I don’t know about you, but it’s nary the end of May and as usual, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends inside and out. The gardens and my little booth are keeping me humming along, not to mention my FIRST (and most important) job as chief homesteader at Dandelion House. I’m guessing you’re doing the same thing in your own special farmgirl ways, so I’ve decided we should all play hooky for the day! Don’t hem and haw now! Let’s just go! Quick! Step on to the launch pad! Scotty… Beam us to the beach please before we change our minds! One, two, threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Sh. Close your eyes and listen. Do you hear the gentle crashing of the waves in the distance? Can you smell the scent of lilacs in the breeze? Is the sun warm on your back? Good! Welcome to the Cottage Life! We’re coming Max!!!
I love walking around our beach community this time of year and you will too!
The marsh grass is turning green
and the wild beach plum blossoms look like tiny cotton balls from a distance.
Another reason I love this time of year at the Beach is the fact that it’s so QUIET…The birds are singing, Robins are on the lawn hunting and pecking and the mourning doves call out to us in their sweet low way to welcome us back for another season.
This is the time of year residents are out for the day to plant their gardens, paint some trim and sweep the cobwebs out. Other residents take on larger projects such as remodels, or in some cases entire renovations. While it’s sad to see the older cottages with their small cozy rooms come down its good to know that families are investing in the future of our community and ensuring they’ll be something there for the next generation to enjoy and care for. We have one neighbor that planted a small memory orchard in his backyard that I can’t wait to share with you in a future post!
This is our little Sea Horse below. We pulled two big shrubs out from in front of it three years ago with the idea that we’d like to add a deck across the front so we can sit outside and enjoy the sea breezes. In the meantime we pull a couple of chairs out front so we can ” practice ” what it will be like when we have it all finished! We move slow at the beach I guess. THIS YEAR for sure!
One only needs the essensials when living The Cottage Life…It beckons you to shut the door on the ” real world” and just be. Max has ” just be ” down!
I for one think the next best thing to a spending time away in a cottage would have to be going out on the open road and meeting up with the Glampers on the Loose Glampfire Girls! Or, maybe your GREAT ESCAPE is right in your own backyard in your garden room, glamping tent, gazebo, or greenhouse. How about catching some air with your loved ones on this vintage swing set?
Whatever YOUR interpretation of The Cottage Life is I hope you find it this summer. This weekend is the perfect time to start… Row your boat, take a hike, and sip your coffee. Breathe deep. Just be!
Until our next shoreline visit~ Blessings to you and yours for a happy Memorial day…May we all remember and honor every brave man and women who have, will and do serve this great nation so that we can enjoy ” The Cottage Life “.
Much love and GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Sister Deb # 1199