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Toward the end of summer

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  Under the big old Beech tree in the playground at work. I was snapping women pictures of the children and my phone happened to switch to selfie-mode. So…I took a quick shot of myself. My grandson’s first day of pre-school this year.  His birthday is in October so he won’t start kindergarten till next year. This year he will go 3 half-days a week. He is very excited about it! Joe and I walked to old Fort Sewell after dinner one evening this week. There was a stiff breeze coming off of the ocean and we had our sweatshirts zipped up for the first time in months and months. The pre-revolutionary era fort had been closed for renovations for the past year and just reopened at the beginning of the summer. I had walked it earlier in the year but this was the first time Joe had seen it. They really did a spectacular job. There was some concern that they would “fix” things so much that it would be unrecognizable. The fort was established in 1644. It turned out that the restoration was perfectl

On Monday he ate through…

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  This is a luna moth caterpillar for those that don’t know. I found it on the playground under the big old Beech tree.  They are harmless though they don’t look it. The moths live only for about one day and they don’t eat at all. They just recreate and then die. ~ ~ ~ Nature Notes Image-in-ing Our world Tuesday

On Monday…

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  This was the scene at the boatyard as I walked around the corner to have breakfast at the Driftwood.  The crane is used for getting boats in and out of the Atlantic. but on 11 September there was an American flag hanging from it.  Waving high over our little harbour. Boston is just about an hour away from us and we all remember where were on that day. I found a Luna moth caterpillar the other day. It was quite the strangest looking creature.  I had to post on facebook to figure out what it was. They are harmless even though they look a bit disconcerting.  I didn’t plant sunflowers this year.  Last year my mum and I planted a few of them in the front garden beds along the street. We watched them grow tall and turn toward the sun. We heard the neighborhood children admiring them as they walked by with their parents. “Look at how tall they are, mummy.” In all the sadness and worry of my mum’s passing this summer I never got to planting the sunflower seeds.  This is a picture of one from

Selah

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t Let us then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another. Romans 14:19 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sunday scripture blessings Scripture and a snapshot You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

Summer time has come and gone

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  Marblehead Boat Yard’s flag which hangs from the crane they use to lift boats into and out of the harbour is one of my very favourite sights.  They hang the flag on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labour Day. I’m very grateful to live in such a beautiful place. I hope y’all had a very relaxing and enjoyable Labour day weekend. I had all sorts of plans laid out for deep cleaning and organizing at home but in the end decided to spend one day with my grandchildren, one day with my brother and sister-in-law, and the rest of the time relaxing. I’m pretty sure I stayed in my pajamas most of Monday. I found a wonderful old cook book at the second hand store. Inside were all kinds of all natural, earthy crunchy recipes. My favourite! This is stewed prunes with cinnamon and orange.  I’ve served it over steel cut oatmeal with walnuts and a drizzle of maple syrup. Yum! I did have a chance to pull out some of my Autumn decorations over the long weekend.  I don’t really consider summer over u

Selah

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  t Thus said the Lord, Stand by the roads, and look And ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is; and walk in it, And find rest for your souls. But they have said, “We will not walk in it.” Jerimiah 6:16 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Scripture and a snapshot Sunday scripture blessings You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

Baskets of blessings

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 Over the weekend I went up to Maine with my grandchildren. We went to an old fashioned fireman’s muster. My son-in-law pumps for the town he lives in. We had a great time! I am a lead teacher this year! I will be co-leading with another teacher who I really like and admire. I really think we are going to make a great team and I’m excited for the new school year to start next week September has brought cooler temperatures with it! It was so nice to be able to open the windows again. This is the view off of my guest bedroom window.  For some reason our cat, Tucker has been extra friendly. He has been following me around and curling up on the sofa with me when I watch TV. It’s nice as he usually naps on the top of the sofa while I’m sitting there  but doesn’t normally want to snuggle.  ~ It’s prep week at work so the school is closed to students. I’ve been getting out a bit early and on the way home one day I stopped at a favourite shop in Salem.  I bought a beautiful handmade metal and