It’s hard to see our vacation coming to a close, but at least I’ve got wonderful memories (and some lovely photos) as souvenirs!
“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”
(C. Day Lewis)
One of my favorite things to do when visiting my mom at her cottage in NH is to hike up Mt. Cardigan. Only 20 minutes away by car, the 1.5 mile hike is very easily accessible and not too strenuous. At 3156 feet, it’s certainly not the highest climb I’ve ever done, but I think you’ll agree that the view… (and the 360 degree panorama views) are pretty special! It occurred to me that hiking up Mt. Cardigan today might be a great way to see the solar eclipse, and I managed to persuade my husband and two neighbors from Goose Pond to come along. We brought along the requisite supplies – sweatshirts, hats, water, snacks, and, of course, homemade pin-hole “cameras” with which to view the eclipse. The eclipse in NH was only at about 62% coverage. This was what it looked like (courtesy of our pin-hole contraption): Though interesting, the pin-hole thingy was obviously not the most sophisticated way to experience the eclipse. However, we lucked out since a fellow eclipse-viewing hiker …
“How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.”
“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.”
What could be better than a boat ride on the Hudson? Only perhaps a spectacular sunset and equally amazing moon-rise!
“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.”
(Richard P. Feynman)
It’s still early for blueberries and tomatoes in New Hampshire, but the strawberries in my mom’s garden are ripe for picking!
“I paint flowers so they will not die.”
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”