Sunday, May 29

cruising the farm coast

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Sometimes you just get lucky. It's that simple.

As we know, a certain someone has been recently beset with a string of less than fortuitous happenings in order to bring some balance to her normally lucky-dee-dee karma-- and yet, it seems even amid a lingering blood disease, a bout of bronchitis, and major life changes a ray of light is determined to land upon my head.

A couple months ago, I received an email from Christine that said, "I know the timing is terrible and that there's no way you can do this right before SAW, but we'd love to have you join us." In the body of the email was an invitation to spend the day exploring the Farm Coast-- an area I don't know at all, a region surrounding my new home-- where we would enjoy bakeries, small town shops, a wine tasting at a local winery, an oyster hatchery and an organic farm.

Um, hell yeah.

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So that was last Thursday and it was beyond perfect. We traveled through four towns: Tiverton, Little Compton, Westpoint Harbor and Dartmouth. These little towns are over 300 years old--- settled in the 1600s, which sure-- for all you Europeans is hardly old, but for US-- it's got some history. (Of course, as soon as I typed the words "settle" I was hit with pangs of guilt for the Massachuset and Narragansett tribes who were enjoying it muchly before those ships arrived with their disease infested blankets-- but that's a different post, for a different day).

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There were no shortage of beautiful shops and buildings to photograph, but wouldn't you know where I ended up?

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Yep-- in the weeds. Mesmerized by rust and and weathered clapboard.

Well, at least I know my true nature.

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This amazing event was organized by Christine and Nina in order to bring more awareness to the area-- and I can tell you, sincerely, it is one of the loveliest regions of New England I have ever experienced and I am definitely looking forward to a return visit once I am safely ensconced in Providence.

To read more accounts of the trip, you can go here and here. There's also a fabulous Flickr site loaded with gorgeous photographs.

But now? Off to my next big adventure!

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a gift from the lovely Linda


I'll likely be away from here for a week or so--- til next time-- be so good to yourself.

Bisous, E

P.S. at Sayles Livingston Flowers we were each given the prettiest vase of flowers-- lily of the valley and ranunculus-- honestly. lucky dee-damn-dee, non?

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17 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos!!! And such a great day! You really captured it beautifully. So enjoyed this post : )

    Sharon

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  2. little compton & Tiverton are two of my favorite places on Earth. My husband and I were married there, Goosewing beach is heaven and one of the BEST yarn stores anywhere is Sakonnet Purls. You truly did capture the beauty.
    P.S. Met the beautiful Christine today and got her fabulous book!

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  3. This looks like a slice of heaven. I am so glad that you took the time to go so you could bring it to me!

    Good luck next week...as if you need it...you are a legend already for your hospitality. I am sure everyone there will have the time of their lives! I will be here, jealous and reading the Journal, maybe crocheting or knitting just to pretend. Sending love to you!

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  4. do you want a roommate??? oh so beautiful!

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  5. You really bring New England to life and make it look so lovely. It's inspiring. Mom and I are talking about heading up the coast again this fall to see more of it. Whee!

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  6. Also, my Google spam comment word was "manliker". Well, yes. I cop to that.

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  7. So gorgeous...I love seeing how you captured the day. It is so unique, and completely different...I think you were the only one to venture into the weeds, but the resulting images are gorgeous!

    Love, love, love your new necklace.

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  8. i absolutely adore you. from afar, but nonetheless, i adore you.
    thank you so much for sharing you. :)

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  9. dear yasmine-- the feeling is TOTALLY mutual!

    xoxoxo, E

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  10. elizabeth, it was such an honor to meet you! such a lovely post & i am so glad it came at such a much-needed time. good luck this weekend (love the necklace). i'll be sending lots of good vibes your way! xo

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  11. such beautiful photos and what a gift ...seriously what a gift. you may have the awful awful winters but man, you have all that goodness there too. man, i'll need to visit once you get settled:) yes, that's me...inviting my own damn self!

    have an awesome June squam! xoxo

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  12. Oooh, aaah, Sakonnet is one of my fave places on earth and I think the first place I truly understood the feeling of calm. Happy Squam 2011!!

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  13. you are such a bright and shining light, Elizabeth!
    xo aiden

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  14. so beautiful! you've really captured the essence of that tiny corner of the world. i discovered it years ago and was immediately enamored by it's charms. inspires me to want to head back there. good luck with your move south... such an adventure you are on! xo

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  15. That place looks very wonderful and peaceful. Life looks so simple in Farm Coast. Thanks for sharing these pictures, I love your photography.

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thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e