Sunday, April 22, 2012

Just to Enjoy Day

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This weekend The Husband was at home, and for a change he wasn't "hiding" behind a barricade of all sorts of medical books. He had a real "just-to-enjoy" weekend.  
Saturday morning, we had a lazy breakfast with coffee and a strawberry jam. Then we got in the car and went on a little road trip to Bentonville and Fayetteville. Teenager refused to come with us, claiming his weekend sleep. 
Our thirst for an art was satisfied at Crystal Bridges Museum.








George Henry Smillie Coastal Scene, New York




Charles Demuth, Sail: In Two Movements






Mary Cassat Summertime




William Trost Richards Along the Shore


Hans Hofmann, Sun at the Wall


And more sun outdoor...


...while hiking numerous trails around the museum





With a lifted spirit we headed for a bite at the museum coffee shop. 
Oh yes, I need that dessert please!



Next stop: the brewery we heard has some good beer to offer. 
Well, I have to admit, not only the beer: I had my best ever portobello mushroom burger. The Husband loved the beer, as designated driver I loved a little taste and atmosphere at the bar. We certainly would go back.








On the way home we were singing along with a radio. 
And what a beautiful "just-to-enjoy" day it was! 



 
Life is not just black and white, or gray. 
It has many colors, we only need to stop and see it.
Have a good week, and have a simple things to enjoy, my friends!


See you,
Marina

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures! Beautiful day. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Yes it was a very good day indeed.

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  2. very true.. there are many shads & colors.. loved the weekend with you :)..

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  3. Love your pics and that burger looks mighty fine!! Glad to find your blog :)

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    1. Yes, that burger was mighty fine indeed, so delicious! That's another thing I want to master!

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  4. That portobello burger looks amazingly delicious! I might buy some mushrooms next week to make one :)

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    1. and please, post it so I can learn how to make it too! :)

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  5. Sounds like your day was filled with beautiful scenery, photography, art and food - nothing could ever soothe the soul more :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. That is true, art and food go perfectly well together.

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  6. Sounds like a perfect weekend - I have to remember to do this more often and have some completely work-free weekends.

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    1. Sounds like a plan, I need to remind it myself quite often as well.

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  7. I love couple and family time together. Sounds like a fantastic and relaxing weekend.

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    1. Rest does wonders to a person's soul. :)

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  8. Nice! I love lazy breakfasts and I love art museums. I am happy for you that you had a very good day with your dear husband!

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    1. I am happy too, especially when it's rare occasion at this time...

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  9. Good reminder! It looks like a lovely day!

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    1. Ye, it was a good day. And I need to remind myself to make it happen more often. Everyone needs a rest, and The Husband said that he doesn't remember when he rested that well last time. It was nice to hear from him. :)

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  10. what a wonderful day and that art looks so amazing!

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    1. What art does to us? I don't know, but it does something... :)

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  11. That was quite a lovely, relaxing and colorful day, thanks for sharing. The horse sculpture is one of my favorites, do you remember who the artist is?

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    1. Hi Norma, No, I don't remember seeing any signs. I hope to go back with the camera (all those picture were taken by phone) and maybe I'll find the author's name. It s really great sculpture indeed, one of my favorites too.

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Your warm comments put a smile on my heart.