All summer we take our morning coffee out on the porch which is in the front of the house. But this particular morning was a bit chilly, and I decided to take my coffee on the love seat in the kitchen (the back of the house) and saw this. So beautiful. It was the sun coming up through the trees and the fog. It felt like a gift.
It has been far from chilly the past few days 97 on the bank sign today and HUMID. I am so looking forward to fall.
I got a couple of walks in. I saw this jewel weed. It usually grows where poison ivy grows. Jewel weed can help with the rash that poison ivy gives. But look at that bloom it looks like an orchid.
Monday my friend called, and we walked down to Squam Lake for a swim then out for drinks and nachos. A really pleasant afternoon.
Today we went to a "famous" diner for breakfast. I do not think we will make a return trip, but it was still a nice day we went to Enfield NH to the shaker village. And as usual that happens to us it was closed but we walked around a bit. Look at this crazy amazing building!!! It is built with granite blocks.
One house was under repair but still old and beautiful.
Founded in 1793, this village was the ninth of 18 Shaker communities to be established in this country. At its peak in the mid 19th century, the community was home to three “Families” of Shakers. Here, Brothers, Sisters, and children lived, worked, and worshiped. Here, they practiced equality of the sexes and races, celibacy, pacifism, and communal ownership of property.
Striving to create a heaven on earth, the Enfield Shakers built more than 100 buildings (including the Great Stone Dwelling, the largest-ever Shaker edifice), farmed over 3,000 acres of fertile land, educated children in model schools, and followed the “Shaker Way” of worship.
We will return when they are open.
We were also in Norwich VT. This is the Norwich Inn. A lovely old building.
In total awe of the fence, the curve of it ...
and how it gracefully turns the corner just lovely.
But you know what else is in Norwich VT? King Arthur Flour home store. I love to walk around get wonderful ideas and maybe treat or two. I bought some powdered cheddar cheese for my bread making this fall and winter. Husband bought a few chocolate Croissants to bring home.
And speaking of baking I used my garden's garlic, tomatoes, and zucchini to make a yummy casserole. I added a few cheeses rolled the zucchini around the cheese and covered with my sauce and more cheese into the oven. It really was so tasty.
I am on my new med who knows if it is working yet but I do have more energy. I do get a test once a year for my thyroid levels. This happened in a 9-month span since my last blood work. Who knows why after 26 years it changes???
Have a wonderful week!