Does a place have consciousness, such that it can receive gratitude for what it has given just by being itself?
~ Trebbe Johnson
Hello! How are you? I’m sorry I missed the weekend coffee share. M and I had to take a little trip to Pennsylvania to see family. It was a last minute decision and there wasn’t time to put anything together before I left. It’s no longer the weekend, but I can still offer you a beverage and a comfy place to sit while we chat a little bit. You might have to do most of the chatting as I’m not feeling particularly talkative today. It’s the heat, mostly. There are other things, but they’ll wait for another day.
It is a scorcher here today. The heat was turned way up a few days ago, and it’s been getting hotter and hotter. It is not a good day to be outside unless you’re in the pool.
This is the time of year when I would normally do something that displeases my friends from the north. I start posting photos of snow and ice in an effort to help me cool off and take my mind off of my summer version of SAD. I thought I’d do something different this year and flash back to a trip M and I took in 2012. We traveled through some of the Canadian Maritimes (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia), and then went to Maine to visit Acadia National Park. We went early in the season (beginning of June) when the weather was still delightfully cool.
I enjoyed all of the places we visited, but my favorite by far was Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. I would move there in a heartbeat if I could, something I’ve probably mentioned several times either here or on my old blog. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited so far on my not too extensive travels.
Today is a good day to look at all the refreshing blues and greens, and bring back the memories of cooler weather. I am pretty sure we wore jackets, or at the very least long sleeved shirts, during most of our trip. We hiked in the rain and in the fog as well as on sunny days, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.
That’s about it from me and from my photo archives for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. If you’re dealing with the heat like we are, I hope the images helped to cool you off a little. If you’re in the midst of winter, perhaps the sunshine in a lot of the photos will help to warm you.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
Today’s joys: Air conditioning; ice; the luxury of taking it slow and easy; the luxury of being able to stay indoors on such a hot day; the luxury of being able to take a dip in the pool.