Sunday, July 22, 2012

In Which Hitty Rachel Visits Caswell Beach

Our person's family vacation was approaching, and all the Hittys were in a tither, trying to decide who would get to go traveling.  Finally, the person's darling husband was asked for his suggestion, and he suggested Hitty Rachel Raikes.  Of course, that makes perfect sense, since she is the Hitty who has lived here the longest, and has traveled the most.  An experienced traveler makes sense!

Hitty Rachel got to see the Atlantic Ocean from way up high, on the balcony of the condo that was rented for the week.

A view from our balcony

She got to see the more tropical landscaping down below, in the front yard of the condo.

Condo's Front Yard

She got to see the dunes on her way to the beach.

Hitty Rachel on the dunes

She got to take many trips to the beach.  Here is one photo of her on her final trip to the beach.

Hitty Rachel at the beach

Hitty Rachel had a marvelous time at Caswell Beach on Oak Island, NC!  She loved the Ocean, breezes, sea shells, gulls, sandpipers, pelicans and the quiet solitude of the beach.

Friday, July 6, 2012

In Which We Visit Grandma's House

On Wednesday, our person had a holiday for Independence Day.  Since she had nnot yet celebrated her birthday with her mother, the entire family went to the Eastern Shore to visit Grandma and celebrate the birthday of our person and our country.  The dates aren't the same, but they are "close enough."  Hitty Grace Sycamre Brown went along with another girl who lives here, named Susie.  Susie is part elf and made of resin, but she is very nice to the Hittys.

Hitty Grace and Susie

Susie doesn't like the heat very much, but Hitty Grace didn't mind.  She says the warm temperatures bring her wood to life!  Her first stop was checking on the herbs and potted plants on the deck.  Grandma has a very heavy butterfly living on her deck!

Hitty and Iron Butterfly

Then Hitty Grace looked at the flowers in the flower beds.  These purple ones were low enough to the ground for her to see up close!

Hitty Grace in the Garden

Then she ventured past the back yard, which isn't very big, to the edge of the meadow beyond.  There were a lot of Queen Anne's lace flowers blooming.

Hitty Grace in the open space behind Grandma's yard

We found a plant on the edge of the meadow, and Hitty Grace got some help to see the Queen Anne's lace up close!

HItty Grace and Queen Anne's Lace

It was a beautiful day!