My good thoughts are with my fellow East Coasters as Irene hurdles her way towards the innocent. A pox on her, may she lose speed and steam and find herself lost at sea forever! May each of us, our families, friends, neighbors and emergency workers escape her wicked wrath unscathed.
Today was *trim the ponytail day* in the next town over, uhhhh ~ sorry ~ that would be my ponytail lol:) I wanted to share with you this *don't blink you'll miss it* town... before her blooms wither, her leaves turn crisp and her streets become laden with slippery slush. The town mothers and fathers do a smashing job of dressing their hometown every summer. I hope you enjoy these small town summer snippets as much as I enjoyed taking them for you!
May I please introduce you to Bloomfield, NY in the Finger Lakes Region ~ they know how to welcome visitors warmly, spread good cheer and make you want to slow your pace. It's the kind of place where you can stop at the coffee counter, get to gabbing with a friendly stranger, leave your good sunglasses next to your cup as you go out the door, whoopsie ~ only to backtrack your steps the next day and learn that a kind local put them behind the counter, go figure.
Post office posies
Grande flower carts poised along both sides of Main St.
Shop doorways whispering ~ pick me, pick me
Even the gas station invites you to pause, just for a moment