And so I am. Home again after eight hours driving back from St. Mary’s City, Maryland after spending a week and a day with my dd Emily. It’s always a bit sad how one can be so torn with wanting to be in two places at once. For the weekend my other dd Alice and her family joined Emily and me and it was such a happy moment to sit down at the table with four children and four adults whom I all too rarely get to see all together. Andy and Ingmar were not with us, but we will all be together for Thanksgiving in a few weeks time! Having something to look forward to is such a blessing.
We went to Point Lookout on Saturday and enjoyed having the Potomac on one side and the bay on the other. Sunday was a ramble down to the water at historic St. Mary’s. Mike took what is one of my favorite photos of my two daughters and I also have a picture of Sunday which was taken in what Alice calls “the golden hour”, that beautiful mellow gold late afternoon light we have in autumn. Everywhere we went the children found “treasures” to bring back. Sofia had a bag of beautiful leaves and Nathan had an enormous Osage Orange and slabs of sparkly quartz. Life is good.