My Aunt Rose used to describe herself as an "up-looker" because she was an optimistic person. Sometimes, I remember to look up because of her. Within a few blocks of my house, this is what I saw today when I started looking up.
Mine! All mine .....because I am a Massachusetts taxpayer! After an eight-inch snowfall decorated all 500 acres of the place, I felt like an heiress, skiing along the miles and miles of trails in MY state park. Can you find Castle Hill on the map?
That's where I found a nice long hill to ski down (and climb back up!)
(These photos are from the website of Friends of Maudslay. My camera battery died.)
No, I didn't fly south for the weekend! This photo from a visit last fall just made me laugh today. I had gone to the beach with my sister and a couple of friends at the end of the day for a huge drumming/dancing gathering when I noticed this couple fussing with their chairs. I swear they kept at it for 15 minutes, missing the entire beautiful sunset. For all I know, they're still there!
I ran out of coffee today, but fortunately, I can walk to a great little coffee shop in ten minutes (Nice setting, huh?) where I can buy a pound (not 12 oz!) of the most gorgeous, oily black French Roast Colombian organic, fair-trade coffee beans for only $9. I am frugal in other areas (I try to make a tank of gas last a month) so I can indulge in delicious coffee.
I didn't get on this train headed into Boston this morning, but I have enjoyed this ride many times. It's a great 55-minute trip , with views of the salt marshes, small towns, horse farms, small cities, and then The Big City. I love that the station is only 4 minutes (walking) from my house.
My cousin Kim from Martha's Vineyard came to Newburyport today for a visit! Like sunshine on a cloudy day. She enjoyed the silliness of this sign with a backwards USA advertising MAPS. Something tells me not to trust this outfit to point me in the right direction.
This is a photo from the website of Moseley Woods, a park along the river where I like to spend time. Tonight I went to a meeting of the Moseley Woods Commission. There are openings on the commission right now, and I was invited to apply. I found out that it takes a lot of work to keep a park operating and available for people. Should I include in my letter of interest that I'm a fan of the TV show Parks and Recreation?