When we left Edgartown I saw a sign saying Menemsha, and something in the deep dark recesses of my brain sparked.
To be honest, I didn’t even know why until I got there.
The art wasn’t familiar.
Neither were the warnings about jellyfish and nude bathing…. two things that should never be experienced together.
So while the husband made a new friend…
I walked around wondering why this particular place had called to me.
Just a wee bit…
It was a lovely spot.
And as I wandered…
I realized what I was doing.
I was walking in my late father’s footsteps.
He was an artist….. and had painted this very spot.
That’s why we were there.
Because all my life….. I’d seen the word Menemsha on a few of his paintings and never knew what it meant.
I lost my father when I was 15.
Much too young…
We missed so many things.
But for a moment, on this day….
He walked with me.
And my heart was full.
(Not to be confused with actually fluffing… because, damn. That’s another blog entirely. )
The silver mounds are mounding nicely….
And the red geraniums you all told me to plant? Made the bulkhead doors look even more red…. so, yeah.
Day lilies are popping up among the peonies.
As well as in the shadow of the giant quince bush.
Not sure how that red fellow got in there.
Are there daylily postmen?
Begonias are begonia-ing.
And the lawn that never stops growing affords ample opportunity for the neighbors to test drive the husband’s new toy.
If only they wanted to take more than a few swipes, we could sit on the porch with an adult beverage and enjoy the summer….
As I was strolling the local hardware store the other day, I came across an item that was begging to be blogged about.
(Yes, I really heard it begging… so now I have to share.)
Let that sink in a moment.
And then visualize some over paid ad exec on Madison Avenue yelling, “Eureka! That new product? Let’s name it after snot!”
I wasn’t sure where… or why they came up with that name, until I said it out loud a few times and realized it’s a contraction for “it’s not tape”.
Which, of course it is.
And because I’m a dedicated blogger, I did some research… which lead me to the heretofore unknown Professional Painting Contractors Forum. (Oh, the things I do for my readers)
While I agreed with this commenter’s review…
It was the next two responses that made me want to hire these contractors no matter what they charge.
Bravo Professional Painting Contractors Forum.
Now there’s a product worth having.