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Wonderful weekend

Sunday sunset at the Point
Sunday sunset at the Point

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”

~ A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Two-thirds of The Gang
Two-thirds of The Gang

The last of our guests left us today to travel home.  The house and ranch are quiet, and there is space now to sit back, relax, and soak in the activities of the weekend.  M and I have been comparing notes, catching each other up on conversations one or the other missed, and sometimes sitting in the contented kind of silence that occurs after you’ve had a wonderful weekend with friends.

Egret on Assateague Island
Egret on Assateague Island

We went to the northern part of Assateague Island in Maryland to see the ponies and the birds, to walk on the beach and to wade in the ocean or watch the waves reach the shore.  We went to Chincoteague Island and the southern part of Assateague in Virginia to see more wild horses, birds, and waves on the beach.  We went out to watch sunsets, and to eat lunch and dinner.  We stayed in for some meals, and took walks around the Wabi-Sabi Ranch.  We explored historic Princess Anne, and learned a little about the history of this part of the world.

Wild horses of Assateague Island
Wild horses of Assateague Island

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

~ Bernard Meltzer

A gull in the bay
A gull in the bay

Except for the day everyone arrived (Thursday, when it rained), we had beautiful weather for seeing some of the Eastern Shore sights.

It was a bright and shiny day.
It was a bright and shiny day.  (Assateague Island)

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

~ Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

In the dew of little things.   (Dew drop on wild cherry leaf early this morning.)
In the dew of little things. (Dew drop and light on wild cherry leaf early this morning.)

We did all sorts of things and maybe someday sooner or later I’ll tell you the stories of the weekend, but right now I just want to convey the feelings, the laughter, the sharing, and the camaraderie.

Six
Six

The World is so empty if one thinks only of the mountains, rivers, and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever you do, don't sink!
Whatever you do, don’t sink!

How was your weekend?  Did you do anything exciting, or maybe not so exciting but worth a mention?

Harborside
Harbor side

I have a bazillion photos to sort through, and hope to share with you soon.  Thank you so much for visiting today, and joining me in a quick hopscotch through the weekend.  I hope your days have been as fine as mine.

Friday's sunset
Friday’s sunset

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Tangier Sound
Tangier Sound

On this 7th day of the 100 Days of Gratitude challenge, I am grateful for a long weekend spent with friends; shared laughter; shared sunsets; long talks as we sat around the kitchen table; and safe travels for my friends.

Autumn colors.  (From this morning's walk.)
Autumn colors. (From this morning’s walk.)
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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

9 thoughts on “Wonderful weekend

  1. Your photos are so beautiful, infused with peace and light, and your love of nature. There is something magical about the way you process these beautiful captures.
    And what an amazing deck to have for sitting and watching and talking and rocking….

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  2. Robin, ohhhhh, how wonderful! Laughter, sharing, friendship….all in the midst of STUNNING beauty!..what joy!
    I spent an inspiring weekend with 60 delightful, spirited, sincere and loving women in a workshop called “The Regenesis of Women”…another delight!

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