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

August 25, 2014

Busy Summer!

Due to the fantastic weather up here this summer, just for a change, and our wedding, I've now gotten WAY behind on my day trip & life-in-general posts.  A lot of people have been complaining about how cool it's been but I've been absolutely delighted with the temperature.  Oddly, the Pacific Northwest has been pretty much frying off and on all summer with terrible fires in Eastern WA, OR and in Idaho.  Even the rainy days have been sporadic and only a couple of thunderstorms, which is good because I don't like them and my dogs like them even less.

It was a bit stormy this late afternoon though, with tons of hail that fell in some towns on the Cape but not at our house.

Blackberries that are slowly ripening in the back yard.  After I took this pic I picked and ate the ripe ones!

Another Supermoon in August.

Made a quick trip to Butterflies of Cape Cod one morning.

Cercropia moth caterpillar getting BIG!

The day I went into Sandwich to get my hair cut and coloured, I had a chance to walk around a little bit near the salon, Classy Cuts.  These dog statues are near a vet's office.  So cute with their hat and snorkel!

Outside the wine shop.  I took it because of the Beringer bottle, having been there a few times in CA.

I met my cousin Diane for lunch one day and then we went for a cone at Twin Acres.  I never noticed their weathervane before! 

In addition, several other friends visited in August!  When Mary got to town, a group of us went to lunch at Bobby Byrnes one Saturday, although I only took this pic of Russell & his 'little sister'. (she was standing on a chair).

Plus I got to take two more items off the local bucket list when I visited Scituate when JoLisa was here from South Dakota, and Salem with Moriah & Bruce who were visiting from Canada! Although those day trips occurred a couple of weeks ago, I will be posting the pics over the next few days. August...and the whole summer....just flew by!


  1. I see worlds in those dew-drops - wonderful shots.

    JoJo, I am so sorry about you losing Tina, your close girlfriend - so suddenly too. My love to you. I wish there was more I could say.

    1. Thanks Robyn. It was a complete shock when I found out yesterday. I just can't believe I'll never talk to her again. :'(

  2. Time flies indeed! I liked seeing your diverse photos. Loved the super moon and that funny weathervane!
    Great you had busy summer, isn't it good when you someone to visit you or you yourself can visit someone?
    Have a nice day Jojo! I know I missed quite many posts of yours.. Wedding? Congrats dear!!! Many many happy years ahead!

    1. Thank you so much! And you've been so busy with the new baby, I'm not at all surprised you haven't had time to visit the blogs.

  3. Gorgeous!! Time flies when you are having fun!

    1. Thanks! And this summer has been wicked fun. Best time I've had since I was in my 20s.