Sunday Trees (Becca Givens)

I missed last week’s Sunday Trees because I was away for the weekend celebrating my birthday with my sister in Half Moon Bay.  It also didn’t help that my wisdom teeth decided to become infected while we were gone.  It was a beautiful rainy weekend.  Luckily neither of us isn’t afraid of a little rain.  We had a fabulous girls weekend with good food and drinks.  We visited the beach to see the crazy waves and the even crazier surfers.  Then  we walked around town window shopping for a bit before heading out to the real reason we were in Half Moon Bay, a glass blowing class, my birthday present from my sister.  I have been in love with these little glass pumpkins that I saw the first time I visited half Moon Bay many, many years ago.  They aren’t cheap, especially the one I really liked, and so I never bought one, but I admired them every time I came to town.  A few years ago I found out that there was a class where you could make your own glass pumpkin at Half Moon Bay Art Glass, but it too was expensive.  A few months later I was reading my AAA Via magazine and found a coupon for 50% off.  I took it as a sign that I was destined to take the class and finally get my pumpkin.  I was nervous going in.  I was afraid I was going to come out with a paper weight instead of a pumpkin, but we ended up with a fabulous teacher who put us at ease and I am happy to say that we each came home with a beautiful pumpkin.   They let you pick your colors for your pumpkin and stem.  In the pictures below you can see the finished products.  I chose the blue and white and my sister the emerald with spots.  Before we left the next morning we had breakfast at a local diner and on our walk back to our Inn to check out, I found this tree with the little bird house attached to it. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving for those who celebrate.  Onto another week we go.  I can’t believe this year is almost over.  It has flown by so fast.  Here are our pumpkins.