Sunday story

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Coffee collage

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“Sunday, the day for the language of leisure.”

~ Elfriede Jelinek, The Piano Teacher

of paint and color

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the painter

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“She preferred the quiet solitary atmosphere, to create in her own world of paint and colour, the thrill of anticipating how her works would turn out as she eyed the blank sheets of paper or canvas before starting her next masterpiece. How satisfying it was to mess around in paint gear, without having to worry about spills, starch or frills, that was the life!”
~ E.A. Bucchianeri

I met Adrienne Landry while wandering around Concord one summer afternoon. Here she paints on the grounds of The Old Manse, once the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a most beautiful setting. One of the many perks of exploring with camera in hand, is the wonderful (and in this case, very talented) people you meet along the way. Please stop by her website and have a look at her magnificent portfolio.

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a beautiful sunday afternoon
in Concord
and the river was full of people and canoes
we were on foot
but after watching these rowers
you can bet that the next time we visit
we will have oars in hand
I’m thinking this would be a nice fall activity
as the foliage along the river
should be spectacular!

In the love of freedom

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Patriot's Day

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Concord Hym

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patriot’s Day
Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts

Lots of history relived today

(And not to mention, a fabulous pancake breakfast!)

**I wrote this post early this afternoon. It is now after 4pm and what started as a beautiful day, has ended in horror as bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. My thoughts and prayers go out to Boston today.

escaping

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my trail guide!

the forest through the trees

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hard to believe that just last week, the temps rose close to 50 degrees
my son and I escaped to explore some of the trails
of The Great Meadows Wildlife Preserve in Concord
unfortunately, we were pressed for time that day
so we only walked a short part of the many trails
but it’s such a beautiful area, we will definitely be back!

and speaking of escaping…

since the Arctic front came through, I’ve been in hibernation mode
a good time to cozy up by the fire with a good book
and I found the perfect one

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my friend Pam has just published her first E-Book and her timing couldn’t have been better
just what I was looking for to take my mind off the cold
“The Right Wrong Man” starts off in Boston and it’s suburbs – The North End, Harvard Square and yes, even Great Meadows, and continues to the warm beaches of St. Thomas. It is full of intrigue, romance and suspense. Pam’s vivid descriptions gave me the feeling that I was watching everything unfold on the big screen in a movie theater.

 whether you’re hiding from winter like me
or lucky enough to be relaxing on a beach somewhere warm
this is the perfect book
just an all-around fun read!