Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Monday, June 30, 2014

  • batman's birthday party, with 11 people gathered 'round the tables
  • the seventh anniversary of the finding our "bit of earth"
  • batman's semi retirement
  • all three daughters and their fabulous friends here
  • garden bounty
  • playing corn hole
  • lightning bugs
  • fireworks (that may have been procured across state lines) 
  • the first bonfire of the season
  • laughter and love
  • a magical summer evening
  • (oh, and don't forget the maple creamies!)
June joys, counting our blessings, being in the moment...

*with special thanks to Hannah and Lindsey for some of these photos.


  1. Congratulations Karen. The photos give the impression of a happy evening together.

  2. So heartwarming, so beautiful, so you, Karen. Your family is your treasure, the hills of Vermont a perfect backdrop. So very happy for you. xo

  3. amen to that.
    and as you would say… xoxo

  4. So glad you had a happy houseful for this special celebration.

  5. I'll have a glass of wine please! Cheers to one and all!! So much to celebrate. xo

  6. Now this post really is full of June joy! How I wish I was there!!!