Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Monday, September 12, 2016


September 2 was our 39th wedding anniversary and my 39th birthday!  (Imagine that coincidence!)

To celebrate we drove to Ainsley's restaurant on Brookville Lake.  We had not been there for several years, and they have done some updating which was a pleasant surprise.

Thursday evening was in the 70's with a nice breeze so we were able to eat outside - as far as I'm concerned, the only place to eat there - with a view of the marina and lake.  So Mike, myself and a million mosquitoes enjoyed a leisurely dinner!  (Actually the  mosquitoes weren't bad due to the breeze, but there were little swarms of them all around - I suppose their last "harrah" before summer's end.)

I find this place so relaxing. The boats, sounds and smells of the lake remind me of dining at a Florida restaurant, so I always feel like I'm on a little vacation when we eat here.

Before dinner began I sent my daughter a quick text telling her where we were.  There ensued some bantering texts between the two of us - and I sent her some photos of our delicious dinners just to egg her on, so to speak!  (Hey - when you add several years to my birthday wishes, anything is fair game!)

Below you will see some of the photos of our pleasant evening.

Looking at the marina across the lake - not nearly as nice as this one!
And so it begins - with onion straws shared by the two of us - you can see my husband's beer in the background.
My beverage of choice was iced tea with lemon!
His entree - grilled cod, sugar snap peas and rice pilaf with black beans and salsa
My choice was trout almandine, roasted potatoes and the sugar snap peas
One last look at the marina as the sun settled behind the hills of Southeastern Indiana
and we made our way home!


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Je vous souhaite alors un très joyeux anniversaire de mariage.
Toutes mes félicitations.

Gros bisous 🌸

Deborah Nolan said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and a belated Happy Birthday. Your celebration looks fabulous. What a wonderful place to celebrate. Hope you are having a great week. Hugs!

debwardart said...

Martine says: Then I wish you a very happy anniversary.
Congratulations. Thank you!
Debbie, thank you also.

RH Carpenter said...

Happy Anniversary and belated birthday wishes. Looks like it was a very nice day.

Ginny Stiles said...

Happy Anniversary Deb and happy birthday too!
Looks like a GREAT celebration dinner.