My friends are doing a complete remodel on their new house on Nantucket. They are in borrowed quarters until mid-September when their perfect little snuggery will be finished. Both the borrowed digs and their new place are in Tom Nevers, a part of Nantucket that is far enough out of Nantucket Town to be quiet and peaceful, but not so far as it takes too much time to get around the island. Practically perfect, you might say!
As is usual, Bee had all sorts of projects going on while I was there. She is the busiest person I know and is always doing many and various entertaining and creative things. This year she was preparing for the Nantucket Garden Festival that was held at Pumpkin Pond Farm in a very large, very luxe greenhouse. The Garden Festival was a fund raiser for The Lighthouse School.
While some of us got ready for the show and sale, others just loafed the days away....
(And you know who I mean, Zoe.)
It was humid and in the mornings it was often foggy. As the fog would roll through the house, the water would condense on the screens.
We had some stunningly beautiful sunsets.
The greenhouse for the Garden Festival sale was decorated with Chinese lanterns and looked so very festive.
One of the dealers at the show and sale was selling old French linens. Others sold garden supplies, and several had garden related antiques and vintage items.
Amy Stewart, the author of such interesting reads as Wicked Plants and The Earth Moved, among others, was the guest speaker for the Festival. She gave several talks and did a book signing.
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My last day on Nantucket, Bee took me for a long stroll in 'Sconset, along the bluff. It was a beautiful walk and I enjoyed seeing all the flowers and the pretty old cottages, some completely covered in roses.
The beach at 'Sconset is a fine one, with big waves rolling in from the Atlantic. It was the perfect way to spend my last day on The Gray Lady.