First, let me say how lucky I am to live in two places that I love, but leaving each one is hard.  This time of year finds us leaving Rockport to return to Houston, and I  take with me memories and images that keep the place alive until we return.  There’s

the morning sound of lobster boats leaving to tend traps

the dirt road and the rocks on which we picnic

the natural beauty of unspoiled places

the quirky, interesting people I meet along the way

Pipe Dreams and the days of island exploration

Most of all I take with me friends, their laughter and spontaneity.

Yes, I will miss it all but only for a while.

Are there places you hate to leave?

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10 thoughts on “Leaving

  1. You have a beautiful set of pictures there. Leaving is hard. But you always have the thought of going back to keep you going.

  2. With Leaving also comes an Arriving. Houston still loves you! We may not have fall leaves, but Houston’s where your family is, so hopefully that makes it worth coming home! xo…Linsey

  3. Am reading your blog in DC as I stop off for a few days on my trek to SC. I so agree how hard it is to leave Maine, especially when the day is so glorious as it was two days ago! However, I left this AM while all was overcast and still damp from yesterday’s rain…made my departure not so painful.

    Loved your wonderful photos…happy memories of the summer. I’m already starting to plan for my next Camden summer in my mind :o)

    1. Yep, and we need to leave more time to just enjoy being there!

  4. And I also am one who stays here but misses you and others who leave us. On this cold, raw night your pictures make me nostalgic for the warm sunny days of summer and our friends who’ve just left! It’s a long time till summer; glad you’ll be visiting before that!

  5. Billie Keirstead November 6, 2010 — 4:15 pm

    I absolutely hate leaving our beautiful North Carolina mountains for Fla. winters, which I think are colder than places with snow. But I love-love-love going back in the spring.

    1. I’m with you, and it’s nice to have something to look forward to.

      1. Oh, Linda, I totally know how you feel about looking forward to something. We are in Dallas for a month and just getting home from a fabulous dinner with 12 Dallas friends. It’s so nice just to gather again and share summer/fall adventures.

  6. Well, I am the one who stays here in Southampton, and my friends all leave for Fla. for the winter, so I am the one who misses them!
    One of the reasons we decided to retire here was that I always hated to leave in Sept. It gets very quiet, but it is so beautiful in the winter, If I can’t be somewhere sunny and warm, I am happy to be here to enjoy this wonderful place ! As the saying goes, “Bloom where you grow!”
    Safe trip to you!

  7. I don’t blame you for hating to leave such beautiful surroundings and many friends. Nice to have two wonderful places to live and enjoy the best of each.

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