Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September So Soon

Hello. Anyone here? ☺

Just tossing in a few pictures from the August gone by. It was on the third of August that John and I grabbed the grands and took off for a picnic on Quaker Ridge. We spent a pleasant afternoon oohing and ahhing over the views of The White Mountains, Sebago Lake, and playing board games in the shade. I experimented with the timer on my camera, too.

↑ This is in need of a serious cropping.

It was interesting to learn that on that very day, Pam and her husband drove to the top of Mt. Washington and Pam played with her camera plenty. You might enjoy the comparisons *here.* (ETA: Pam and family were atop Mt. Washington in New Hampshire while we were 60 miles east in Maine. I could just barely see them. ; > )
↑The picnic table was in the sun at lunch time so the boys opted for the chairs.

The month ended with a picnic, too, which I will save to share on another day. 

Just a hint...

Here's to a wonderful September!
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53 comments:

  1. Hooray for August days! Looks like you had a lot of fun on your picnic. And the lobster....oh YUM! Have a great September, Vee. So nice to see a post pop up on my reader as I drink my tea before heading off to school.

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  2. Welcome back, Vee! It sounds like you had some great times in August...beautiful views of those mountains too. I love the perspective of that first shot...no cropping needed in my opinion! And I guess you have to be from New England to expect to see a lobster in your picnic basket :)

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    1. No picnic basket for that lobster! =D

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  3. Well hello there dear Vee! Nice to see a post pop up in my feedly. Love that shot across the picnic cloth! Views are marvelous...
    I'm one who has very little experience with Lobster!

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    1. Right. Me, too, until recently. ☺

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  4. So glad to see your post! You have been missed! Looks like a fun August!

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  5. Such great pictures and looks like a fun time too!

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  6. Picnic in the beautiful White Mountains--what could be better? The boys are growing and enjoying yummy snacks. Lobsta--YUM! Welcome back, Vee. I've missed your wit! ♥

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  7. Clever of you to figure out that you and Pam were so (relatively) close. I'm guessing the boys have lots of fun with you and John. Happy Fall!

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  8. Beautiful view and location!!! What a grand time with the grands and lobster to boot!!!

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  9. Great photos! So good to see you! Those grands are growing! I think Tim and I need to bring Kyle up and let them have a play date! Legos would rule the day!

    Deanna

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  10. Welcome back!!

    Hey...what happened to your babies? Oh no! They're not babies any more!! They look so grown up here in these pictures. Sigh. By the way, I don't think the timer pic needs cropping. I kind of like the perspective.

    Your lobster is making me seriously hungry!! Drooling in Maryland...

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  11. Oh yummmm- fresh lobster, does it get better?

    Fun with grands, up in the cool mountain air with heavenly views? Vee, this is awesome.

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  12. What great views!! Oh and that lobster is making me sooooo hungry!

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  13. Welcome back, Vee, it looks and sounds like a fun August for all! The boys have grown so much, this brings back memories for me! I truly miss summer time with our grands!
    Would you believe I have never eaten lobster?
    looking forward to more posts!
    Hugs from Me

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  14. Oooh lobster! Yes please! Glad to see you back. I'm working my way back to a post soon ;)

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  15. Of course you would have fresh lobster at your picnic! I'm another of those that has had little experience with lobster. But I sure enjoyed the lobster rolls we had on the east coast.

    A picnic with the grands at the White Mountains sounds like a great time all around...and how fun that to have Pam 'picnicking nearby! Good job with your camera timer.

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  16. Hello sweet lady! It's nice to find out some of the things you've enjoyed lately and see some family photos. I like your new profile pic too....wow you look so young! Enjoy your afternoon and the nice weather. (it's still HOT here) Sweet hugs, Diane

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  17. Welcome back, sweet Vee! We have been eagerly waiting for your return....at least I have :) It's wonderful to visit you again. A special someone told me you got to meet her several days ago. You blessed girl, you! I am "trying" not to be jealous! {{smiles}}

    Happy September, Vee. Hugs to you!

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  18. Helloooo... Good to see you out and about.

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  19. Welcome back, Vee! You have been missed! Your picnic spot and mountain views are lovely. Looks like it was a perfect day!

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  20. So good to see you here again, Vee.
    August appears to have been a lovely month in Maine. That lobster on the plate just screams "Maine" to me. I've never cooked one either and am now quite looking forward to your post with the details of your experience.
    The guys (all 3 of them) look happy and content. Great idea to hop in the car and head for the White Mountains. Beautiful scenery there.

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  21. Hi Vee! So good to see you back for September. That lobster sure looks like a great meal. I bet it tasted good. Had I known you were 60 miles east of us while on Mt. Washington I would have waved! LOL Have a great holiday weekend. Hope you're back here soon.

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  22. Vee, The boys seemed to make do with the shady picnic. Glad you had some time with your fellows. I hope for you that Fall is wonderful and fun...for me too girl. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  23. You clearly need to get a better zoom on your camera, Vee, if you couldn't get a photo of Pamela 60 miles away! That was a beautiful park area where you enjoyed a picnic with the grands.
    Good to see you back!

