Monday, June 25, 2012

Life


Harbors - they are magnets to me. Safe harbors...gentle harbors... good harbors. Sometimes life is a succession of harbors.


Plymouth harbor and beach roses in Massachusetts. 



Shrub roses in Bar Harbor.


Beach Roses in Maine.



Life is sweet - tiny wild Maine berries that stops your heart and restarts it at a gentler pace.


Life is delicious. Food from the sea. Appreciation.


Sometimes you need the light to bring you to safety. Sometimes you are the light.


And life is unpredictable. I am taking a blogging break - some time in harbors for thought. Know that I have smiles and appreciation for all of you, for all those near and for harbors and roses and delicious.

41 comments:

Lynda said...

Take care Claudia, I hope you won't be distant for long, but you are needed elsewhere. We understand. Life isn't predictable is it. Blessings and strength to you.

Ellen B Cookery said...

Do take care of yourself and those you love and need your love at this time. All good things come to those who believe!

Barbara F. said...

This is such a beautiful post, Claudia. You need to take care of someone special, we will be here when you get back. Blessings to you and yours xo

WokandSpoon said...

Lovely post! Hope all is well. Looking forward to your return.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely paces! We will be there when you come back...

Cheers,

Rosa

Beth said...

I'll miss reading your posts, but I understand the need to step back once in a while. I hope your break is everything you hope it will be, and I'll look forward to reading again when you come back. Take care; you will be in my thoughts. Beth

Pegasuslegend said...

What a beautiful post and oh so true. Life does bring such sweet days sometimes. I love the oozing of blueberries oh and that smell while it's baking. Then the sea is has the sweetest for me.. shellfish rules.. nice post Claudia!

My Little Space said...

Oh wow, what a great trip with such luscious treat. I'm sure you had a great time there.
Enjoy your week ahead, Claudia.
Blessings
Kristy

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful post with beautiful photos…very touching! Take care…I will miss reading your posts, and I will be looking for your return!

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

Beautiful pictures. Enjoy your blogging break.

Ruth Martins said...

Time to find that harbour, to stop, comtemplate and assess. I can so relate to that. May your thoughts be full of light, hope, precious moments, delicious food and bountiful flower bushes!

Mari said...

Lovely places, and photos! Enjoy your break :)

Hugs

Juliana said...

Lovely post Claudia...enjoy your time at the harbor :)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Find your safe harbor Claudia and enjoy it for a while. We'll be here for you when you return. All those places you visited make me long for a journey to New England.

Cucina49 said...

What lovely photos--enjoy your time off, and I look forward to seeing your posts when you return. I hope the writing is going well!

SKIP TO MALOU said...

Hello Claudia, I hope all's well on your side. I will miss your posts but know that I will be here when you are ready to come back. You deserve a break... and I might do the same (i've said that a thousand times haha!0
Have a great summer!
malou

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I love this post. Thank you for thinking of us and I hope you are having amazing time in Maine, Claudia!

Lori Lynn said...

Wishing you a restful break Claudia.
I'm humming Jimmy Buffet's "One Particular Harbor."
LL

Rosemary said...

Some friends are visiting Maine right now and I'm so jealous. Never have been there, but the scenery and the food calls me. Glad you're enjoying your harbor. Will miss you . . .

Kitchen Riffs said...

Everybody needs a break from time to time. We all want to read more of your great recipes, but only when you're ready. In the meantime, enjoy yourself. Great pictures! I want to be there, too.

sweetsamsations said...

Hi Claudia!! I'm just back from my break and now you're gone! :( lol. I hope to see you back in action soon! and yes, harbours are beautiful serene places!

Jeannie Tay said...

Lovely harbors photos, hope you will be harboring some good thoughts during your break:)

Reeni said...

What beautiful pictures! Enjoy your break! I hope all is well.

Catherine said...

Dearest Claudia, I hope that you find peace and happiness in your blogging break dear friend and that all is well.
It is good that you recognize the need for a break. Knowing that your body and mind are calling for peace and to recharge.
I will keep you in my prayers and hope that your return will be vibrant and speedy.
Blessings dearest. Catherine xoxo

Lyndsey said...

Have a great break Claudia! I love harbors too...seen many from Michigan and Florida. Want to see many more. Thake care!

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

Such a lovely post, claudia! :) Have a great break & enjoy life to the fullest! :) xxx

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Claudia my body isn't on vacation but my mind feels like it is...I have been feeling very sluggish this summer, probably a post wedding excitment and the final sale of my mother's house that is making me feel so sad...now the fires in Colorado aren't helping my mood.

Looking at your photos brought back many sweet memories to me! We past the Portland Head Lighthouse from a cruise ship and I was so excited to be able to go ahore and see and touch it! NE is one of the prettiest areas in the US.

Enjoy your blog break!

Lizzy said...

We will all be here for you when you return. Special thoughts for you, my friend...please take good care. xo

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful pictures enjoy your break

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Lovely post, enjoy your time in safe harbors...it will revitalize you.

Judy said...

Fantastic photos, I'll take some of that blueberry pie please.

Jill Colonna said...

What wonderful photographs, Claudia. Enjoy your break and hope it's full of precious moments like this!

Rosita Vargas said...

Woooww...que lindo puerto y fantásticas fotos ,bayas y langostas muy apreciada por mi me encantan,hugs,hugs.

love2dine said...

enjoy yourself and have lots of fun!

Chiara Giglio said...

We will be there when you come back...take care Claudia, a hug...

Gloria said...

what nice and lovely pictures, we wait for you take care:)

Frank said...

There really is something about the water… so calming. Enjoy it while you can!

Velva said...

These scenes...Just make me want to to take a good book and a chair-Nature provides the rest.

Awesome.

Velva

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What calming photos Claudia. Enjoy your break. We'll miss you and hope to see you soon.
Sam

Barbara GF said...

What a nice getaway, Claudia - it's so good to disconnect once in a while - enjoy!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick