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A Fond Farewell To Summer 2015

On my birthday, June 15th, I shared my Summer Bucket List with you. I knew I would not complete it and from now on I will create it with the caveat that I do not need to finish the list, but it sure would be fun. You can look at that post for the results. I did cross some things off the Summer list but many things were unfinished.

I still had a great Summer. Here are some of the other things I did that I did not blog about.


I put lights in the garden in front of the condo. I think it lends a magical feeling to the front yard.


All of my neighbors think the lights are really cool and the copper color goes well with the color of the house and looks great in daylight.


I had the pleasure of catsitting Leo twice. You know I love a tuxedo cat.


I went antiquing and yard saleing. I did not go to a flea market but I hope to get to one before the end of the season.


I saw many beautiful sunsets in a few New England states.

I attended a fun event at the local zoo. A Wild Affair was a great time w…

Lantern Festival- Newburyport

One of the items on my Summer 2015 Bucket List was to attend a lantern festival. I was referring to the one held in Jamaica Plain at a pond in a cemetery. For years, I wanted to attend this festival. Sadly, it has been cancelled the last two years.

I was excited to find another lantern festival taking place this weekend in Newburyport, one of my favorite places to visit. A friend and I headed north to Newburyport for this adventure.

Newburyport is beautiful with cobblestones on the sidewalks, historic homes, beautiful harbor views, and plenty of shops and eateries to keep you entertained. We each had a lobster BLT for a late lunch/early dinner.


After dinner, we headed to Greetings by Design to purchase our lanterns and then buy some decorating supplies. The lantern festival is an annual fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer awareness.  Lanterns are floated in a pond in honor of a loved one who has passed. Gena, my friend, told me her mother had died from this disease so I imagine it was part…