Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Up North

With the daylight hours growing fewer by the second, I jumped at the opportunity to go on a mini road trip to visit some of my dearest friends in Thorndike, ME to tramp around in the warm grass with bare feet and do other country bumpkin type stuff like that. It was such a retreat, so much peace and quiet, greenery and nature, and of course more stars in the night sky than I think I've ever seen. Here are a few of my favorites from the weekend away.

{Emilee & Mr. Bunny... Jubilee (and those eyes!) & a dead butterfly}
{Christian on their recently added front porch. The log cabin is actually an addition onto a tiny A-frame cottage that they lived in the first year of their marriage!}
{Josephine and her hat.}
{Annabelle. One of six cats I met that weekend.}
{sisters watchin the chickens down at their grandparents' house}
{Josephine loved me taking her picture all weekend!}
{fresh sunflowers brighten up the already-awesome 1960s linoleum table}

Around here I'm surprised to find myself welcoming these dreary rainy days. Although I'm not at all ready to give up the sweltering heat and my Old Navy staple flips, I didn't mind pulling out a sweater from the depths of my closet for a nice cozy walk to work in the mist and fog.