Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's the Dog Days of Summer and...

I am on vacation and for once I didn't have any posts scheduled before I left.  My daughter is here until August 22nd, when she moves to San Francisco and, well, we have been having a lovely visit.  And the time has just gone by so quickly since I reviewed Violins of Autumn.

And I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to leave your comments about Violins of Autumn.  I didn't have internet access right away and couldn't respond individually to you all.

So where am I vacationing?  Well, it is a place called Seven Mile Island in New Jersey.  It is a barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean, and is actually 7 1/2  miles long and three to four blocks wide.  Originally occupied by the Lenni Lenape, it was bought by the Leamings family in 1722 and called Leaming's Island, but that name didn't last.  Some of the island's incredible dunes are still left, but they are not nearly as spectacular as they used to be because of beach erosion.  I have been here during hurricanes and witnessed the beach just completely disappear.  But it is still here this year so...

My plan is to sit in the sun and read for the next week and a half.  I have lots of books and hope to be able to post reviews of them while I am here, reading somewhere on this beach:


  1. Happy vacation! It looks like a fabulous spot. Enjoy the sun, the waves, and reading. :)

  2. I hope you're having a lovely time!

  3. It looks fantastic. Hope your time with your daughter was great too :)

  4. "Dog Days" (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August, which typically observe the warmest summer temperatures. In the Southern Hemisphere, they typically occur in January and February, in the midst of the austral summer. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, in proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather.