away for the weekend: 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

fences and fresh air - newburyport

 Spring has sprung, here in the northeast
- and the first sunny weekend brought New Englanders out in droves
- I guess we were all feeling a little cabin fever...

Greg and I made a pit stop in Newburyport, Massachusetts
during a day of condo shopping -
Yep, last winter did us in
- we're trading in snow shoveling for snow shoeing!
(more downtime at Away)

Newburyport is a beautiful coastal town
with a waterside park and lots of restaurants and shops for poking around in.

Thank you for all your well-wishes for Laura.
She is doing well!

So now we're frantically cleaning, organizing, and decluttering - preparing our house for the market.
Definitely not on my list of fun things to do
- it's time to just git er done!

I am belatedly joining Theresa for Good Fences

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

brattleboro, vermont - our extended stay

Home of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital -
which has felt a bit like a third home to us this week...
And while I love just about any excuse for extending our weekends in Vermont -

a daughter with a ruptured appendix - and emergency surgery
doesn't actually top my list.
Yeah - definitely not looking to repeat this one...
We're so thankful to have Laura on the mend, now.

I also felt very lucky to find a little time to roam around downtown Brattleboro
-  known simply as "Brat" -
Bordering New Hampshire and also very close to Massachusetts, 
this town is all Vermont - with a bit of a hippie vibe.

- lots of galleries, bookstores, cafes - 
and for coffee lovers - Mocha Joe's - a must stop

- old fashioned lamp posts and fences
- and how about a shot with triple fences!!

- and about a gazillion wires...
yeah - lots of wires - everywhere...

So, we're hoping to bring Laura home this weekend -
which would make for a very happy Easter in our home.
Otherwise - hmmmm - maybe ham at the hospital?

I am wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

landgrove, vermont

While driving through Landgrove, Vermont,
I spied this beautiful horse standing in a snowy field
- the white horse in the white field had such a dream-like quality

Me: Wow - white on white - that sure was pretty! - I wonder how it would look in a photo
Greg: Too bad you don't have your camera
Me: Ummm, I do - but what are the chances she'll still be in the same spot?

The chances? Yeah, pretty much zero...
But I did manage to catch this shy beauty's last glance before she hid behind the trees.
Note to self - always have camera ready when driving through Landgrove...

More snow this morning - but then, this is Vermont...
I'm pretty sure mud season is on its way - then maybe Spring flowers

I'm joining Eileen for Saturday's Critters
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

hello, again!!

it's been a long and snowy winter, here in Boston
and like a bear - I've been hibernating
okay - not really - wishful thinking...
but enough of my laziness
Spring is on the horizon - I hope...

and while I do love winter
- not to mention the snowy Vermont countryside -
the commuting scene in Boston was getting u-g-l-y
 So, it turns out that poorly maintained trains don't like snow - 
and cold, weary commuters like trains that show up -
Not a winning combination...
On the upside, though,
there was lots of bonding and commiseration happening at the water coolers

we've had some new visitors at Away
- the perfect motivation to dust off my horribly neglected camera -
and get back on the horse - so to speak

I'd like to give a giant thank you to all who emailed and messaged me during my absence
Thank you for your kind thoughts and patience!
All is well - I've missed you!!

I'm joining Theresa at The Run*A*Round Ranch Report
for Good Fences
- because you know how I love a good barnyard fence :-)