I miss September

Let’s talk about the brilliance of September. Especially since we’re just coming off of about 10 weekends in a row of “blizzard-like conditions.”

I miss September.

I took the birthday boy on a whale watch.

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(It’s worth noting that we walked to the whale watch from our apartment. I’m so in love with Gloucester.)

And we actually saw WHALES. Like 6 of them. Right next to the boat.

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I kept my expectations low because the 8th grade whale watch in 1996 was a horrible flop.

But these were huge WHALES. RIGHT THERE. NEXT TO THE BOAT.

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We also took a drive over to Plum Island. Before it got slammed and slammed and slammed by weather disasters. Poor Plum Island.

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Our biggest adventure of September involved this out-of-control heirloom tomato situation:

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Yeah. It’s a rough life.

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It was the best problem ever, and canning was the only way out.

We hunted this down three Targets away and got to work. It was a LOT of work.

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The end result, however, was that we had fresh tomato sauce through January. Maybe even February. Totally worth it.

Also, in September, Erik’s mouth accidentally walked into my cheek in the pitch-black apartment when he had no idea I was standing in the doorway. It was very surprising for both of us. This happened:

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And, of course, our love affair with Cape Ann continued to blossom.

Cox Reservation:

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Squam Rock lighthouse:

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Squam Rock itself:

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Pretty Annisquam:

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Gloucester, I love you.  

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3 thoughts on “I miss September

  1. Diane P. Hinderlie says:

    Thank you for sharing! We are still under heavy snow cover and CAN’T WAIT to see the green, green grass of the city. Also longing for the cabin and Lake Superior. Annisquam looks much like Lake Superior area. Good to see your post.

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    • Sarah says:

      You’re welcome, Diane! I figured it was time to resurrect the blog since we live so far away from everyone and it’s hard to keep up. I can’t wait for our trip out in May!

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  2. Mac McLanahan says:

    Absolutely beauteous. I love September too. Just the name of it conjures up wonderful images. I’m so glad you love where you are.

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