Today the news makes it a little harder to write light about the beauty of our Out East home. But there is light here. Gorgeous light that attracts people who make art and people who just want to enjoy the place. We need to be uplifted from the events of the past few days and, let’s face it, many, many days when the news is awful and everywhere there is sadness. We need a break from our daily routine as well.
It would be too disrespectful of those suffering to write a fluffy blog about the Hamptons, so I’ll try to be serious as I attempt to induce my friends and B and B guests to come out here and enjoy a share of tranquility.
Autumn is a blessed season at our Art House. The sky shimmers all day, not just at sunset. The long shadows on the gardens are warm. Breezes smell like daisies and fireplaces. The mixture is heady and full of solace. The area is at perfection, weather and color-wise. Bike rides and walks, you are not dodging traffic. Lots of good restaurants are still open.
There is much to do, from pumpkin picking and apple picking to horse back riding.
Our fireplaces await cozy couch-sitters. Play Backgammon, Monopoly or tackle a complicated, large jigsaw puzzle I wish someone would finish. One of our guests, laughing and proud, last weekend, was excited to tell me he fitted in one piece.
And this is the best time for walks on the beach; not too hot, not too cold.
Of course, for the hardy, a brisk and beautiful swim! Still my favorite activity!