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Sunday, 26 June 2016

27 June






the good

We were at a family reunion in New York over the weekend 
and my niece got a great picture of Joe and I.




the fun

seeing people we hadn't seen in decades...or ever, 

and seeing people we hadn't seen in a year or so.

There were 5 original siblings in my grandmother's family

They are all long gone now

130 family members showed up to honor them

 each family got a different coloured t-shirt but we all had the same design.

It was a lot of fun!


the random

We opened with a prayer/blessing for those who have gone beyond....

calling out the names of our loved ones that we miss 

and, of course the pipes...

Amazing Grace for our loved ones gone beyond but with us in spirit

and we called out their names 

then "A Nation Once Again"

with the older generation singing along -which brought a tear to my eye

finishing up with America, the Beautiful

and we all sang along to that

It was very touching and there was nary a dry eye in the crowd



There was a beautiful meadow on the grounds of the air B&B that we stayed at.

Black eyed susan's are my favorite meadow flower at this time of year.



The good, the random, the fun
Monday musings
Monday mellow yellow

Monday, 20 June 2016

20 June



the good

Last year I helped my landlord plant some flowers in the back yard. He loved to sit in his 

apartment on the third floor and watch the flowers blooming and the people on the beach.

He died at the beginning of autumn.

He was rather old and quite sick.

This year I noticed that the lilies are in bloom again.

I love that kind of stuff.

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the fun

The weekend was full of glorious summer weather.

The temps were fair but the wind was still a bit chill

so we played frisbee on the beach of an evening.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

keeping Sabbath





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"For Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their prayer.


1 Peter 3:10-12



Friday, 17 June 2016

17 June




thursday morning at the bus stop

bunnies in the clover



Monday I was on the shores of Lake Champlane at the In-bloom conference

It was held at Shelburne Farms which is absolutely stunning and beautiful. 

It was about getting pre-schoolers out into the woods and the natural world. 

Two of my very favorite things....children and outside!


Happy Headphones....

even the headphones were happy when the boys put them down and went outside to play!


Daisies in the dune grass

Last year the town planted lots of dune grass along the beach side.

This year there are daisies interspersed.  

So pretty.



The sunsets this past week or so have been spectacular.

I sit on the porch with a cup of tea or a glass of wine at end of day

and watch the evening settle in.


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

15 June





WE ARE GROOT

In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy there is a character named Groot.

He is a tree/root.

Throughout the movie he tries to make all the characters get along with one another...

they all come from different planets and places and ways of thinking

and he says "I am groot."

toward the end of the movie he gives his life to save his friends by wrapping them in his

root/vine/branches and tells them

"We are Groot"

Which is what I believe

We are the ones with the keys to saving the universe.

We are the guardians of the galaxy.

We are ultimately the carriers of what happens here.

What happens to one of us happens to all of us. 

We are groot.


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Tuesday Afternoon





a pretty present

left on the beach at Lake Champlain in Vermont


won't you come with me and see the beauty of
Tuesday Afternoon
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Keeping Sabbath






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Galations 5:13-14

For you were called o freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.






Friday, 10 June 2016

10 June




On Monday I am headed to the in-bloom conference in Vermont!

I am so excited about being able to attend. 

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We spent some time with my husband's mother and step-father on Wednesday evening.

They were up from Florida and spent a night visiting with her sister.

I had to work so I met them after work. I took the prettiest train ride from Boston

to Manchester-by-the-Sea where his aunt lives. 

~

I am so fortunate to have such a great co-teacher. I started my job in March and she

has been so kind and supportive to me. I really love working with her. 

~

The weather has been pretty of late. It hasn't been quite as warm as one could wish and there's

been some rain...but it's been so nice to be able to get out doors and walk through the wild. 

~

I love where I live.






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Thursday, 9 June 2016

9 June



twilight gently steals in between the day and evening

stretching out over the causeway 

of a June afternoon in the gloaming


Tuesday, 7 June 2016

7 June


Flume



So you feel all your powers unfold
Stretching your big wings over waters turning gold
So tell your story, baby, don’t give up
Just let all it go out, the quiet wishing’s not loud enough

Will you be the one to take a chance?
Have demands, spill your heart
Will you be the one to take a stand
Make the girls dance
Spill your thoughts
Will you be the one to take a chance?
Have demands, spill your heart
Will you be the one to take a stand
Make the girls dance
Spill your thoughts, will you?







this is not my usual style of music....in fact I really only like the vocal and lyric parts.

The music is too techno for me.

It made me think of my step-daughter, Ashley, who passed away in February.

She was so full of life. She was a girl who took all the chances and spilled her heart

and had demands....and she would encourage any one else to do the same.


I still can't fathom that she will never walk this earth again

It breaks me open every and drops me to my knees






Tuesday Afternoon



at the bus stop of a morning...




won't you come with me and see the beauty of
Tuesday Afternoon
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Monday, 6 June 2016

6 June




the good

Sunday was rainy....stormy all day kind of rainy.

While I long for a beautiful weekend beach day...I've been pretty busy of late

it was so nice to have a day to put my house back together and do some cooking

the fun

my new Bento lunch box....yay fruits and veggies



the random

afternoon tea on a rainy day....







Friday, 3 June 2016

3 June




lily of the valley in shady glens

tucked under green undergrowth

trees leafed out in green

forest floor coming alive with 

tiny wonderlands

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I got the flag hung up for Memorial day.

I love to see it hanging from our porch as I walk home from Dog Beach.


Joe's mother and step-father came for a visit on Wednesday night.

We had the boys with us so a grand time was had by all.

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waiting for the bus



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My beautiful daughter Hannah came to visit last night.

We went out for a pizza to celebrate her birthday, which was on Monday.

My favorite part of the night though was chatting with her.

It was just she and I and we got to talk for a long time

and we never really get to do that.

When they get older we see them on holidays, or we go out to lunch,

but we never get to just hang out with them one on one.

It was wonderful. 



Wednesday, 1 June 2016

1 June







U is for underway

walking the beach of an evening I come upon the treasures left behind....

our house is across the street from Short beach....

i love to watch the families traipse home at the end of a sunny afternoon

they skip across Memorial park and cut through the path in the wood

or roll their beach carts to the gravel parking area 

pack up the babies and grab the old ladies....

at twilight i come upon the things their little fingers left behind when they were called homeward

I feel as if I've stumbled across some sacred archeological dig

where childhood was suddenly interrupted 

leaving all its tools behind

and time stood still

makeshift boats set sail at even tide

and piles of sandy seashells roll along in the approaching surf

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