Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Jersey Adventures

We are home safe and sound after a marvelous weekend. My husband and I met two of the kindest, most generous people on this planet. Sandy Sandy and her husband welcomed us into their beautiful home and treated us royally....great food, beautiful surroundings including wild turkeys, hundreds of hummingbirds, whimsical handcrafted artwork and spirit-filled paintings. They gave us a tour of their workshop and studio, horse barn, the nearby Pine Barrens and miles of cranberry bogs. We were gifted with fresh-picked Jersey white corn, tomatoes, a Christmas cactus, art, both painted and metalwork, and wonderful home-made blueberry waffles for Sunday breakfast.

Oh, and there were kittens as well. (click on any photo for a closer look)

Jersey Kids a-frolick

Tom Turkeys and their ladies
More than 30 deer visit Sandy's home daily, for corn, apples and bananas
Sandy's husband crafts dragons and all manner of things out of found scrap metals
Through the Pine Barrens into cranberry bogs
Hard to capture the many hummers on camera
Two great friends, Robin and Sandy

An amazing weekend! Fun and sweet. We came home with two adorable kittens! There has been a little change in who we brought home. You will have to visit my other blog, Purrrrsnickitty  to read about that.

Please visit Sandy's blog to see her art and read more about her journey through a spirited life and how she and her husband live with horses, cats, wild turkey, deer, raccoons, woodchucks and all manner of things of the natural world. Sandy Sandy Spirit Artist

13 comments:

Lon said...

Dear Robin,

That's absolutely wonderful that you both were able to meet such kindhearted people as this!!!

I'm so happy that you all had such a wonderful time!!!

And I love the photos!!!

I'm going over to see your other blog.

Plus I'm going to have a look at Sandy's blog, for it sounds like she has a wonderful blog as well.

mxtodis123 said...

Sounds like you had a special weekend. Sandy sounds like a wonderful person. I'm going to hop on over and checkout her blog. By the way, I've forgotten. What part of New Jersey? I was born there you know.
Mary

Linda Wildenstein said...

Hi ya Robin. Your adventure sounds wonderful. How exciting and fun. I love the photos and am headed straight over to see your other blog. Yeh for good weekends. Oma Linda

Wendy S. said...

What a joyfully wonderful and whimsical weekend you had! I can't wait to read more about the babies.

Lady Caer Morganna said...

Welcome back! It looks like you all had a wonderful time together!

The pics are fab and I can't wait to see the kittens you came home with!!:D

Luv and hugs,

Kim

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

That looks like a wonderful place! Not very unlike how it looks here but with lots more deers and turkeys that we don't have at all :-)

I loved those dragons and other critters he had made!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I checked out Sandy's blog and she is a marvelous artist!

Kallan Kennedy said...

What an awesome post, Robin! Loved the pictures and the recap! Thank you so much for sharing with us! Sandy and her hubby seem lovely!

Introverted Art said...

Robin, there is nothing more energetic than meeting great friends and gentle souls.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Lucky you! I have got to visit Sandy soon, I miss her:)

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, what a great adventure you and your hubby had! I love the hummingbirds photo! And, I want some of Sandy's husband's metal sculptures! They are amazing! The picture of you two is great! Take Care, Hugs ;o)

Sandy Sandy said...

Oh My Dear Robin, where do I begin? You are just way too magnanimous for words. I am humbled by all your benevolence, love and generosity. Your visit was totally awesome, from beginning to end. The only thing wrong with it was it was just way too short! Next time you and your sweet hubby must stay longer! I miss you and your beautiful babies. I am so glad I will be able to stay connected here through your blogs and emails though! Thanks again for everything. Love to you all, Sandy

Mina said...

Oh Robin, what adorable babies! Sandy and her husband sound like truely amazing people and your images are so beautiful. I'll have to go visit your kitty blog. ;-)