Posts Filed Under Summertime

I Am the One Who Needs to Buck Up

I Am the One Who Needs to Buck Up

While we were at the Vineyard our big kids got a hankering to stay at the beach all summer long. Hannah’s summer travel job had fallen through when the program’s admissions slipped and they unhired…

Soak up the Sun

Soak up the Sun

Vermont is enjoying the prettiest summer of our five years up here. We had a very wet spring and the mountains are every shade of green nature can dream up. The soil in this high…

One Fair Summer Evening

One Fair Summer Evening

You can only have good ideas when you have enough space. Last week I caught crabs in the sand and walked endless beaches with kids in search of the perfect wave. No time for the…

Summer Storms

Summer Storms

The whole island woke up at about two thirty in the morning. The air was thick with an unusual humidity and the storm was rolling in fast. The barometric pressure dropped and our ears tingled…

A Lesson in June

A Lesson in June

The kids are out for the summer and ours are all home one more time. I am blissfully working from home this summer without all the travel. There are a couple of projects that look…

The Farmstand

The Farmstand

The day we met the Pillemers we just needed tomatoes. We’d bought this silly quaint country store and our produce distributor was hell bent on sending us hothouse tomatoes. No matter how we begged and…

Enough

Enough

One day a few sumnmers back, Benjamin came home and told us he’d found a waterfall. It was a kid thing. All the teenagers knew about it. I remember him mentioning it in passing at…