When Jonathan and I have time off, we’re inclined to pack up and go away somewhere. This little stretch of staycation has been filled with unexpected pleasures. Yesterday we climbed Gorham Mountain in Acadia National Park. That jewel of an island never fails to awe the senses. Rockytop mountains are so easily accessible, and every one has a vista over the island-speckled sea.
Today, for the first time in who-knows-how-long, Jonathan and I “played house,” ie: cleaning, clearing, cooking, homemaking in preparation for visitors, soon to arrive. Nothing sparks action like anticipated homecomings.
We are opening up to change. One dramatic illustration was Jonathan inviting Clara to sit in the front seat of the car to join him on a trip to the dump. Clara looked as stunned as I was, since J is strictly a no-dogs-on-seats kind of guy.
Speaking of Clara, I decided to feature her in today’s photo. Her 80-pound body adds perspective to this evening’s sensational sky show.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 121: 162 words, TOTAL = 19,857; 40,143 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.