love ice cream, flowers and travel so that hasn’t changed!

My first post was A Family Day at the Beach when we used to go to the beach in Maine. It’s been wonderful having this blog and I’m looking forward to a second year of fun adventures.

Summer Flowers

There have been so many colorful flowers this summer I thought I’d share these pictures. Some are from my garden and others are from walks I’ve taken. It’s also been a wonderful year for hydrangeas – I’ve seen them with pink, blue and white blossoms. Flowers are part of what makes summer so memorable…

In Search of Gelato

When I go to Italy one of my favorite things is to try new flavors of gelato. On my last visit I decided to go to gelato shops everywhere I went to see which one I liked the best. It wasn’t easy but since I challenged myself I went to lots of places to do this important research.

Later I decided I could never say who has the best gelato. I realized that I enjoyed a refreshing gelato from a stand near the Vatican just as much as one from a specialty shop in Venice. There was a Nutella and hazelnut combination in San Gimignano I’ll never forget. It was delicious and I nearly went back for a second one immediately. Another flavor I really enjoyed was crème brulee. It was so tasty I momentarily forgot to admire the beautiful scenery.

An important thing to remember about the gelato in Italy is the portions are quite small. I usually bought the smallest size, which was surprisingly satisfying. I’d buy it in a cone, but many people seemed to prefer cups. I’d also get one of those tiny spoons to try to make it last longer.

When I go back to Italy I’ll have to think of another important subject -like chocolate – to research!