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It is September and summer is ending and I am packing to return to Massachusetts tomororw. Such mixed feelings!  I have a very busy fall coming up and it is hard to leave these long solitary days and the occasional visits from good friends.

When I'm gone I will be still be tended here by Mark, who is doing some carpentry for me; and Craig, who made the masterpiece of a sign...not yet installed...that will go over my barn door; and John, who is painting the house and barn this fall; and Lucia, whose crew will put the gardens to bed for the winter.

The gardens! They know fall is coming, too. Here is a wonderful hydrangea that begins as white, then seeps onto pink, and now, in September is a deep rose that matches the light at dawn.

 

 

And a Chinese larkspur who decided to bloom again, one more time, just for the heck of it, and a delphinium as well...I guess they wanted to show off their wonderful blues one more time...

 

 

THe birds are still breakfasting at the feeder but I will take it inside tomorrow for the last time.

I am always a little sad, leaving Maine, though I have lots to go back to and see all sorts of interesting things on my calendar...lunches with friends, theater tickets, a Red Sox game, plus of course the book events which will take me first to the National Book Festival in Washington DC. and then a whirlwind of cities.

Plus writing to do. Of course.

And now: to get on with cleaning out the pantry and removing everything that MICE will want to nibble this fall.

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Jane Hinrichs
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Jane Hinrichs Friday, 07 September 2012

Lois, the flowers are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.

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Clay Friday, 07 September 2012

It is difficult closing one place and moving back to reality and there is always so much to do and get done. I know you have a lot to look forward to the fall your travels and your new book coming out in October. I hope you get time to breath and enjoy the Red Sox and your Patriots.. the season begins this weekend and it looks to be a good one!

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Piper Friday, 07 September 2012

The flowers certainly are giving you a wonderful send off while you pack!

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nauny101 Saturday, 08 September 2012

I really want to talk to you about this story that I have been writing.I could really use some heads up on it if you wouldn't mind.

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