Sunday, August 5, 2012

From the Doldrums

We're coping with the high heat and humidity the best ways we early evening beach picnic with Sara and Samantha made us realize how fortunate we are to have a short drive to a walk along water's edge.
 They even have swings for all ages.
A trip to the beach always ends with ice cream!!

In mid-July we were invited to a little kite festival at the farm of friends in S. Orleans. It is a very beautiful farm with roots to the beginnings of settlement on Cape Cod.  These days the property is home to a beautiful garden which raises food for the less fortunate.  We loved having a little tour along with Teddy and DIL, Alison. Alas, it was so hot and not a hint of breeze so there were no kites in the air, but it was a gathering of lovely people.

 On the way home we stopped at a little dock to look out over Pleasant Bay.  The marshes are lush and green.

 On another evening, I took Sara and Samantha to Mashpee so we could have a visit with Sara's father, Allan (my husband from 1962-1966, and now a friend.)  He was on his annual trip to Cape Cod from FL.  We had a Chinese dinner and walk at Mashpee Commons.

Last but not least, Ms G is coping with the heat by sleeping in the hottest part of the house all day and laying in front of a fan at night. Crazy girl. These two photos are of her posing as she waits for her servant, LM, to cook her a rasher of Sunday morning bacon! She gets two miniscule pieces!!
In the left hand photo she is gazing at the cook and sniffing the air! What a character.

We are here, happy, and wishing the currently elusive cool breezes would come our way once more. 
Love to all!


Anonymous said...

It's nice to be able to walk on the beach. Seems like there is always a breeze. No such luck here tho. Just the pool with no breeze! I kind of bristled looking at your X. Silly of me since I don't even KNOW him...Barney likes to be out in the heat of the day. I think he is crazy. He'll come in for a little while, but then wants back out. Silly cats. Cute photos of Ms G!! ...debbie

Lois Evensen said...

What lovely outings. The memories of these summer days will always be wonderful ones, won't they. So nice!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I have said this to you so often.
Miss the water...
Thank you for the wonderful pictures.
My weather similar.
Have missed your sharing...

judemiller1 said...

I love the photo of Ms. G just hanging out.