Friday, September 11, 2009



I noticed this saying on a vacation cottage while walking along the shoreline of humarock Ma. "Summer Rest". I thought, how simply put. It's surroundings were so humble, so peaceful. " I couldn't imagine a more welcoming notion at that moment. For me, the sign symbolized the passing of a season; but also, a comforting reminder, it's only temporary.
Though, as predictable as the seasons are, and its returning life, its sad letting go... I guess you could say that about many things in life. I know this to be true and this gives me hope and peace of mind...
Love always,
Jo-Anne

14 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful saying and it is true, isnt it? Now that fall is on the way and the boys are back to school, my "rest" time is over. I really like that saying Jo-Anne! Thank you for sharing. I have missed your posts :) I love the roses in the pictures too! Gorgeous :)
Hope you are doing well!
Hugs,
Amy

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Jo~Anne, like Amy, I have missed you and your posts! I hope you and your family are doing well... how is little Jessy? I have missed seeing him on your blog too, I check it every day... That is a beautiful saying, and very true... I love Autumn but it is a bittersweet time as well... much love to you and doggie kisses to Jessy... Julie

Jennifer Froh said...

So well put!

Now that summer is over, we must look onto the beauty of autumn... although summer isn't quite over yet down here in Texas.

Hugs, Jen

Vintage Lizzie said...

Hey Sweetie!...I hope you are OK...sending you big warm hugs!...Love to you...Lizzie

Roberta said...

Thinking of you Jo... Let's get together with Lizzie and Lorraine soon, okay? Beautiful heartfelt post. xo Roberta

Candy said...

Lovely :)

Tutti Chic said...

Beautiful Jo~xo chris

Marie Antionette said...

So true JoAnne,
I guess I'm kind of lucky ,because all I have to do is go on my front porchand sit on our porch swing.I have no neighbors,Its very peaceful.My peacocks walk all around.I'm in the middle of the woods.How long this will last without a subdivision coming close,I do not know.But I will enjoy it as long as I can.
Sweetie do drop by,I'm having a givaway.XXOO Marie Antionette

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Hi Jo Anne. Beautiful message. Fall is my favorite season and I am enjoying it here in Montreal right now.
I've taken my pictures of my house and I will be sending them to you when I get home. Will you please e-mail me your address? cindygeilmann@yahoo.com.

cindy@stitches

tales from an oc cottage said...

"Summer Rest"...I do like that.

m ^..^

Tracey said...

These pictures and everything on your blog is so, so beautiful!!! It is hard letting go of Summer, although Fall is so pleasant here in the Midwest...but the Winters, eeek I don't even want to think about it yet!

:) T

June said...

Hello Jo-Anne,
It is very hard for me to let go of this wonderful summertime. I love the fall and it's beauty, but I do love Summer best.
Your photos are beautiful and exactly the reason that I hate to see the Summer fade.

Cola's Cottage said...

Hello JoAnne ~ I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are blessed with the knowlege that your Dad is at peace with our Heavenly Father. I have been a big fan of your art for a long time! I paint roses too, my site is Cola's Cottage. You have a wonderful way with words and speak so eloquently about your father and the changing of the seasons. Yes, it is sad to loose someone, even though it is temporary. We must live out life to the fullest while we are here on this earth and one day we will be reunited with our loved ones in heaven.
Blessings ~ Nichole

Anonymous said...

Humarock huh? Good memories!