once more to the lake.

July 5, 2009

dockblanket me_watermelon lillipads james (2) dragonflyi mentioned before that james and i spent my birthday on lake waccamaw, about a 45 minute drive from wilmington in a place that feels like it’s a world away. here, a few pictures. and a link to one of my all-time favorite essays by e.b. white, once more to the lake. if you haven’t read it, take a moment on a sunday afternoon to indulge. i think you’ll like it.

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  • Reply Anna Caroline July 5, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks for the tip 🙂 Guess i'll go and prepare a cuppa tea then.
    /Anna Caroline
    Design Studio 210

  • Reply Melita July 5, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    love the dragonfly. they say whenever you see them they are good luck, whether that is true or not, i love seeing them. they make me happy!

  • Reply Stevi July 5, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    What a great essay. I love your pictures and blog also! Such a good pick-me-up.

    Wish I was at my favorite lake, Lake Powell where I grew up close to. Enjoy your lake day!

  • Reply KLBK July 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    thanks! and oooh summer = watermelon

  • Reply kinsey elise July 5, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    mmm a wonderful essay to read on a lazy afternoon.

    I love the picture of the lily pads. 🙂


  • Reply orange sugar home July 5, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    simple pleasures. the dragonfly is precious. looking forward to reading the essay. thanks.

  • Reply katiecrackernuts July 6, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Happy birthday and I LOVE that hat. Reminds me of the Helen Kamanski hats I coveted as an older teen. Saw one in an op shop the other day and pounced, but I have a small hat and all my life have spent time chasing hats that have blown from my head. Love hats but sadly they don't love me.
    Thanks for the comment on the Maiden Threads outfit. It's a cute tee isn't it?

  • Reply denise July 6, 2009 at 2:33 am

    I can understand why Once More to the Lake is one of your favorite essays. I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you.

  • Reply Dawn M July 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Love the visual notes of your day, great pattern on your throw/blanket, Dawn

  • Reply valerie July 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I don't know you but I just wanted to tell you that I like your blog, it s fresh and full of little details and nature.
    So happy belated birthday and keep going, you make us feel happy.

  • Reply Erin July 6, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    merci, valerie!

  • Reply vintage simple July 6, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    …and i think it'll acquire even more significance when (or if) you have kids… loved reading it. (and actually, husband bill loved reading it, too!) thanks, erin.

  • Reply Thao July 6, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Those watermelon photos are priceless! I love gnawing on fresh watermelon on a hot day.

  • Reply Rebecca (Dog-Eared) July 7, 2009 at 4:34 am

    your hat is fabulous. and that watermelon is making me hungry. jealous on both counts! 🙂

  • Reply Carissa July 7, 2009 at 7:20 am

    those watermelon photos are hilarious! I am not a fan of melon, but those almost make me want to bite into a huge slice (or, better called, wedge?) just like that!

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