packing again

leaving for the Berkshires

Lenox, MA to be exact

to celebrate the 75th anniversary

of a very special place


where we will have the pleasure

of being in the company of

some pretty spectacular talent


The Pops

Yo Yo Ma

John Williams

Andris Nelsons

Emmanuel Ax

Peter Serkin

Ann-Sophie Mutter

The Tanglewood Festival Chorus

and even

James Taylor

to name a few

a birthday bash! 

75 years of musical history at one of the most beautiful places in the country



I found this old film on You Tube

funny that clothing styles have certainly changed

but the music remains the same!




we have babies!





we came home from vacation

and there she was

with 2 in tow

parading them around for all to see

she’s one proud (although protective) momma!

snapshots of a Cape vacation


ever wish that time could stand still?



andy and eric beach

a, e and b swim

a sea cruise

andy lobster lunch

biking woodshole

biker mom

andy theater

andy theater bio

andy bio

a and orchestra

sunbathing and swimming
lobster picnics
a 20 mile bike ride
followed by ice cream
a movie night
a habor cruise and margaritas
and a little light opera
thrown in

a whole week together
a perfect little Cape Cod vacation

by the sea…

by the sea



beach cloud

beach boys

a little help from dad


father and son

sand play



on pause


for a few days

playing hookey

and looking forward to spending some time at the Cape with my husband and sons

Eric will be driving here from Ohio and Andy of course, is there for the summer

(and I’m so happy to report that the light opera that they performed, Ruddigore, got rave reviews)

it’s been months since we have all been together.

and speaking of the Cape, I have a new photo friend that I would like to introduce you to.  Her name is Elizabeth and she’s a photographer currently living on Cape Cod.  She shares her many wonderful works on her blog, Elizabeth Thomas, Photography of Cape Cod.

Originally from Connecticut, followed by a number of years in Canada, then several towns here and there in Massachusetts I have been fortunate enough to finally settle on Cape Cod for the past 20+ years. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful New England scenery has helped to inspire the love I have always had for photography. Being an avid gardener I truly appreciate beautiful landscapes, flowers, birds, sunsets and the environment! Travels within the United States and beyond have afforded me opportunities to take some fabulous photos!
So be sure to stop by, meet her family and her dogs and be amazed at her wonderful photos!
and if I’m not back
I’d like to wish you all
a very happy
4th of July
in advance!