Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Memories of New England in 2008

Last year in late September and early October, my friend-Lynn, treated me to ten days in New England.

I've decorated my home with framed photos and collages of the sights Lynn shared with me. Here they are.

Lynn and I grew up next door to each other from birth throughout our growing up years.

************Lynn, her husband-Ram, and I went on a twilight dinner cruise in Boston harbor on the Odyssey.

We dined at the popular east coast restaurant, Legal Seafood.

Lynn took me from Massachusetts all the way up to northern New Hampshire, into Maine, back to Massachusetts, into Rhode Island and finally to Boston.
***************The fall foliage was at its peak while we were amidst its beauty.

**************These sights were plentiful throughout New Hampshire.

We spent three days and three nights at the Grand Balsam's Resort in northern New Hampshire. It was indeed "grand."

********The Grand Balsam's Resort.

We bought a still-warm homemade pie at a stand in a front yard in Maine. We took it to Lynn and Ram's and enjoyed it for dessert that evening and breakfast the next.

If you're interested in reading about all of our adventures, please go to my Sunday, March 29th post, titled "Autumn in New England."

(My current NaNoWriMo word count is posted above the bright red and orange badge up yonder on the left side of my blog. I got in three writing sessions during the afternoon and evening on Tuesday, with breaks for a walk and to fix and eat dinner).


Natasha said...

Way cool! I lived in Massachusetts for many many years and enjoyed looking at your pics.

Now get to work writing!

Anonymous said...

I'm visiting my cousin in Maine next October. I can't wait, thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures!

Shaddy said...

Natasha: Holy cow! You get around. So far, I know you've lived in Wisconsin and Massachusetts and where you are now. How long is your list, may I ask? Good grief, I've lived in the same city forever and ever.

dayner: You will love Maine especially in October. New England is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Far out! You're almost a fifth of the way there. Rah, rah, siss, boom, bah!

Shaddy said...

Gully: From far out in Alaska, you're sending me a fifth? Bring it on! Writing always comes easier when I'm half in the bag.

Anonymous said...

You have such a beautiful/artistic way of capturing and sharing your memories. I'm the one that's impressed.

Shaddy said...

darksculptures: I needed to hear something positive just now. I just came from today's NaNoWriMo writing session. I wrote a lot of words but I'm not so sure if I accomplished much as far as the story goes. It would probably help if I knew where I wanted my story to go!!!

I keep glancing at my copy of Chris' book, No Plot? No Problem! He's our fearless leader and the author of the book so I mustn't stress over a lack of direction.

So far, I'm getting by on one glass of wine per evening. If I notice the adrenaline isn't pumping as I pursue my keyboarding adventure, I plan to refill my glass, hop back on my board and head for the slippery slopes lined with nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and the occasional interjection.

Gullible said...

Lean it to the left,
Lean it to the right,
Give up sleeping
and write all night!

Yea, Shaddy!!!

Shaddy said...

Gully: It ain't gonna happen! Nothing, absolutely nothing, keeps me up past 10:00PM.

I may lean to the left,
Lean to the right,
My left brain may fight my right
But no writing all night!

I'm keeping cool, calm and collected so I don't fizzle out.

Natasha said...

Hey, Shaddy, THANKS -- I've been writing like crazy and I see you mention 'glass of wine' above and it's a reminder that it's time for a glass of wine now.

So let me pour you a glass too and we can toast to our progress to date. You go girl!

Shaddy said...

Natasha: It appears I'm still on your tail regarding our word counts, at least I was last night.

Thanks for the wine. I definitely needed it so I could settle down and get to sleep after writing for over 2 hours right before bed time. Writing gets my mind stimulated and it isn't able to stop churning out creative ideas for a while.

My wine glass is presently empty but cheers to you anyway.

McGuire said...

Those frames are amazing, I want some! I would love to make some of my books of poetry with those kinds of borders, albiet in a fabric form, really nice and earthy. Brilliant.