1 A view through the leaded glass windows out onto the terrace - That bright yellow foliage is the changing leaves of the kiwi vines that cling to the terrace.
2 As stated, it was rainy and quite chilly. You can just see Seal Harbor in the distance.
5 There were tangy dill pickles and my own freshly pressed cider, along with kettle chips and peppadew peppers too!
6 I coated my slice of bread with mayo, Dijon mustard, and horseradish.
7 Then, I topped it with with sliced short rib and tender watercress - open-faced and really, really good!
8 Richard and Sally - who wouldn't be happy?
9 I remembered I had these great antler-handled knives and brought them out.
10 Lisa, Sally, and Thomas ready and waiting to eat
11 We ate at the long, metal-topped table in the toasty kitchen.
13 After eating, Thomas got busy creating a very tall apple pie for dinner that night.
14 He also picked beautiful Swiss chard and buttercrunch lettuce in the garden.
15 After spending the afternoon out and about browsing and shopping, we returned to Skylands to find an amazing sunset.
16 We couldn't believe this incredible sight!
17 The sky kept changing from dark to light and many shades of pastels.
18 Get out the paint box!
19 Or perhaps this view is better.
20 And then the sky turned dark and wild again.
21 It was glowing!
22 So fiery!
23 Red sky at night, sailor's delight!
24 Back in the kitchen, Thomas was busy preparing our dinner.
25 Cheryl, one of the property managers, chipped in to help.
26 Claire is a housekeeper at Skylands. It looks like cocktail time!
27 In fact, it was! Here I am shaking martinis.
28 With this giant shaker, I can serve more than a dozen martinis!
29 For dinner we had beef, again. However, these are my good friend, Emeril's, Red Marble Steaks - NY strip and bone-in ribeye. They're fab! http://www.redmarblesteaks.com/
30 Thomas turned this colorful chard into a creamed Swiss chard. He also served roasted fennel and braised leeks.
31 And, of course, baked Maine potatoes with sour cream and butter.
32 The table was set in the dining room with a fire blazing.
33 In addition to the apple pie for dessert, Cheryl made her grandmother's rich mincemeat pie, which Cheryl bakes in the very same pie plate that her grandmother did.