Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

From my home

to yours

I wish you

a very blessed

Thanksgiving.

These turkeys visit my yard quite often. It's fun to see them
get plumper as each month pasts.

They are rather people friendly as they get fed well with all the bird feeders
in the neighborhood.






Happy Turkey Day!!!!!!!!!
Hugs,
Ellen

Monday, November 21, 2011

Walking with Leslie

When the weather gets colder, it's time to change things up. I love to walk and when its so cold outdoors, it is hard for me to walk. The cold bothers my bones and chest, so I turn to my trusted friend Leslie Sansone. I have been walking with Leslie for  5 years now. I just love her motivation. I also love that I can log onto facebook and get lots of inspiration from kindred spirits.....
When it's raining, snowing, to hot or to cold. Leslie is just a click of the button away.

Her workouts are so healthy, it's heart healthy and a great tool for safe weight loss.

I love to use different DVDs to mix it up, but my favorite is the very first one I bought, 3 fast miles. I had to stop using the DVDs for a while as I had a health issue. As of last week I am slowly getting back into shape, and Leslie's DVDs have already shown an improvement.

I have a good size collection, and I am always on the look out for new DVDs. I have found these DVDs to be a wonderful tool.
It's always a good time to walk.
And this I am thankful for.
Hugs,
Ellen

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Walking in Fall

New England sure is a pretty place to live. And the fall is just such a lovely time to be walking. My sister and I try to walk everyday for an hour. We have found some pretty neat places to walk. Come for a walk with me.
Here is my neighborhood lake. To walk around the lake is 3 miles. I enjoy this walk and it has 3 little hills that gives the heart a boost of energy (along with the legs)


We also like to walk in this cemetery. It is a very safe place to walk, and has a few hills. The ground keepers are always there and they do such a wonderful job keeping it nice for visiting.



We also love to walk the farm road. This road goes on for miles, but we do 4 of them. I just love the rolling hills.

The corn is done for the season .

I just love the looks of this old barn. It reminds me so much of Tasha Tudor. May she rest in peace.

This guy seemed very friendly, of course on the other side of his barbed wired fence.

And the sheep with their heavy coats on getting ready for the cold of winter thats just around the corner.

I just loved the way these mushrooms attached themselves to this tree. Like a piece of natures art work.

This farm road has two working farms on it. One is a dairy farm and the other is a horse farm.

As we were walking along this day, a flock of wild geese came flying over head, my oh my are they loud. And we could hear them a mile away as they landed in this pond.

The baby calves have their own living quarters .

And out of no where came this trampede of goats. They came charging at us like we were long lost buddies. We were so scared. We had umbrellas with us as it was one of those days that was threatening to rain. We used the umbrellas to shoo them away. We didn't know these goats, so they were very intimidating. They wanted in the car and we had to shoo them again so we could open the car door.

I hope you enjoyed your walk with me, as I am waiting the arrival of my dear sweet sister for our walk. It has been days since or last walk as we had a crazy fall snow storm.
Hugs,
Ellen



Beaded ornaments

My 50th Birthday banner my sister made for my surprise party

Hedda Hopper


Birth:

May 2, 1890
Death:

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons