Patricia L. Cummings
Today was a day for recreational shopping and touring the countryside. We had heard that a Hobby Lobby shop has been established in Manchester, NH where Filene's basement store used to be located. That was the main reason for the trip. I found odds and ends of everything I had been searching for plus more! Of course! It was a fun experience and one that was accompanied by softly playing Christian music and hymns, a refreshing change from the loud music that bombards us at other stores and restaurants. The aisles are wide and the shelves are well-stocked.
On the agenda today was also to visit some antiques store locations in southern New Hampshire. Three of the four that were listed online were not open any longer. One store sells mostly "primitives" decor items. That store, an old house was purchased from the college where I used to teach Spanish more than 30 years ago and today I learned that the college is out of business and is busy liquidating its assets.
The color yellow dominates our front yard at the moment
After a long day, we headed home. Our yard is a profusion of blooms. We went a little overboard with petunias this year but they smell fragrant and draw the hummingbirds.
Happy petunias! are beginning to cascade
Jim has been busy this week with another project, re-setting stones in the driveway that, in time, had sunken.
It was hard work but now the task is finished!
Part of the driveway project!
Summertime, and the living is easy. Watermelon, cherries, plums, blueberries almost ripe, the smell of newly-mowed grass, the sound of motorcycles once again, the green, green grass of home - all of these are a delight on a summer's day. I hope you are well. I have project galore swimming in my head, especially after our "artists'" date on this fine day. I can't sing Hobby Lobby's praises enough. There is word that they might open a store in Concord, NH. Sounds like a good plan!