Monday, September 3, 2012

The (Not-So) Lazy Last Days of Summer

My visit to Connecticut was great, though restful only in tiny spots. Instead of leisurely sitting on the terrace as I expected on the first day, we went to the beach. What a treat! I love the beach, especially the Connecticut shore -- Old Lyme and Old Saybrook area -- where I spent lots of very happy hours growing up. I don't get there very often and I haven't been to any beach at all this summer, so this was a wonderful surprise. After I met my friend Lonni in New Haven she asked if I wanted to go to the beach. I don't think ten seconds went by before I said yes.
This is the photo I tried to post on Saturday from my phone. The post came through, but without the photo. 

Lonni's friends were so gracious. We took a quick trip to Old Saybrook, did a little art and gift shopping and tried the new frozen yogurt store. After our beach visit, we sat in the backyard, puppies at our feet, tuna and chicken on the grill, and blueberry pie for dessert. Is there a sweeter end of summer evening? 

 This is the front yard of the house we were visiting. I didn't see it at the time, but autumn is definitely on the way. Summer, please stay a few more weeks. It's getting dark too soon for my taste. 

The rest of the weekend flew by. We shopped, ate (all delicious, but way too much!) and chatted, as only friends of very longstanding -- 50+ years -- can do. I am tired, but delighted that I was able to physically do the trip and have such a good time. I hope your weekends were equally enjoyable. 

And now the question on my mind...How can it possibly be September 3? As I ask every year, where did summer go? 


Theresa said...

Oh what a fun time:) Old friends... chatting and shopping and just enjoying the last days of Summer together! Enjoy your evening dear friend, HUGS!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely beach! So happy that you enjoyed your visit.

Nellie said...

It sounds just like the perfect way to usher in September!

Take care of yourself, Buttercup!

Ms Sparrow said...

Glad you had a nice time. Now back to the old grindstone!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The beach is my favorite place to be so I'm happy that at least you got to go. I didn't. With the threat of rain hanging over us. Most of our time was spent at home.
Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Marie Rayner said...

How wonderful Buttercup! Looks like the perfect weekend! xxoo

Andrea said...

Looks like an awesome visit!! Yes, where did the summer go??

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Susie said...

Time seems to be flying by for me this year. On the 19th of this month, my best friend will be gone 6 months. I sure miss her. Our walks and talks. Shopping trips and lunchs. So happy you got to be with your dear friend of so many years.xo, Susie

Lynda said...

Your weekend sounds like the Labor Day Weekends I remember in upstate NY - -- where we do one last fling in the water and at the grill. Praise God you were well enough to be able to do this and had such a great time!