Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Preciousness of Life

                                  (All photos in this post were taken in Rockport, Massachusetts)

As one gets older, the preciousness of life becomes more and more apparent.

Each day we have is truly a gift.

For many years of our lives we are so busy that we really don't even see the beauty that surrounds us.

We run, run, run, trying to make money, check off "to do" lists and get as much  crammed into our days as possible.

However, the fact that we are alive is, in itself, of utmost importance.

Whatever we can share with others on this journey through life is joyful.

Today, on this most treasured Sunday, I wish you awareness of the brevity of our time on earth.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Lunch at Bryant House in Vermont

While visiting the Vermont Country Store in Weston with our house guest, three of my sisters and I stopped for lunch.

After shopping at the Country Store, we zipped right over to the nearby 1827 Bryant House.

I had a cup of minestrone soup and a delicious bacon/lettuce/tomato and avocado sandwich, minus some of the roll,  and both satisfied.

The decadent part of lunch was a small wedge of strawberry/rhubarb pie (shown at top of post.) 

It came with a plop of yummy vanilla ice cream. That was a perfect summer treat!

One of my sisters ordered a cheesy meat concoction that came with big, fat onion rings.

Our sister who was visiting from her home in California yearned for maple walnut ice cream because she cannot get it where she lives.

Her wish came true at Bryant House!

The old home in which the restaurant is located has lots to look at, including an upstairs bedroom with old-fashioned furniture from bygone days.  

We did another post on it here.

Downstairs, one can see an antique soda fountain, pretty overhead lamps and mirrors.

We've done other posts on the Vermont Country Store in the past because it's one of our favorite places to visit.

If you are interested, you can see a couple of them here and here and here!

Isn't summer, with all of its many delights and culinary surprises, just wonderful?


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Scenes from Rockport, Massachusetts

Rockport, Massachusetts, is a delightful town on the sea that is a summer destination for hundreds of people.

We recently came back from a few days in this charming place.

Yes, it's a bit touristy in the summer but I still love it.

It's quaint, picturesque and quintessentially New England in style.

We stayed, once again, at Captain Bounty by the Sea, which is right on a lovely beach.

Yes, the water was very chilly but quite refreshing on a hot, summer's day.

The shops along a main street are filled with all kinds of doodads and the view of the ocean at the end of the street is breathtaking.

Ahhhhhh, Rockport. It stole a part of my heart.

We will have other posts on Rockport so, if interested, stay tuned.

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