Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Writer's Island - Renewal

I'm back from New England but my pictures are still coming so I'll wait to share my amazing journey. I've recovered from my jet lag and spent a day with my guy who I REALLY missed. My Tivo is smoking from trying to catch up but I feel renewed and relaxed. I've stolen pictures from Pam and Nancy to give you a taste of my life changing trip. Knowing it is Tuesday on "Writer's Island" I'm sharing these beautiful lyrics.

When Fall Comes To New England
Words And Music By:
Cheryl Wheeler
When fall comes to new england
The sun slants in so fine
And the air's so clear
You can almost hear the grapes grow on the vine

The nights are sharp with starlight
And the days are cool and clean
And in the blue sky overhead
The northern geese fly south instead
And leaves are Irish Setter red
When fall comes to New England

When fall comes to New England
And the wind blows off the sea
Swallows fly in a perfect sky
And the world was meant to be

When the acorns line the walkways
Then winter can't be far
From yellow leaves a blue jay calls
Grandmothers Walk Out In Their Shawl
And Chipmunks Run The Old Stone Walls
When fall comes to New England

The frost is on the pumpkin
The squash is off the vine
And winter warnings race across the sky
The squirrels are on to something
And they're working overtime
The foxes blink and stare and so do I

'Cause when fall comes to New England
Oh I can't turn away
From fading light on flying wings
And late good-byes a robin sings
And then another thousand things
When fall comes to New England

When fall comes to New England

I can't catch up on 175 blogline alerts but I missed you guys!

Pam and I chatting in her yard in Vermont.

The Dynamic Duo, Batman & Robin. She wrote about our wonderful visit here http://capeandtights.blogspot.com/2007/10/batman-and-robin.html

Nancy and I celebrated our 46th birthday's together. She got her sweet hubby Stu to take her to New Hampshire for her birthday from New York so we could meet.


Rose Dewy Knickers said...


Great to have you back. Glad, no thrilled you had a great time.



Brian said...

Your smiles are worth everything. Relax and renew and visit when you can.

GreenishLady said...

Welcome home!!!! So glad you had a great trip. I can tell just from the smiles.

kimberley said...

Welcome home! It looks like you had a wonderful time - look forward to seeing more pictures.

I haven't known you so very long, but I really did miss your presence in Blogland -


Becca said...

I missed you! But you look radiant in those photos :) I bet it was beautiful there. I am so glad you were able to go~what a great birthday gift!

I know what you mean about the Tivo (LOL)

I got some really great news last weekend - I'm gonna be a grandma!!
So pass along your best advice :)

paisley said...

warmest welcomes back... this was a beautiful post,, and i do so look forward to hearing more from you....

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL photos and memories!

::waving from NH:: Michelle

...deb said...

Glowing, yes. Lovely post, lyrics, and photos.

The Happy Hutter said...

Hey! You look like a million dollars - just love the colour of your hair. Sent a message from my Yahoo account so hope I have confirmation from you real soon.
Love and hugs as always.

tumblewords said...

Great vacations are hard to beat - usually the getting home is about the only thing that can compare! Welcome back!

emmapeelDallas said...

WELCOME BACK! What a great trip you had. I love the pics you've posted and look forward to seeing/hearing more.


Clare said...

Hi Tammy! Welcome back!!!! Your photos are beautiful -- and you look radiant.

Pam said...

Hi sweetie, love the lyrics, they're right on the mark. Looking forward to the rest of the story!
Love you! Love you!

bella said...

welcome back, sweet girl. i love these pics and i can't wait to see the rest!!

Rach said...

Welcome back to blogland honey. Looks like a great trip and the photos of you girls are amazing. Happy belated birthday

Derek said...

So much love, can't wait to see your pictures! You've got such a awesome bunch of friends, and they have someone as wonderful as YOU!

giggles said...

Wonderful poignant post! What a love connection you made! Adore the pictures, the lyrics, and the joy of your renewal! Thrilled that you’re back and had such a phenomenal time. Sorry to hear about your flu bug…Hope that dissipates quickly!

Love and hugs Sherrie

Anonymous said...

What I see from these photos is that you are one dynamic woman when left alone or with friends! My sympathies are with Stu in trying to keep up.


tinker said...

YAY!! You're back!
I love that photo of the two of you as Batgirl and Robin - that is so great. What an awesome time you must have had - can't wait to hear all about it. Happy Birthday, again and again - Welcome back, Tammy! XOXOXO

daisies said...

Yay tammy!! i missed you : ) so wonderful to read your words and see the beautiful photos of what looked like an amazing time .. xox

Tammy said...

Tammy! I missed you! I'm glad you had a wonderful trip and I really look forward to hearing (and seeing) more about it!!

Love the batman and robin photo!!

Chris said...

I'm glad you're back. You obviously had a great time and I can't wait to see all your pictures!

Lucy said...

Tammy! I mean ROBIN! Yor're back! Glad you had fun and I don't know it but I love that song. ;)

trailbee said...

So happy you made it back, jet lag or no. Lunch?

paris parfait said...

Tammy, I missed you! Judging from these gorgeous photos, you had an unforgettable, wonderful trip! xoxox