Squamaliscious Again-First Impressions

Spring Session Squam
knit, spin, sew, embroider
re-invent and PLAY…

The most generous teachers
ever… Rebecca Ringquist, Charlotte Lyons,
and Maya Donnenfeld.
Warm, enthusiastic,
g a t h e r i n g
(Maya’s  banner over the door,
and she is the best hugger too).

Lovely, thoughtful cabin mates,
fabulous entertainment,
the good food, the gorgeous
cabin hanging over Squam Lake
and swimming, yes swimming in
the chilly waters at the end of the
long day, de-frazzling the brain cells
and waking up the body.

A little rain, a little thunder,
warm early summer sun,
laying on the dock, hearing
a barn owl, bullfrogs, twelve brown
and yellow baby ducks quacking
some coyotes singing,
and the haunting call of the loon.

Candace was overwhelmed,
Corrine was too, again.  So much
learned, so much to begin to learn,
so much to think about and digest.

First impressions…

A new cabin for
seven, hanging over the
lake with a front porch
and expansive views.

Candace chilling on the screen porch,
a little wave to say Hi!

First views from the porch, clouds in the distance
rolling across the mountains.  Green, green, green
and the dark blue of clear water right down to the rocky
bed nine feet below.

Candace and I sharing coffee in the dining hall
after dinner.  Both smiling, both content! A shy cabin mate
next to me obscured by her water! A newspaper
editor who would be appalled at my lack of grammar
skills, but I don’t think she would really mind! The big
Craftside sign in the background.  Yes, those incredible
recycled blank journals again.

Squamaliscious indeed.  More tomorrow…

8 Responses to “Squamaliscious Again-First Impressions”

  1. artymess June 6, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    wow can't wait for more tomorrow …looks like bliss ..we have been away too …lots of adventures to tell ……xx

  2. Mrs Moen June 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Looks and sounds like you have had another wonderful get-away; you and Candace seem to enjoy each other's company. When will you be sending her off and to where?

  3. Steph June 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    thank you for sharing the beautiful photos…the tranquility just draws me in..I'm sure you'll have a good retreat..and I love Candace….
    kind regards steph

  4. lyle June 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    so glad you made it home safe! todays weather forcast for up your way is scary! we've been under a tornado watch too but I believe its more likely in your area! cant wait to hear about this trip to squam. it sure is beautiful! mail is on the way! lyle

  5. Kim Mailhot June 6, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    mmmmm…yummy !
    Can't wait to see more.

  6. Marilyn Rock June 6, 2010 at 11:14 pm #

    I look forward to tomorrow's post. Looks and sounds joyful! Your smile says it all! xxoo

  7. eb June 7, 2010 at 6:14 am #



    at this joy

    the first Squam

    that I have not attended

    so there in spirit

    with you

    and Candace…

    xox – eb.

  8. Jensters June 8, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    That picture of you Corrine is wonderful….did you have a good time away x

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