Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Seafood Treat

                                       "Where's my lunch, sistah?"


Summer brings all kinds of wonderful things and seafood specialties are among them.

There's  nothing like a Maine lobster roll or fried clams for tastes of lusciousness.



Being a native New Englander who lived away for many years, I can tell you seafood delights were sorely missed while living in other parts.

When it comes to clams, there are strips (chewy) and what  we call "fat bellied" clams. They are the best  as they include the whole clam.

Served  with tartar sauce, their deliciousness defies description.
                         
Recently, on a trip to the beach in Revere, Massachusetts, where we spent the day with my sweet niece, we had fat belly clams at Kelly's. 


Oh yummy, yum, yum. 



There was one problem, however.





We were warned not  to leave our meals for one minute as the gulls would swoop onto the outdoor table and devour them.



No way that was going to happen to me as I wait all year long for fried fat belly clams!

I was ready to do battle with the noisy gulls if the need arose. 

They devoured any  crumb that came their way and so did I!

Sorry fellas, no full entrees for you. Go catch some fish! ha!


HAVE YOU SEEN SEAGULLS CLOSE-UP?

Monday, July 28, 2014

Books, Candles and More




Books, quaint shops, thrift store shopping, and flowering plants are all the stuff that dreams are made of.

All of them can be found in Manchester, Vermont, a cute town that makes a fun day trip.

One of the coolest book stores around is Northshire Bookstore in Manchester.

They have a lot of author visits there plus nooks and crannies filled to the rafters with hundreds of  books.

There's even a used  section which always makes my heart sing.

Northshire sells a lot of what-nots, too, like pear and other-shaped candles in lots of colors; purses; funky clothing and greeting cards.



It's a great place to browse, read, relax and have fun.

Manchester is a neat Vermont town and if you visit there in summer, the flower displays will make you smile.


We even found a thrift store, the proceeds of which go to help others. Who can beat that?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO FIND WHILE VISITING A NEW TOWN?


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Reflective Sunday


Today may you have a reflective Sunday.

Just like the reflections in the water in the photo at the top of this post, may your day be blessed with loveliness.

Take a moment to reflect on what a marvel you are!  All of you!  You are wonderfully made!


Think how incredible your body is, functioning like a fine-tuned machine 24 hours  a day.

Reflect on what an immense gift it is to be alive!

This very day is a series of moments to be savored----treasured----for they are fleeting and precious.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU COULD REFLECT UPON TODAY?

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