jeudi 14 août 2008

nostalgic memories of summer

August is running so quickly towards september and here in my Quebec country, we can already feel the changing of the season. I am up early, it is barely 7am, but i want to make the most of the last few days i have left before i return back to work. I feel a little nostalgic, summer went by in a flash. Today, the sun is shining and the sky is blue and pure, such a rarety in this year's rainy and stormy summer. In fact, i think the forecast was calling for some more rain today...Anyway, as i was saying, the weather is changing slowly, i smell it, i can see how the light is different. And at this early time of the morning, the dew is thick and the air is fresh. i had to keep my windows closed and decided i needed to put my oooh so soft knitted socks i made during my vacation. They are so comfy and they keep my little feet so warm. ( yes, i do have little feet, my hubby even tells me my toes look like jelly beans. ) In a few weeks i know i will have to start using the wood stove to warm the kitchen in the early chilly mornings. But that is a comfort thought. I like the smell of the wood burning and crackling and i feel content to just sit and knit near in the quietness of the early morning. Soon fall will unfurl her beautiful colors and it will be time for apple picking, and cooking comfort food and thinking of halloween. My fingers are already itching for some crafting ideas i want to make. As much as i love the fall season, summer remains my favorite time of the year. I have fond thoughts and fresh memories of my vacation in Cape Cod i spent with my family a few weeks ago. It was too short a stay, but it was wonderful ! We were lucky to find a quaint little cottage with a gorgeous view of the ocean. I just loved sitting outside after a long day at the beach and knit with one of my daughters as we would listen to the gentle sound of the waves and look at the long grass dancing in the wind. We spent most of our days going to South Beach near Chatham ( for those of you who know the area ) and to me, South Beach is a must see and one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen.

You can walk for miles and not see a soul except for a few curious seals who like to follow and observe you from a short distance. They come close enough for you to admire them, but they are a bit shy if you try to come too close. I love talking long walks, trying to find some treasures. I was hoping for some rare rare sea glass, but my hunt was not successful. Although i came back home with a nice collection of shells and pieces of driftwood. I just love how the wood turned a beautiful washed grey color. And my hubby even found 2 beautifully intact sand dollars ! That really made my day ! I am always amazed at those little wonders nature creates...I was born on the east coast of Canada and i always feel strong emotions each time we come to Cape Cod. I remember spending many summers at my grandmother's who lived in a little village by the sea.




Oh, these were the best times. Such fond memories resurfaced and i felt nostalgic. I would spend the rest of my life here, living in a tiny house by the sea. Oh well, as they say, good things always come to an end and after a memorable week, we had to head back home, our hearts filled with happy memories we can never forget.












************* Goodbye Cape Cod, we miss you already ******************





















































6 commentaires:

BeachysCapeCodCupboard a dit…

What a beautiful blog YOU have! Thank you for visiting mine today! I see you are originally from the east coast of Canada (my great grandma was from PEI)! =) And hubby's family is originally from Quebec (he's of French descent). I'll be back for more visits here! Happy Thursday!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard a dit…

Hubby is from the Cape actually, but his great (or gr-gr) grandparents from were from Quebec City, I believe. I've been to New Brunswick!!! My parents had a cottage in Patten, Maine, so we visited New Brunswick while staying at the cottage, as it was such a short distance away. =)

nuttyirishman a dit…

Okay I'm leaving a note but don't speak French so we'll hope this is correct! ;-)

We adore Chatham! The most gorgeous village on the Cape, in my opinion. Congrats on getting to have such a wonderful holiday there! I'm envious! ;-)

nel a dit…

Beautiful photos and lovely memories... I love the soft, muted colors of the Cape and what a beautiful place to collect shells and driftwood. Looks so peaceful and beautiful.

mademoiselle G a dit…

Superbes photos! Manquait que la plus belle pour compléter la bande hihihihi! Merci pour tes encouragements sur mon blogs, je suis contente de mes dessins dernièrement, j'en mets encore un autre ce soir ou demain matin encore mieux! Une fois scannés on verra mieux...
à bientot! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

blueberries in the fields a dit…

À mademoiselle G... C'est vrai qu'il ne manquait plus que toi, la plus belle. :) J'y ai pensé et celaaurait été tellement super d'avoir mes trois filles à mes côtés...Hâte de voir tes nouveautés !