Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | June 21, 2015

Celebrating Abundance

Our little campground garden. Already we have harvested tomatoes, parsley, cucumbers, summer squash, basil, thyme, peppers and dill!

Our little campground garden. Already we have harvested tomatoes, parsley, cucumbers, summer squash, lemon balm, basil, thyme, snow peas, peppers and dill!

Summer Solstice.

The earth is adorned with nature’s bounty and we rejoice in her fullness.

In the past sixteen months we have settled in to a lovely life in coastal Virginia. Our days ebbing and flowing with the tidal waters that ripple near our doorway.

Keith’s duties at the campground, precious moments with grandchildren, leisurely days off cruising The James on the Stella Marie, casual guitar sessions performed simply for the joy of making music. Our weekly ritual. Simple and delightful.

After a 30 year hiatus, Keith picked up his watercolors this Spring, and produced an impressive painting titled “Stella on The James” ~ a tribute to his “other woman” who resides at the James City County Marina.

"Stella on The James" a portrait by Keith Pence

“Stella on The James” a portrait by Keith Pence

These days we seem to be more inclined to live our lives than to report on them, and the few, devoted readers of “For Drinks and Tips” have too long waited for a word or two.

And so, today on this 2015 Summer Solstice, we break our silence and invite you to join us in taking stock of the good things in your life at this moment and set aside worrying about tomorrow for at least one day.

Relax and enjoy this season! “Me and My Baby”

Yes, Dukatt, we'll get that baby some tie dye!

Yes, Dukatt, we’ll get that baby some tie dye!

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Responses

  1. Beautiful musings Barbara. Happy Solstice and much appreciation for lives lived well.

    • Hi Philip,

      Thanks for taking time to comment on our post ~ it’s nice to know that someone out there reads and appreciates!

  2. Beautiful post Barbara – so glad you and Keith are enjoying life. We are planting ‘shallow roots’ in Tampa, and also enjoying gardening, music and just simply a gentle , good life.

  3. What a great place to plant those “shallow roots”! We have Florida on our radar, so when we finally get back, and down that far south, we’ll look you up! All the best 🙂


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