Have I mentioned that I'm in love with the little town we landed in? It's small, with about 1100 residents - although we're less than 20 min away from bigger towns and anything we need. I like that it isn't too crowded, especially coming from the DC area which is incredibly crowded. But what I love the most is the HUGE network of hiking trails. I've read that there are over 100 trails covering over 100 miles in this town.
There is a lot of history here. Just the other day on one of the trails - we discovered a castle just two miles from my house!
Technically it's not a castle, but it sure looks like one! It was originally built as a bungalow (hah!) in 1906 for a wealthy general's wife!, but the builder's wife passed before it was built, money ran out and the local hunting club bought it. Then back in the 30's during the Fourth of July, the place caught fire and all that was left standing was the stone structure you see above. I can't wait to see this place in the spring, summer and fall!
Over the weekend, we hiked on a trail that is very close to our house and I snapped this shot for a color palette:
The colors were SO vibrant on our sunny Sunday - I didn't manipulate this photo whatsoever - it was an iphone shot and you can see how spectacular the greens on the pines was looking!!! We saw plenty of insects, even in the snow....so I know spring is coming!!
Anyway - I've been pretty busy with work, but I have a LOT of projects on my beading table!!Yesterday I wore my fish pendant (for the upcoming Beading Babes project) to the International Seafood Show and got tons of compliments! I can't wait to reveal in April!