Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday Salon: Reading Round the Islands

I'm finally back from vacation. When I pause from unpacking and all the catching up that comes with returning home, I feel a pang that I'm not still up there in Upper Peninsula Michigan, the place of my heart. It's perfect for so many reasons but how can you beat reading round the islands?

Would you want to leave when this is the view you see over the top of your book when sitting on your friend's beach?

Or if this is the view you see over top of your book at dusk sitting on picnic tables in the park when you go into town to eat ice cream?

Or if this is the view you see over the top of your book looking towards the northwest sitting on the front deck of the cottage?

Or if this is the view you see over the top of your book when sitting up by your cozy guest house?

Or if this is the view you see over the top of your book when sitting in the back of the boat anywhere in the islands?

You might not sympathize with me so much as feel serious jealousy now that you've seen the idyllic beauty but I think you'd find it every bit as hard to come home too, don't you?


  1. Oh, I am so envious of those views! Enjoy...but coming home does have its advantages. Great photos to help you savor those memories.

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  2. Lovely! I took a day by myself on my way home from vacation, and wandered around Victoria, Canada, proving to myself that my idea of a perfect vacation was to find a beautiful spot, and then read there. Sounds like the Michigan lake satisfies those criteria.

  3. Such a clever way to document a perfect vacation :)

  4. Seems like you had a great vacation. And no, I wouldn't want to leave such an awesome place!

  5. Those pictures are hilarious with a book in every one! Funny girl!

  6. Great views, and looks like you had loads of fun! Glad your book accompanied you everywhere--never know when you can cram another chapter in :)

  7. Those pics look absolutely beautiful and relaxing. I would never want to leave!

  8. Those views are amazing! I would have a hard time leaving there too and coming back home.

    Tanya Patrice

  9. Yeah, I'm not really feeling the sympathy here. Your friend has a beach? You have a cottage and a boat? Sympathy, not really. ;) Hope they were good books, though. What did you read while you were away?


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