Yesterday had little promise, weather wise, although the temperature was perfectly cool without being chilly. The sky almost always looked like it was going to burst with rain.
But we went to the Westford, MA Strawberry Festival, just the same. The DD had secured a booth, tend and table to hawk Microbrews Polish to the teens and trendsetters in town. We were proud to support her entrepreneurial efforts. (And I will be sporting very ORANGE nails in the near future!
Springdell Farm in Littleton. They had yarn, too. Hand dyed and reasonably priced. I'm just still on a "yarn diet." They may deserve their own day trip!
Even though I was (unreasonably) disappointed that I didn't have more chat time with DD, and that she wasn't selling polish hand over fist, looking back, I totally enjoyed the well-behaved puppies, and children on the green. CUTENESS prevailed.
And then, there is nothing like a white steeple to represent New England. I will have to investigate and see how similar or different the bell towers are from town to town. I'm thinking this one would be a challenge to paint AND make interesting.
Do you like the full length angle or the close up?
DH had another nearly sleepless night, and so I wasn't optimistic about having any adventures today. The only thing I thought needed to be done was taking out the trash. After the overdue trip to the "transfer center" (i.e. town dump), we picked up a late lunch and took the long way home. Next weekend is Hampton Beach's "world famous" sand sculpture contest, and I wanted to check out traffic, parking, etc. At the South end of Hampton Beach, we ran into a traffic back-up because the drawbridge was UP.
Finally the boat came into view. It must have radioed ahead to the bridge. My Google research indicates that it is 90' long and can be hired for deep sea fishing or cruises. I have NO interest in deep sea fishing, but today would have been a great day for it. Perhaps WHALE WATCHING!
We liked the look of the house... last one on the point of land. If you had a house with a turret, what would you put in it?
|The bridge itself was dedicated to Neil Underwood, a native of Hampton, NH who was killed by friendly fire, over France in 1944. I enjoyed the candor of the write up from the Hampton Library.|
|Very late in the day, I got a few close-ups of an enthusiastic Columbine which is blooming in the front yard. It must be in a good place!|
Whimsical, aren't they?