Vacation Time=Wandering

Wandering in any direction I want to...going places in my mind, in actual fact, in books, online. That is one of the freedoms of a vacation I love the most. So here are some places I have visited in the last few days:
Mari Andrews via NapaArtonF1rst
Mari Andrews, her website is here. Her sculptures , installations and works in paper make me want to go right into the studio and experiment.I found her through sfgirlbybay, a blog we all know and love. 

Nantucket garden
 via 2 or 3 Things I know
I love this blog! She finds the best photographs and has eclectic taste I find exciting. This summer she has done some great posts that just make you feel bathed in it (summer, that is). Just look at this garden! I'd like to be sitting in it with a cappuccino right now.

I've been reading. Books. Five at the moment...here are three of them.

When we were in Quebec City last week we went to the top of the city, the citadel, and looked down on the famous Le Chateau Frontenac.

I've also been in the kitchen a little bit. Making watermelon and feta salad, and baking bread with flour we got at a gristmill that has been in operation since 1752.

P.S. John just made these, so I had to revise the post to include them. Warm and good.

We took friends up to Acadia National Park, and looked at the "porcupines" from on top of Cadillac Mountain.

And we've been sitting in the garden, enjoying it, rather than weeding it!

Next week it will be back to work, but for now, it is so sweet to do as we please. 


Rob Dunlavey said...

sitting rather than weeding… very good!
Lari, I have an interesting book to recommend: "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.
It's very peculiar and persistent.

Lari Washburn said...

Rob, that book looks very interesting...calling my local independent bookshop now! Thanks.

Kathryn said...

You're so close to so many wonderful places to visit. And those reads. The Elegance of the Hedgehog has become my favorite book ever after I read it last year. Be sure to check out Gourmet Rhapsody (it was supposed to come before Elegance but they didn't translate them in order)

Lari Washburn said...

Oh I will! It's been a slow start, but now I'm into it.

Katrina said...

your photographs are wonderful. so nice to get a glimpse into your summer. i grew up in rural New York state, so a view of the NE always makes me nostalgic. happy gardening.

Lari Washburn said...

Thank you so much Katrina for the compliment! New York is a beautiful state...and I hope you get back to NE sometimes. Hope your summer is going well.

Sophie Truong said...

seems like lovely vacations! i've been meaning to read the elegance of the hedgehog in French forever.. could so read a good book now! abd what's the name of these things that john baked? they look as good as the cover pic of his book!! yum!!

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