The sun blessed us - after a two week disappearance. Our ride to Connecticut to celebrate mom's birthday was glorious until we reached Pound Ridge, where Hurricane Sandy's devastating handiwork was revealed. I won't post images of the magnificent old trees down along with miles of fencing and power lines. I saw too many houses draped in tarp and firewood newly stacked next to the gigantic stumps that had been trees. It took us a while to reach New Canaan as the detours were many. We were on a mission!
Mom's 84th birthday celebration! My sister treated us to a delicious lunch and this carrot cake was a splendid finish to a wonderful afternoon.
There is always a wonderful little cavalier waiting nearby to join in the celebration!
In the lower left hand corner of this image you can see a flash! That's Pippa, proudly running about with my niece's car keys in her mouth. When Hadley arrives Pippa grabs her keys and trots around with her prize!