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Spread some sunshine, today!

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Very early, the other day as I walked along the beach, a dear friend came to my mind, as he often does as I stroll along with my thoughts. I was loving the quiet full silence as I looked out over the water. A lobster boat was slowly moving along, hauling in trap after trap, and a few gulls dipped in and out of the smooth surfaced water diving for the remains being cast overboard. I so wanted to share that moment with you, I thought.  The calmness of the water, reflected the tranquility I was feeling–not one ounce of turbulence below, considering my crazy schedule this time of year.  This was one of those rare times when I was exactly where I wanted to be, with the perfect person in my heart, doing what I wanted to be doing. I was feeling what I loved feeling — at peace and  very safe. j.a.s.

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Our three days of sheeting rains have finally blown out to sea…

So, off for my walk I went. I was beginning to feel a little stir crazy stuck in the house.  The dory down in the river was just about holding its own and plenty of water. The sun was just breaking through the clouds and it was pretty balmy for our neck of the woods. A real treat  from Mother Nature.

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After a long walk along the beach, I crossed over the dunes and into the woodlands before heading up to the farm.  My first real walk since the surgery, but it felt great being out there again strolling along my favorite paths.  The ‘bittersweet’ ending to yet another fabulous season. I snapped the last of any natural color we’ll be seeing here for the next few months along the way…. the rose hips, juniper berries and the bittersweet brambles, and then onto my final destination.. the farm, pulling the last of the cabbage, horseradish, kale and spinach. This time of the year I’m always torn with mixed emotions.  As much work that the farm entails, and a good rest I surely could use.. I’ll still miss it every day until Spring. Winter well, farm… you’ve more than served me well.

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And when I returned home, in my mailbox I found my 2017 Johnny’s Seed catalog! Timing.. as they say is everything. 🙂

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“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

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‘ if I had a flower for each time I thought of you…. I could walk through my garden, forever.’

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The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day… anything’s possible, and as a New Englander, I know, not to count on anything, but then hope steps up to bat, assuring me that warmer, and brighter days are just around the corner.

Mother nature decided to envelope us with our final dusting of the white stuff this week, just as I got my peas, beets and spinach sown in the garden. But the nicest part of an April snow here, is that it doesn’t last for too long, and as it melts away, the pain of it’s arrival will then naturally irrigate the newly seeded beds.

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Spring snow is a confusing time for many of us. Do we go backward, forward, or simple stand still, and wait it out?  For me?  I walked it off instead. I walked so much, my Fitbit was begging me to stop!  But walking is good for the soul, and it gave me the chance to think about much, and take in the beautiful sights surrounding me, reminding me of all the things I love about early Spring.  I spotted the return of our Eastern phoebes perched on the new buds of the raspberry brambles, in the estuaries.. I took in the early activity in the tidal pools, that are ever changing, with each ebb and flow regardless of what the season may be, coming alive, and saw the magenta petals reminding me that yes, the croccus do always come up, along with the lovely profusion of the pussy willows that I gladly snipped to bring indoors.

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“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts, well out of proportion to their size.”

I found this quote to be so true. I will admire the tulips, forsythia and daffodils that will arrive later, but there is an unparalled, spirit-lifting joy that comes with first sight of the tiniest and earliest blooms by far. And the  pussy willow is the one that tells the rest of the world and all the other flora, & trees and bushes it’s time to wake up.

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I’m sitting here at home alone tonight when a breeze, a chilly one, blows through the window. It’s 7 o’clock and getting dark. I remember, like yesterday, anticipating the longest day of the year, when it would be daylight until almost 9pm. Where has the summer gone?
I sit in silence, darkness falls,
A breeze blows as an owl calls;
The smell of Autumn in the air,
As traffic flows toward Southern distances,
I feel the summer slipping by,
Too quickly, now, the time does fly;
The children are all back in school,
There’s no more swimming in the ocean;

The kayaks have been securely stored,

The leaves have now begun to fall,
Will summer make a curtain call?
The only thing that we can know,
It won’t be long ‘til there is snow;
And while the winter lovers thrive,
The rest just hope to stay alive;
Because they’re certain of one thing,
That winter will give birth to yet another spring.

Memories of Summer

Memories of Summer

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