Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

August 29, 2011

Contentment Reigns Supreme

Life in Buzzards Bay is very peaceful.

The sight of both our vehicles at home makes me beam with happiness.

The shed on the top of the hill is in pretty bad shape, but it's picturesque.  I've stored all the empty boxes in there and we'll see what happens this winter w/ the snowfall since there's an empty space where the window should be, on one side of it.

I was sitting on the back deck stairs one night earlier this month.  It was about 5:30 p.m.  I'd just gotten home from spending a lovely afternoon with my dear friend Martha (from college; we've been friends nearly 30 years), at her family's cottage in Dennisport. The weather was finally cool, with a nice breeze and there were big puffy clouds in the sky making cool patterns.  I could hear the train whistle, and I could also hear the ice cream truck music as it made it's nightly run through our neighborhood.  It was one of those perfect moments of peace and solitude.  

Queen Anne's Lace.  

I'm not good at botany, but my Facebook friends helped me identify this as Hosta.

No idea what this is, but possibly purple fringed orchid or some kind of fireweed.

Rose of Sharon tree on the side of the house.

Rose of Sharon.

Lilies in the front yard.

Doesn't it just scream out for a couple of pink flamingos?  

Pokeweed tree.

Pretty bowl of beach and bead treasures

Another bunch of beach and glass treasures.

Life is better than good, it's GREAT!


  1. Such lovely pix. I am so happy for you and proud of you for taking a risk and breaking free of something that was not working. As logical as it sounds to do that, most of us do not, and you DID!

    Good on ya!

    Enjoy every second.

  2. Pretty flowers! I love to get seashore stuff but I never realized that I could make them as a decor. Perhaps I should put future picks at our backyard. Really nice photos, thanks for sharing!

    A Ladybug's Life


  3. I'm so happy to see YOU so happy!

    The plant looks a bit like rosebay willowherb, but I'm not saying that's what it is. I don't even know if you have that. Over here it's a pretty weed.

  4. It's looks so idyllic! I never thought about stone/shells decor either---duh! It'll make more since to have such things when I move home,if we ever get there!:)

    Michael and I daydream about visiting all the time. Not sure HOW that sounds or how lame it might be to daydream like that and discuss it but we do!

  5. Anonymous3:52 AM

    Sooooo glad to know that you've finally found peace and happiness (we'll all be round for dinner shortly!)

  6. Hi JoJo -- just catching up on your latest posts after a busy summer. It sounds like it's been an emotional few months for you and just wanted to wish you much happiness in your new life on the Cape...

  7. Bliss.....
    It's so good to see you so very happy, babe :-)