Friday, June 6, 2014

Freeform Friday: Bookclub/Champagne Ladies & 70 Years Later

Back To The Garden

I spent the evening with my Bookclub/Champagne Ladies last night. A soul-refreshing and welcome respite from the daily grind.

We gathered at Kath's, aka Soy Goddess, on the hill in Kensington where we took time to visit her garden which supplies not only her household, but her restaurant Blue Moon Evolution in Exeter, NH.

It rained all day, but it cleared up ever so nicely, just in time for the garden tour and sunset.

Here's Kath/Soy Goddess, Laurel/Pearl, and Carey/Martha. Oh, and Otis' butt.

And Kath, Me, and Carey (taken by Pearl).

Of course you can bring champagne on a garden tour!

Oh, and the view. Did I mention the view? Another Big Sky view like Andrea's in yesterday's post.

The garden hostess. Always on the hunt for weeds.

Next time I'll have my camera in hand, not just my phone.

Then the sun started to set.


And one more glimpse of the view as we headed back to the house.

Thanks Kath.

I needed that.

Freeform Friday

As I was choosing something to go along with the garden tour, I thought immediately of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's Back to the Garden at Woodstock and found this great footage.  Click here if you're reading via email.

When it got the end, they'd tagged on Find The Cost of Freedom - with this refrain 'find the cost of freedom, buried in the ground, Mother Earth will swallow you, lay your body down'.  A chilling sentiment and fitting today, the 70th Anniversary of D Day. The day in which allied forces stormed the beaches at Normandy. Casualties for the Allied forces, on the first day alone, were at least 12,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead. That is the horrifically sad, and tragic cost of freedom. Click here if you're reading via email.

In honor of those who fought in the invasion and especially those who gave their lives for the freedom of others on this day 70 years ago today, and never got home to their sweethearts, a song that was beloved during the war, probably because it helped the soldiers think of happier times at home. Click here if you're reading via email.

God bless them all.

Have a great Friday and an even better weekend.

Ciao for now,


  1. Look at all that green! So beautiful...especially to someone who lives in the desert!

    1. thanks sam! I always forget you're in the dessert. completely different landscape for sure

  2. looks like you had a wonderful time. did you ever get to discussing the book? lol

  3. X I need such a grou. Might have to finagle up such a thing.

    1. bookclub has been going about 18+ years. WOW. that's weird just even typing it. it really did start out as a bookclub but it is SO much more.

  4. Love the amount of green in your photo's! A book club sounds lovely. I don't get to reading as much as a should, so a book club might be a good thing to 'force' me to read some more. I should make more time for it, cause reading is something I enjoy a lot!

  5. Your book club meeting sound so amazing and those photos, swoon! I love how you captured the light in the 11th shot. So beautiful. Happy Monday morning, dear and talk to you soon. xo


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