North "Heaven". The salt air, mingled with the scent of wild roses and heliotrope, is intoxicating and the views are stunning.
The approach to North Haven from the ferry
Here is their website: http://www.nebolodge.com/
One of my favorite poems follows. It was written by a dear woman by the name of Rachel Field many years ago but the sentiment still applies.
Anyway, I digress, back to my story. On this particular trip to North Haven a few years back, I was in the mood to read a light book but discovered I did not bring anything with me. I walked over to the town library and found that they had used books for sale for $1.00.
Since then, I have become a big fan and have read every book in the series. The author is Laura Childs and she has written two other series as well (Scrapbook Mysteries and Cackleberry Club Mysteries) but the one I like best is The Tea Shop Mysteries. I received my last book in the mail yesterday! Not only are they well written, offering the reader suspense and a non-violent thrill, they also provide a peek at the deliciously crafted lifestyles of the characters and recipes for scrumptious treats like scones and cakes as well as lessons on teas of the world. The covers are the most beautifully illustrated I have ever seen, thus smashing the theory that "you can't judge a book by it's cover." I love to curl up with a cup of tea and a scone and lose myself in these books.
Here is the Laura Childs website: http://www.laurachilds.com/
Back at the cottage, I was able to clean out yet another garden yesterday. It feels like the house is starting to breathe again. It will be nice when it gets painted but I have to clear everything away from the sides of the house first.