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  24. I checked in yesterday...no post. Was gone most of today and checked just now (before turning off my computer) and you're here! :-) Lovely photos. Gosh, it's good to have you back.

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  25. Soo happy tonight to pop on here and see that you have posted! I've missed you....welcome back! I honestly cannot believe the quality of your pictures. They are truly beautiful! Kind of a dream of mine to have quality pictures like this but I just don't think I could bear to take the time to learn....I'll just have to admire yours! The boys are growing like weeds....it goes so fast. Anyway, glad your back!

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  26. Looks as though you had a great picnic!!! xx

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  27. Hi Vee. Beautiful pics from your picnic. Hope you have a very nice upcoming weekend. Mildred

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  28. It sounds like so much fun picnicking with the grands! What beautiful views! So funny about you and Pam. Too bad you didn't have two cans and a lot of string so you could have talked with each other! Nice to see you back. I'm hanging onto every shred of summer.

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  29. So nice to see you posting! Nothing like a family picnic! Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time! ~Rhonda

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  30. Haha great shot across the picnic tablecloth! Welcome back to blogging. Always good to see you, but I know all too well that one has to live their life first and blog second. Maine has kind August weather, perfect for picnics. Yummy looking lobster! Pass the melted butter, please!

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  31. Oh I so miss picnics. I always had them when my girls were little. Can't remember the last time I had one. You all look like you had fun.
    Hope you have a nice day.

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  32. Hello Vee! I hope you enjoyed your blogging break, and it looks like you had some fun while doing it.
    I fixed lobster tails last week, but nothing as good as what you gave us a peek at! One of these days, I'm going to Maine and eat lobster at every meal.

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  33. Aww Vee - so good to hear from you. Your grandboys are just the cutest and what fun to kidnap them for a picnic! Love your uncropped, self-timed picture! Oh that Lobster has my mouth watering ... memories of our June trip.

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  34. Good to have you back! Beautiful photos....loved every one...even that last one of the critter on the plate. :-)

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  35. Great pictures of your picnic with John and the grands. Love the one you took with the timer on your camera. Picnics sure are fun. Reading through your comments, it looks like you have some mouths watering with the photo of that lobster. I have some inside information on that and am looking forward to your future post about it. ~ Abby

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  36. Looks like fun to me! Those grandkids seem to be having a great time and making memories with Grandma and Grandpa. You are truly blessed! I love those drinking glasses! Are they old?

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    1. I will have to ask if they are vintage as they are not mine!

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    2. Hi Catherine. The drinking glasses have a vintage look, however I purchased them at The Dollar Tree for $1.00 each. I think it was the find of the day.

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  37. I love a picnic! It has been to hot here this summer to have one. I am looking forward to having a few this fall. That lobster looks amazing!

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  38. Pretty spot for a picnic ! Looks like a fun outing!

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  39. Looks like you all had a great time Vee. Love the pictures. Ooh...the LOBSTER. My husband loves Lobster. Happy Thursday. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  40. Maine is lovely. Looks like y'all had a grand 'ol time. We almost got to take another trip up that way, but time and finances played havoc with us. *sigh* Maybe next summer. ~:)

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  41. Wonderful to see you all enjoying those last few weeks of still lovely warm weather! So glad you got away and had lobster to boot...
    So funny that you could almost see your kin on the next mountain ;o)
    Hugs...Yours, Roxy

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  42. Nice to have you back, Vee! xo

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  43. I know you had a great time with your precious and cute grands. And with those lobsters!

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  44. Lovely to see a picture of you and John and the grands. Looked like a great day for a picnic.
    Happy September to you.

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  45. Vee, Just look at that lobster. I loved seeing the photo on Judy's blog post of the truck pulling lobster traps. That is nothing we will ever see here on the west coast. I really enjoyed the picture of you and your grands.

    I'm really hungry for a lobster roll. I am wondering if I have ever seen lobster rolls on menus out our way. I really need to visit the east coast. Your views are beautiful.

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  46. I loved seeing you and John!! Sounds like you had a good August! Here's to September!!!! How can September be anything BUT good???

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  47. Maine is so beautiful! You are blessed! :)

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  48. Welcome back, dear Vee!!! I bet you feel like your break went by too quickly, huh? This looks like such a nice picnic with a beautiful view. Your mountains in the distance remind me of the way our Blue Ridge Mountains look from a distance. So pretty! Are those the White Mountains? I love your first and last pictures because I'm partial to checked tablecloths for picnics. :-D I look forward to hearing more about the picnic at the end of August.

    I'm glad you're back, Vee! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  49. Oh my goodness!!! That was a day right out of a story book. If you could know how many times I have told nmy husband... I want to eat frest lobster tail in Maine, you would know how beautiful this post was to me.Not to mention the wonderful hospitality of such dear people. I will come back and visit these pictures and your day, and it will spur my own dream of lobster in Maine. It would also be fun to meet Vee, now that we know she also loves lobster! Seriously... maybe one day it will happen. :)

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