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Saturday’s Thought – Savoring the Last Days of Summer

“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”

(C. Day Lewis)

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Celebrating the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Joana Style)

 

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 gave us a pair of eclipse glasses to try out.

(Here I am happily rocking my new look…)

Viewing the eclipse through the glasses was totally amazing.  The glasses not only provided the necessary eye protection, but they also made it possible to see the moon over the sun as if it were in 3D.

I managed to photograph the eclipse, too, by placing the glasses over the lens of my camera.  

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My Favorite Things – Boating on the Hudson

(Which, by the way, happens  for us about once in a blue moon!)

But we lucked out last week with an invitation to  dinner, along with a boat ride on the Hudson.  Even better, the weather was sublime AND we even had a full moon.  So, from the middle of the Hudson somewhere near Tarrytown, NY, here’s what life looked like on Sunday…

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Friday’s Thought – A Colorful Life

“Each color lives by its mysterious life.”

(Wassily Kandinsky)

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Friday’s Thought – In the Depths of Summer

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

(Sam Keen)

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Friday’s Thought – A Natural Tapestry

“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)

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My Favorite Things – The Early Fruits of Summer

I’ve had a hectic two weeks – including playing 14 Wicked shows and a trio concert in Vermont – so tonight I am relishing having a teeny breather before we head off to Saratoga, NY for more fun with New York City Ballet.  Escaping the heat and noise of the Big Apple is quite welcome at this time of year.  Speaking of fruit, my appetite was piqued on my short stay last weekend with my mom in her cottage in New Hampshire.

Here’s what’s flourishing in her garden right now…

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