Happiness Is….

Happiness is a sunny Sunday when all the neighbors are out enjoying a break from the cold and snow. I encountered many people on my walk Sunday but none more courteous than the gentleman who held the reigns of this buggy. He greeted me and tipped his hat ever so slightly.

It was a perfect day for a stroll, a drive or even to just sit and bask in the light of an unseasonably warm February day. I saw a family out on the beach with a metal detector, dog walkers and kiddos on the playground.

It was a good day for us all.

As for today, they’re calling for 39 degrees and overcast conditions, a step up from last night’s rain. That’s the thing about Ohio weather. If you don’t like it, just wait a day or maybe an hour and it will change!

Amish Goods In Gambier

This scene in Gambier, Ohio a couple of weeks ago was so enchanting I had to get a closer look.

An elderly Amish couple had for sale lots of handmade items including baskets, masks, aprons, quilts, candles and canned items.

I purchased a jar of pure maple syrup and one of black raspberry jam which she am said is her favorite.

The Amish do not want their picture taken and it’s important to respect that but I hope they don’t mind having pictures made of their buggies and goods. It was too pretty to resist.