Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Those Who traveled the Roads of The Berkshires

As I traveled through the Berkshires this summer
My thoughts often went to those who
had traveled these roads before me.

As I drive along Historic Route 7
In Beautiful Vermont, I pass
The Summer Home of Lincoln

The Stone cottage of Robert Frost
and the quaint village of Arlington,Vt
where Norman Rockwell would find
locals to sit for his paintings.

As I get closer to Lenox, MA
long before Tanglewood
Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne
would take long walks and discuss life
as they both wrote amazing literary works
"Moby Dick" and "The Scarlett Letter
As they meet at Monument Mountain,
they would picnic and share thoughts.
Just Imagine those conversations

But not to be out done
Edith Wharton built the "Mount"
and wrote such books as
The Age of Innocence and The Buccaneers

The solitude and the beauty of the Berkshires
creates a background that makes one want to
discover the words of these Great Americans

What books have you read that have been
influenced by the Beauty of the Berkshires?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

SeaBags,Bracelets and The Berkshires

Well What a summer it has been
Besides doing what I love this summer

In between guests, I had time to explore,
from the Berkshires to the Beaches of Maine
Coming across amazing music, food and of course
stopping and looking at all things Nautical

It is hard to pick just three but thought I would put
on my OPRAH hat and share 3 of
K's Favorite Things

These adorable totes are made right in Portland Maine
from the company  Sea Bags
They are all unique and recycled from
salty aired,weathered sails, including some Americas Cup sails.

Just in case you were wondering, I have yet to
purchase this as a souviner, but....
There's still time

I am obsessed with the Ropes Of Maine
These beautiful preppy nautical and chic
bracelets are Maine Inspired and made
with marine rope and hardware
Ok I confess  I did treat myself to a couple of these.

But a girl can't have to many ropes ...
Just saying

But the Berkshires from
Mt Greylock to Tanglewood
may be my favorite
An area of true artistry and Beauty
A place to add to your list of favorite places
to see..

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ferry Boat Serenade

I have never been aboard a steamer
I am just content to be a dreamer
Even if I could afford a steamer
I will take the ferry boat every time

Maybe it was growing up on an Island

But just sitting on the dock
 or better yet
a summer ride on the Ferry 
brings back such warm memories
Memories of summer fun
Memories of the smells of the sea
Memories of shared laughter and friendships

So when I had the chance to go 
on the
 MailRun Ferry in Casco Bay
I was elated

A warm summer day, as I embark on 
a beautiful ferry ride to deliver the mail.

Watching historical sites emerge as we pass
 Numerous kayakers passing by
Families waving as the ferry brings letters and friends
for a summer adventure

everyone so excited for what was to come

But no one more excited than the Island Kids

as they wait patiently on the dock, sunkissed and eager
because their summer memories are made
each time the mail ferry leaves the dock
as he pulls safely away ,the hornblows and the
Island kids rush to catch the big wake ,
jumping off the dock,
squeals of laughter- the time of their lives..
I am reminded that no matter what Island
you get to live on, travel to or sail by
Memories are being made.

As the dog days of summer are upon us
Make a memory- it will last a lifetime