Weekend Snapshots 15

Summer is winding down. The kids start school this week. Our last summer weekend was all about hellos and goodbyes.

We were glad to welcome our fourteen-year old son back after he spent a whole week away in Vermont.

We squeezed in visits with old friends:

We went to a BBQ in Free Union to bid a fond farewell to another friend, who is off on a new adventure on the other side of the world. We had fun discovering a new part of the world in our own backyard:

We revisited favorite places:

and had one last visit to Chiles Peach Orchard:

We appreciated the last flowers of the season:

and even the delicate beauty of our eight-legged friends:

Goodbye, summer.

Hello, fall…

There’s no place like home.

I loved having the time to spend with my kids and my family and friends in D.C., but it was good to get back home, too.

This week I made a special trip to see one of my favorite local places: Chiles Peach Orchard. It’s one of the many reasons I love living here. The orchard is in Crozet, an idyllic little town just to the west of Charlottesville.

Related post: Peaches


For me, no summer is complete without a visit to Chiles Peach Orchard in Crozet, Virginia. This weekend my  friendy Wendy came for a visit and we managed to squeeze in a trip to the orchard before the start of school…

Years ago, my writer friend shared a gorgeous poem with me, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect day to share it with you. Today is the day! You can read it here:  From Blossoms, by Li-Young Lee.

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