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Quote of the Day: Henry James

August 3rd, 2014

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

― Henry James

This weekend Mr Chiots and I are on vacation. We didn’t really go anywhere. Vermont was the original plan, but the thought of driving 10 hours in one weekend was too much, so we decided to enjoy the beauty in our own backyard. Friday was spent at a beach in Tenants Harbor with friends and yesterday we went down to Boothbay Harbor and Ocean Point.  Today we will do whatever we like, perhaps head back down to Ocean Point with our walking shoes or bicycles, or maybe we’ll head down to Marshall Point Lighthouse.
I have mentioned before how much I LOVE living in an area where there are distinct seasons. Summer is so much sweeter because there is a long, cold winter. I’m trying to soak up as much summer as I can while it’s here, making the most of my time in the garden and making the most of the lovely place we live. In the past week I’ve spent time sitting at the edge of the ocean on three separate occasions, it’s wonderful to live so close to the sea.

Do you have any vacation plans this summer? Will you be staying at home or traveling?

3 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Henry James”
  1. whit on August 3, 2014 at 8:32 am

    We just returned from the beach last weekend. Our beach is much different than ME’s though: fog, blowing sand, and cold water here in NW WA. If you’re lucky, the fog breaks in the afternoon. This year, we weren’t so lucky. :)

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  2. Nebraska Dave on August 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Susy, no beaches even remotely close to Nebraska. Oh, yeah, they try to make beaches along river fronts but I’ve been to beaches in Florida, California, and the gulf. I can truthfully say that river sand mud mixture is not really a beach. There’s no vacations in the near future for me. I’m still working on garden structure.

    I like the distinct seasons as well. It’s why I like Nebraska so well. The seasons are equal in length and each has it’s own qualities to enjoy. When I’m getting tired of one, the next one comes along and sparks new life into being outside.

    Have a great day at the beach.

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  3. Jennifer Fisk on August 4, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    But this is Vacationland,why would I leave. Seriously though, I went for 4 days on a privately owned island off of Millbridge last week. I still need to nap on a beach this summer.

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