Tuesday, November 3, 2015

the earth has music for those who listen.

There has been a lot going on lately. I have been to concerts, I have seen friends, and I have even tackled an escape room. Phew! It seems like downtime has become a thing of the past. At least for the time being. Who would have thought October would be such a jam packed month? One special thing about October....the birthdays. My own birthday was a couple of weeks ago and my husband's birthday was a week before that. He normally doesn't do a whole lot to celebrate the event. Typically it is a dinner and a movie kind of night. This year? He decided to do something special.

A few days before his birthday he decided that he wanted to visit Muskoka, Ontario. This is a few hours away from us. So it was far but not a totally unheard of road trip. This area is basically trees, lakes, camp grounds, and small inns. Cottage country! For me? The idea of embracing nature left me a little cold. I am not an outdoorsy person. Bugs and dirt....no thank you. Since it was his birthday, I decided to embrace nature as much as possible.

The weekend trip consisted of exploring a small town, checking out local restaurants, hiking, and exploring the area. There were lots of trees. Oh and a lot of snow. Not long after our arrival it began to snow heavily. Not my idea of a good time. All of that snow meant that we had to buy thick hats and sweaters. Anything to stay warm! We managed to have fun despite the chilly temperatures.

Here are a few pictures from our weekend away....

So, that was that! I am not a nature lover by any means, but I am glad my better half got to do something fun for his birthday.

Speaking of birthdays....my own birthday was last week. Take a look at the video I filmed for the creation of beauty is art. YouTube channel. It is a quick birthday present haul!

Where is the last place you visited?

xo Shannon


  1. What an awesome place to relax! Love the waters.. you look really amazing Shannon.. you both look great :) Glad you have lots of goodies for your bday :)

    -- new blogpost in my blog :)
    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

  2. That moose hat is great! new follower here!


  3. Happy belated bday!! great pictures and fun gifts!!


  4. Ontario....wow the snow!!!!!! like this pics and you are beautiful!

  5. Nice look! <3
    Love your writing :)

    KIsses ♥

  6. You look so cute with the hat!! Great post :)


  7. amazing photos ! :))


  8. Happy belated birthday! Great pictures! We haven't had snow yet this year. :)


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  10. Before too late congratulations. Received nices things. After making a revenue or cakes and use all you got to seeing :)
    By the way, what a beautiful place that tue your husband took pictures, I loved :)

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  11. You guys looks so cute, Shannon, like you I am not too fond of nature thingies, tho.

  12. ...happy birthday!!!