September 23, 2009
How can the summer be over? It seems like just yesterday I was planting sunflower seeds in the not-quite-yet frost-free ground.
This summer wasn't the best, if I'm honest. But I'm looking forward to a festive fall, and spending a little more time on this little neglected blog.
So far the fall is off to a brilliant start. Stretches of empty beaches and beautiful weather...
...and seashells untouched by the little hands that are now safely tucked back into their school desks.
All of the early summer rains (I thought it would never end!) are making for streetscapes dotted with flowers that are still blooming.
And there is still plenty to do at the shore...particularly over these next few weeks. On Saturday I popped over to the wonderful Allaire Historical Village for their fall flea market. I stopped, looked and listened, just like the sign told me to.
I picked up a small bag of vintage sugar sacks and quilt squares from my local linen connection (jeez...when I write it like that, it sounds like I need an intervention! "I copped a fix from my local connection..."), and a small, turquoise chipped-up (rustic!) McCoy vase. Both of which I didn't photograph (some blog poster I am). But I did manage to take a photo of the all-rubber duckies table:
Speaking of photos, there's a fabulous exhibit on the Asbury Park Boardwalk through September 27 if you're in the area. "Be True" offers 30-somewhat photos of Bruce (no last names necessary in this part of town) taken by renowned lensman Danny Clinch. This candid photo collection is an amazing glimpse into Bruce's world this past decade -- from rehearsal sessions at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, to behind-the-scenes at the Seeger Sessions recordings at Bruce's modest looking (though I'm sure it's not!) Colts Neck, NJ, horse ranch. If you are a fan of photography or Bruce, you may want to stop by. If you are a fan of both, get in the car right now.
And speaking of Bruce, happy 60th birthday boss! Wow...talk about time flying.