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Friday, July 11, 2014


Isn't summer wonderful!? Just loving these summer days and evenings. The light is so grand and the long days are so great for getting things done or just enjoying a lazy day. But who's days are really lazy. Did have a few on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Lovely weather, interrupted by Hurricane Arthur. It turned out to be just a downpour of rain and winds, not too bad at all and the next day was fabulous and we were swimming in the ocean. Great waves, Jack loved it too!

Martha's Vineyard in pictures

                                         Ferry going to MV, Love her name

It's an extremely large ferry, actually the largest and newest! Has WiFi, TV, Cafe, and lots of indoor and outdoor sitting, and air conditioning, even double decker car transport. We always take our car.

                                         Oh yes Jack on the ferry! Such a good boy❤

Black Dog Sail boat, I heard parents telling their little kids it is a pirate's ship! Looks like one, they have school programs for kids on the island to learn the ropes of sailing and 5 day sleepovers.

                                                    Many gorgeous homes too

                                                  My hydrangea's are doing well, love them

Rose Beach Plums and so fragrant

Tasty Honeysuckle

And what would it be without a random lovely "Daisy"
"He loves me, he loves me not"

Jack taking himself for a walk to the beach

Day after the Hurricane, rough surf, normally no waves

Very windy, maybe that's why it's not focused :  (

Could Jack have found a larger stick/log!?

Photographer I am not!

Few Golf days

Some grilling and something in the background

More of this

Oh we had a nice break! Can't wait to go back in two weeks for two weeks and then all our vacations are over. (at least for the summer)

I read three books, a true sign of summer for me
The Husband's Secret
Orphan Train
The Rosie Project 
And began The Silver Star

Thanks so much for visiting me here in my little blogland. Thank you to all my new followers, I love seeing new friends joining me, so then I get to have new blogs to visit too! Be back soon. Sorry I missed many blogs, but I will be back on track now! Happy days to you all and hope you have some time to smile and laugh and give someone a big HUG!




  1. Looks like a great place to visit. Thank goodness the hurricane was not as bad as you thought and no major impact on your break. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I have read the first three and loved them. I love your pictures Robin, after just reading and or listening to three of Erin Hilderbrand's book involving Martha's Vineyard and other islands up that way I feel like I was almost there with you.

  3. Hi Robin, I loved seeing your photos as we visited MV last september for our holidays.Brought back lovely memories.

  4. Good to see you, Robin! What fun you had at the Vineyard! We visited Nantucket for 4 days, my sister and I, and stayed in one of our ancestor's homes, the Jared Coffin House. I ***LOVED*** it there. Have fun on your 2 week vacation there!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. What a gorgeous place to have a break, Robin, and I'm so glad the weather didn't spoil things for you. How nice to see Jack having a good doggy time, he's a lovely boy! Have a great weekend, xoJoy

  6. Hello Robin,

    Seems that you've had the best summer-holidays, and Jack has enjoyed it all too! I wish the beautiful weather continues - happy July!

    Many greetings from hot and sunny Finland!


  7. Hi dear Robin what a wonderful holiday you enjoyed and Jack had such fun too...his stick was nearly as big as he is..bless him. I am glad you will have time to get back there again soon. Enjoy the summer, hugs xx

  8. Hi Robin, Looks like fun in the sun. So glad you were not to close to that hurricane.
    Thanks for taking us along.
    Anne xx

  9. Lovely! Nice to see you making the best of summer!

  10. Hello lovely Robin I so enjoyed your pictures of MV and am glad you were safe from the hurricane. Jack looks so cute and happy too! I hope you have a wonderful summer!
    Helen xox

  11. Sounds heavenly!!! AND, you get to go back too! I love to be somewhere that I am relaxed enough to read. I have not read a good book in a long time!
    Such great photos!
    xo Kris

  12. Nice place to visit ! I don't know it so thanks for the pictures and happy that the hurircane didn't break more for you ! Have a nice day !