Whirlwind Weekend

I am pleasantly tired at the end of a busy weekend, which included: a sunset sail, several garden walks, a tour of the Coast Guard’s tall ship Eagle, long conversations into the night, the annual vintage car show on Chestnut Street, and a Red Sox game. Highlights of a New England summer all in one weekend! We have (for now) made it out of the muggy days of midsummer and are in the golden days of late summer: no humidity, just bright sun, warm days and cooler nights with just a whiff of Autumn in the evening breeze. The disappearance of humidity always recovers my will to live: I am not a summer person, but as long as there is a cool breeze mitigating the hot sun I’m fine—-everybody’s fine. I’m sure the humidity will return—and Fall will be here soon—which makes beautiful August days like these all the more precious.

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20190811_151931Mid-August in Salem and Boston: a sunset sail on the Schooner Fame Friday night, Salem Story Walk in the Ropes Garden & a visit to the US Coast Guard’s Barque Eagle on Saturday, the Phillips House-sponsored annual vintage car meet on Sunday morning, at Fenway Sunday afternoon (the Red Sox lost in extra innings–I was so impressed with the score-keeping of the kid in front of me, who only took a break for an ice cream cone).


5 responses to “Whirlwind Weekend

  • Pearl

    That Thunderbird with the Kennedy bumper sticker. Classic!

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  • fbradking

    As usual, Dona, gorgeous photos!!

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  • Lisa

    Donna, This post has prompted me to write to tell you some interesting discoveries have experienced lately from reading your posts. Your posts usually prompt me to order a book or two…I have recently received The Lure of the Garden, waiting for Imagining Ichabod, and am currently reading Journey Through New England, A Guide (1976).
    Last night when reading the Journey Through New England there is a story on the tall ships, Newport and the Grand Spectacle, 1976. The US Coast Guard Eagle is shown, among others.
    Also, when I was re-reading my 1892 copy of China Collecting in America,
    Alice Morse Earle, she relates in the last chapter places to see old collections, and mentions The Museum of the East India Trade Co. During her visit “it grieved my heart…it’s charm was gone”, describing the new renovations. Had to share this with you.

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