New England girl

There is no better place than New England in the summer.

The summer has a special light to it, sunny, misty, hazy. The sound of sails clanging against masts as boats gently rock in their slips.

The smell of the sea, the look of wind tousled hair and the feel of sand in your shoes. I love it all. I love watching people climb over rocks looking for shellfish. Watching dogs bark at the waves.

Growing up in a coastal New England town I think you take it for granted. Even my down-trodden misjudged and abused little city has a special light to it. The sights and smells of summer are things I miss.

I’m thankful that I get to enjoy this time for a couple of weeks each year. I’m hopeful that Squidge will get to know this special place. Although she is English by birth she is also a New England girl. There are ice cream memories waiting for her here.

Family to spin her around until she falls over in fits of dizzy giggles.

We’re both looking forward to Wal’s arrival. He’s never experienced New England in the summer. I’m sure he’ll love it as much as I do.

7 Comments

  1. habitual
    July 27, 2008 /

    Awww, sniff….it’s true.

    I had a really hard time adjusting to life here. And all of the friends I made were from California, and they also had a hard time (mostly with Winter). But we all came to life here in the Summer. Boston is at it’s best in the summer…..although, fall is nice too. And spring. lol….

    I love New Bedford, I hope it makes a comeback because the housing stock is beautiful and there’s so much history there.

  2. jenty
    July 27, 2008 /

    Love the last photo.
    It looks like a very special place, so quaintly typically American, well… that’s how I see it 😉
    hope Wal enjoys it!

  3. byrney
    July 27, 2008 /

    I love boats!
    Looks like she’s having a great time, she’ll have great memories.
    Is that a beetle in the background??

  4. July 28, 2008 /

    That was very cool. It is very beautiful up there and your photos are AMAZING! Nice!

  5. July 28, 2008 /

    Those photos are just gorgeous — makes me want to go visit New England even more! Glad you are enjoying yourselves!

  6. July 28, 2008 /

    sounds fun!

  7. maria
    July 31, 2008 /

    sounds wonderful..very Norman Rockwell ish of you missy!!