Wow! What a great summer.
It's been a summer of "firsts".
Attended my first "Opening Night" at Tanglewood
where we had a delightful picnic dinner. We went to "The Spit"
--a beautiful "spit" of land connected at low tide or accessible by boat off the coast of Scituate. Took a lovely ride through the Cape Cod Canal
as we took in a great lunch at the Chart Room in Cataumet.
But my biggest thrill was seeing a black bear
in our yard in the Berkshires. I had been reading in the hammock only 20 minutes before moving to the porch. My back was to the side yard when I heard a bit of rustling but it is usually the birds in the leaves under the trees. When I heard it again, I turned around to look. There she was--about 30 feet away. She was beautiful. I called for Bill to come see her as well. He arrived in time to see her stand up before she tried to leave the yard but there is a wire fence she could not climb. She retreated back and slipped down the side near the laundry on the clothes line. About a minute later we heard a car come to a full stop as she crossed the main road. It was a thrill!
However, I definitely look around a bit more each time I step outside.
Still on the "firsts" list...a Cape Cod Baseball league game! What about you? Any "firsts" this summer?